Duration: 36 months – 1st January 2020 – 31st December 2022
Location: The project has a European scope and takes place in Italy, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Nederland
Applicant/Coordinator: De Rode Antraciet (Belgium)
Funding body: UE Eramsus + Sport Collaborative Partnership 2019
Throughout Europe, more than 1.500.000 people are imprisoned, and this population is different in terms of nationality, ethnicity, languages, mastered, age. In most countries/prisons there is not enough experience, knowledge or focus to develop good practices concerning sport programmes and linking them with society or the “outside world”. Previous research has shown that sport programmes within prison have several benefits for prisoners, the prison as an institution and society.
The SPPF consortium intends to provide every European countries and stakeholder with the necessary tools and procedures for developing good practices using sport in prison to make a bridge to other sectors in society.
Project wants to promote a more concrete connection between prison and outside involving services, sport clubs, and volunteers in order to develop a broad-based sport process. Actually there is no real connection and this is a missed opportunity.
The goal of SPPF project is to develop a European toolkit about the importance of good sport programme and the connection with the “outside world”, as well as formulating policy recommendations about this topic, by developing, testing and implementing learning areas in 5 European countries.
Consequent aim is to facilitate innovative partnership between prisons, prisoners, prison staff, volunteers, social partners and sport Federations, sport/social organisations and clubs and set up follow up trajectories outside the prison wall by providing “through the gate” support.
Finally, the project intends to give prisoners a voice within the SPPF, implementing lessons learned by previous project PAC - Prisoners Active Citizenship.
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