Skills 4 Freedom
Artistic ways to develop prisoners’ professional skills
Description of the project
Today, in the 28 countries of the EU, there are about 650,000 prisoners. Only 1 in 5 of them is involved in any kind of activity and only 3% of them are working for outside entities. Unemployment, lack of tailor-made training and loss of identity and sense of belonging to the civilian community determine a still too high level of recidivism among the most disadvantaged individuals.
Based on these figures and the observation that throughout Europe it has become quite common to carry out artistic (and more specifically theatrical) activities in prisons to help inmates throughout their rehabilitation process. The project highlights the lack of structured models for the validation and certification of the transversal and specific skills that can be acquired through this type of activities and that can be useful also once out of prison.
- The transversal recognition of the specific professional (artistic) skills developed by the prisoners, in order to improve social reintegration.
- To highlight the social work carried out by artistic companies in prisons.
- The creation of an innovative network system of socio-economic agents and public offices in the labour market so that they can improve the employability of ex-prisoners.
Arci Comitato Regionale Liguria – www.arciliguria.it – Italy
Asturia vzw – www.asturia.weebly.com – Belgium
AufBruch – www.gefaengnistheater.de – Germany
Collegium Balticum – www.cb.szszecin.pl – Poland
DomSpain – www.domspain.es – Spain
Equipe Formatori Associati – www.efaonline.it – Italy
Eurosuccess – www.eurosc.eu – Cyprus
Izmirvaliligi – www.izmirab.gov.tr – Turkey
Teatro Dellortica – www.teatrortica.it – Italy
UPSDA – www.obedineni.org – Bulgaria