CCJ4C Masterclass Conference

On 21th of February 2023, the Masterclass Conference organised by SNPP Politia Penitenciara took place in Brussels, within we presented and discussed the products and results of this three-year-old project which has focused on the carrier of the correctional staff – CCJ4C – Career Counselling for Staff in Criminal Correctional Justice.

The Masterclass Conference was attended by representatives from the European Commission, representatives of the European Parliament, different stakeholders from the countries involved in the project, ICPA (International Corrections and Prisons Association), EUROPRIS (European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services) and EPSU (European Trade Unions for Public Services) and representatives from the project partners.

This project examines potential career adjustments in the justice system from the results of studies foreseen in the 7 pilot countries from European and international excellence. The distinctive features of this project are the three levels of research (professions, organisations and policies) and the application of a participatory approach that enables interaction and learning. The aggregated results are presented as one profession (prison security staff) and the system as a whole. By explaining some of the problems and challenges facing the criminal correctional justice system, we also demonstrate the purpose and potential of such an insight in researching policy and strategy. This project focuses on the appropriateness of an approach to strategic development, public policy evaluation and, more broadly, a knowledge-building tool. This project is about good prison management in times of change, the main pillars of which are career guidance and innovation.

BETI team presented the project platform, that together with partners we were developing for the last 3 years. The outcomes of the project are amazing!

All we have achieved through the project was highly appreciated by the participants who found the resources inspiring, innovative and useful for the correctional staff carrier!

Check out the platform yourself here –