Online conference-debate on learning in prison

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  • Date: 23 November 2022
  • Where: online event (Germany)

On 23 November 2022, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) will co-host, in collaboration with the World Committee for Lifelong Learning (Comité mondial pour les apprentissages tout au long de la vie; CMAtlv) and the Swiss employment and training network Cité des Métiers (CDM), a webinar on learning in prisons. This online event is the fifth in a series of ongoing conference-debates organized by the three organizations, which aim to promote innovative practices that ensure quality learning opportunities in prisons.

In addition to exploring the importance of providing quality education and training opportunities for prisoners, the webinar will provide a space for speakers and participants to take stock of current education policies in correctional facilities around the world and address important questions on the future of learning in prisons. A range of expert speakers joining from across the globe will offer their insights on the most pressing challenges facing prison education in different local and national contexts today. Examples of best practice will also be shared. 

During the event, Fanny Salane, a lecturer in education sciences at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, will share some of the main findings from UIL’s literature review, L'Éducation en prison: Revue de littérature francophone, published in 2021. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion on experiences of prison education in France, where participants will hear from a range of panellists, including Dominique Pipard-Thavez, Vice-President of the Lire C’est Vivre (‘Reading is living’) association. In addition, a number of expert speakers will present experiences of prison education in other national contexts, including Canada, Morocco and Cambodia. Participants will also have the chance to continue the conversation and pose their questions on what has been addressed during the session. 


Date and time: Wednesday, 23 November 2022, 17:30-19:30 CET.

Where: Online. Please register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B798I5iTSjWX2rNukrUBdw

Languages: French, English


Literature review on prison education in English 

Literature review on prison education in French  

About UIL’s prison education project

UIL promotes exchanges on prison education between policy-makers, researchers and practitioners worldwide. Through its prison education project, UIL is working to review progress in policies and practice at the global level. Recommendations and guidelines for policy-makers and practitioners to improve the provision of quality adult learning and education in prisons are under development. 

  • Language of event: English, French

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