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DIACEN is proposing a complex solution which is to prepare prisoners for release. It involves all relevant parties united in adult education activities, with the aim of fostering dialogue and
establishing an effective learning platform.

DIACEN is based around the idea that the dialogue is a powerful method for delivering adult education. Building a community around authentic interaction could reduce massively the relapse / re-offend rates of the prisoners. The inmates need a programme for pre-release where all interested parties meet and develop together a solution with the motto: “Nothings for me that is made without me”.

Elements of the pre-release programme for inmates:

  • The prison as a learning environment;
  • The education, social work, security staff, prisoner and the local community sit around the table and set a learning pathway for reintegration for each prisoner in the pre-release period;
  • An European framework and method built with the expertise of 5 member states and several networks;
  • Methods for community development and public policy consultation which capture the assets of a local community, preparing it to receive the ex-prisoner and acknowledge his / her capabilities and needs.

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