- Published: June 1, 2018
Project leader: Dr. Peter Best
Junior project leader: Francesca Melis Pont
RTA: Siegfried Löprick
Responsible at the IRZ: Johannes Schlicht, Christian Schuster
This project was conducted with the Spanish partner institution FIIAPP (International and Ibero-American Foundation of Administration and Public Policies) and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia. It commenced on 9 March 2016 and ended on 8 June 2017. The targeted goals were achieved in this period. The overarching goal of the project was to support the Croatian penitentiary system by increasing the qualification of the staff and improving management within the system. Furthermore, the implementation was to be supported of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in the Croatian prison system. The concrete project goal was to develop and implement a long-term system for the further training of prison officers.
The project consisted of two components: the first component examined the relevant legislation and proposed improvements. Additionally, the organisational structure of the training centre for the prison system was reviewed and adapted to EU standards. A training strategy was developed, as well as long-term training programmes and respective training materials. The strategy and these materials were published on the training centre’s website. Moreover, trainers were trained, who in turn trained prison staff. Furthermore, a study trip was conducted for five prison officers. In the second component, training programmes and corresponding materials for the juvenile penitentiary system were developed and published on the training centre’s website. A study trip was also carried out in this field. Here, special emphasis was placed on public relations.