The DIACEN project is composed of 5 organisations from 5 different EU countries – Romania, Portugal, Poland, the Netherlands and Italy. The partnership is a balance and mix that reflects the prison education world realities at European and international level.

All of the partners identified in their previous research that there is a lack of focus on adult education and the tendency is to push vocational training in prison. This is in a time that adult education can do the most good – during the pre-release period. Prison education and training is provided in overcrowded institutions with an average occupancy rate of 105% across the 28 nations of the EU. The prison populations are becoming increasingly diverse. In today’s context we need prisoners to prepare for release in a multicultural multi-ethnic society and to function as contributing parts. For this, prisoners, staff and the receiving community need to prepare to carry dialogue.

Associazione Antigone Onlus

Associazione Antigone Onlus (ANTIGONE)



Centrul Pentru Promovarea Invatarii Permanente (CPIP)


ICPA - European Branch

International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) – European Branch

The Netherlands

​Innovative Prison Systems (IPS)

Qualify Just- IT Solutions and Consulting LDA (IPS)


ARID Lacjum

Stowarzyszenie Rozwoju Inicjatyw Regionalnych “Lacjum (ARID Lacjum)


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