The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning has started a European project on Literacy and Life Skills in Prison.
The project is funded by the European Commission under the Socrates/Grundtvig 2 programme. Partners are two non-governmental organizations ARSIS (Association for the Social Support of Youth) in Thessaloniki, Greece, and ANGEL in Bucharest, Romania as well as the Billwerder Prison in Hamburg.
This project aims at analysing and improving the curriculum and literacy material for literacy and life skills training in prison, exchanging ideas and best practice, creating 6 a "knowledge base" website, identifying criteria for quality and relevance in literacy and life skills for the prisoners. It is envisaged that a first planning meeting will take place in November at UIL.