Multi-lingual, cross-cultural learning programme that incorporates not only the education of offenders on prison-communication and cross-cultural awareness, but also the education and certification of prison staff.
LBB aims to:
- Promote communication and interaction in a common language in a prison setting;
- Facilitate more effective rehabilitation of foreign national offenders;
- Provide skills to help improve integration into society and the work-force after release;
- Engage prison staff in offenders’ education programmes
The main activities of the LBB project include the following:
- Comprehensive desk research in which the current state of prison education and prison staff training, European and national policy, and the results of previous prison education projects are investigated.
- Developing, piloting and evaluating a cross-cultural prison communication programme for prison staff and foreign national offenders using a mix of classroom instruction, ICT and workbook-based activities.
- Establishing assessment and accreditation methods for the certification of foreign language and intercultural competences of prison officers working with foreign-national offenders, setting new European benchmark standards.
- An inter-prison language and cultural written exchange to help inmates practice language skills and reflect on their own cultures, in which prison staff take an active and encouraging role.
- Producing a good practice guide for enhancing communication between prison staff and foreign national offenders.
- Six partner institutions from six European countries.
- Project coordination: die Berater, Vienna, Austria
- Funded by the European Lifelong Learning Programme Grundtvig
- Duration: 10/12 – 09/14
For further information: www.lbb-project.eu