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11 giugno 2018

Adult education: the seminar “Beyond prison” is underway in Bari

Epale’s Italian Unit, which manages the online community for adult education in Europe, organises the seminar “Beyond prison” in Bari. The event is dedicated to adult education in prison. Starting from  Monday 11 June until Wednesday 13 June more than 150 prison teachers, prison staff and third-sector operators will participate in the seminar taking place in the Salone degli Affreschi of Palazzo Ateneo of the university of Bari  “Aldo Moro”.

Among the main themes to be discussed there is the role of measures alternative to detention and their effectiveness, which is going to be presented  through monitoring data which show a significant decrease of recidivism in the institutions where prisoner rehabilitation programmes are carried out. Good practices, ranging from education, to vocational education and training, which give significant contribution to prison economy, will be also presented.

In addition, the theme of restorative justice will be addressed. This is a fairly new subject in Italy and is based on the creation of processes of social damage compensation in mediated relationships between the victim and the offender, upon Magistrate’s Decision.

«Since many years, Epale Italy has been supporting the role of education, training and work within the  prison system – The Director of the Inidre’s Epale national unit, Flaminio Galli declared – we are committed towards increasing prisoners’ accountability which can be obtained through paths of cultural and professional development in view of their possible reintroduction into society and achieving a rapprochement between prison and society».

The seminar foresees presentations by Carmelo Cantone, Regional Superintendent of prison administration in Puglia and Basilicata; Giuseppe Centomini, Director of the Youth detention centre in Puglia and Basilicata; Pietro Rossi, regional Guarantor of Prisoners in Puglia. Three thematic sessions coordinated by experts, direct testimonies of prisoners, theatrical and visual performances and visits to the prison facilities are also on schedule.


The Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) is the European digital platform dedicated to the professionals operating in the adult education sector. The online environment offers the chance to collaborate and meet to exchange ideas, experiences and solutions. Currently, it has 39,000 subscribers in Europe and 4,200 in Italy.
The EPALE National Unit is based at Indire.





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