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More than 10 Years of EU Project Experience

Seeds for Growth has worked with a wide variety of partners in the UK and across the EU to create progression routes into work, health and well-being.

Talk to us today to see if we can work together to create a truly inspiring progression route – using the arts, technology and business training – that will really make a difference to your client group.

The objectives of the three most recent EU funded projects that we have participated in are listed below. For more information on each project, please follow the links at the bottom of each project description.

 

If you would like to talk to us about our European work, or if are a looking for an EU programme project partner, then please contact our London office.

Recent Projects

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Pri-Media

PRIMEDIA – ICT & Multimedia Tools for Prison Education

The overall aims of the PriMedia Network, financed by the LifeLongLearning Programme Gruntvig, is to identify current good practice in the application of ICT & multimedia in offender learning, including in-depth evaluation of the effectivity of specific examples; to test their potential application in a variety of prison contexts; and to exploit and disseminate good practice in prison education across Europe and beyond. The main objectives of the Network are to:

1. Create an ongoing European network to promote ICT and multimedia in offender learning
2. Encourage the use of ICT and the new technologies as part of the delivery of key competences in offender learning
3. Promote the use of new technologies in adult prison education in centres where they have not previously been used, especially in eastern Europe
4. Encourage inmates to get involved in ICT and multimedia as part of their prison education.
5. Encourage links between prison educators and ICT & multimedia practitioners

The Network identifies current practice and methods in using new technologies of benefit to delivering prison education, and will organize workshops, courses and seminars in different European countries promoting effective practice in using ICT and multimedia to support prison education, including film & video showings and exhibitions of photographic work.

More about Pri-Media at:

www.pri-media.org

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Cred-ability

European research reveals the invaluable role that the arts can play in the rehabilitation process. Despite this, outside of Britain, there are few accredited training programmes to prepare artists for work inside prisons or to formally accredit staff already using the arts inside prisons.

For the first time, experts in delivering arts within prisons and education experts will collaborate together to develop a training programme for artists, adaptable in an extended European context, and to create a framework in order to accredit practitioners already working with the arts inside prisons. The training aims to empower participants in their creativity, while preparing them for work in challenging settings, using a mixed media approach and up-to-date digital technologies to create versatile online facilities.

This newly updated course for artists will be the first accredited course of its kind, and will result in a qualification recognised at an international level.

sweden-runningAbout the Cred-ability training

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Languages Behind Bars

Languages Behind Bars aims to:

Promote communication and interaction in a common language in a prison setting
Facilitate more effective rehabilitation of foreign national offenders
Provide skills to help improve integration into society and the work-force after release
Engage prison staff in offenders’ education programmes
The main activities of the LBB project include the following:

Comprehensive desk research in which the current state of prison education and prison staff training, European and national policy, and the results of previous prison education projects are investigated
Developing, piloting and evaluating a cross-cultural prison communication programme for prison staff and foreign national offenders using a mix of classroom instruction, ICT and workbook-based activities.

Establishing assessment and accreditation methods for the certification of foreign language and intercultural competences of prison officers working with foreign-national offenders, setting new European benchmark standards.

An inter-prison language and cultural written exchange to help inmates practice language skills and reflect on their own cultures, in which prison staff take an active and encouraging role.

Producing a good practice guide for enhancing communication between prison staff and foreign national offenders.

Project coordination: die Berater, Vienna, Austria

Funded by the European Lifelong Learning Programme Grundtvig

For further information:

www.lbb-project.eu

PROJECT PARTNERS

The Prison Arts Foundation
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The College of Teachers