16 March 2021
ARTICLE: The disproportion between the number of detained people and penitentiary staff: the “original sin” of the Italian penitentiary system
This Paper, released by the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" in the framework of B-COMPETENT project, intends to address a specific issue arising from the national research carried on in Italy to assess the training needs of prison staff with regard to special need…
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1 March 2021
Detention of Foreign Nationals: recommendations to policymakers for enhancing training programmes of civilian staff in prison
With regard to prisoners who are Foreign Nationals, the  European Prison Rules  and their updated revision of 1 July 2020 clearly state: "Staff who are to work with specific groups of prisoners - foreign nationals, women, juveniles or mentally ill prisoners, etc. - shall be…
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1 February 2021
Management of Foreign National Prisoners: an overview of good practices in 6 countries
The report, newly released by Avokati I Popullit within the EU-funded project B-COMPETENT, highlights best practices and weak spots in Albania, France, Greece, Italy, Montenegro and Spain Complemented by the training needs assessment of prison staff carried on by B-COMPETENT with regard to huma…
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16 December 2020
Human rights of Foreign National Prisoners: newly released report on training needs assessment of prison staff in 6 countries
The international report just released by the EU-funded project B-COMPETENT highlights weak spots, best practices and training needs of prison staff with regard to human rights protection in multi-ethnic penitentiary contexts.   The research, elaborated by the University of Barcelon…
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16 July 2020
New synergies between B-COMPETENT and other EU-funded projects in the field of prison staff education
Penitentiary systems are among the most complex systems in a society. Although ambitiously conceived, the B-COMPETENT project does not aspire to resolve all problems and satisfy all needs of a system as complex as that.  The development of safer and more inclusive prison communities will al…
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8 May 2020
Focus groups on prison staff training needs in Albania and Montenegro
Despite the COVID-19 outbreak and the impact of the pandemic in prisons, B-COMPETENT has never quit its research about prison staff training needs regarding human rights in penitentiary settings. Our project staff delivered 2 Focus Groups via ZOOM platform in Montenegro on 31st of March and 13th…
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