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PICP meeting in Porto

From September 18 – 20 ┬áthe third meeting of the PICP project in Porto took place.

On the program a prisonvisit, discussions on social bunds, a visit to the “Casa da Musica” and a showcase of community art projects in Porto.

And the winner is…

On Friday September 12 we received the international price of the Dutch “Festival van het leren”. A price supported by Unesco for the best International Project: the PEETA project (Personal Effectiveness and Employability skills Through the Arts) in which we played an important role and for our efforts to keep the arts on the agenda within the prison system.

Prijs Festival van het leren 2014
Europarliament member Agnes Jongerius congratulates Ed Santman with the price.


PICP (Partners In Crime Prevention) is a Learning Partnership funded through the EU Grundtvig program. Seven partners from all over Europe, all involved in working in prisons, exchange ideas on how the arts can provide tools for inmates to develop life skills. The idea is to develop strategies that lead to disistance, how how can art programms help people to make other choices in their lifes.

During six international meeting, that take place in the partners countries, artists, leading criminologists, experts in education and ex-prisoners discuss new ideas and strategies. One of the aims is to develop a manual on how to use the arts in prisons. The partners come from Poland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Ireland and the UK. C&C is the coordinator of this project.