Cooperation and knowledge sharing: a lever in the policy development process

Pedro das Neves



Promoting a more cohesive legal space in Ibero-America and beyond

Arkel Benítez Mendizábal

Secretary-General of COMJIB, Conference of Ministers of Justice of the Ibero-American Countries

Serbia’s judicial reform: the strategy to get closer to joining the European Union

Nela Kuburovic

Minister of Justice of the Republic of Serbia

Council for Penological Cooperation of the Council of Europe: developing standards for prison and probation services

Vivian Geiran

President of the Council for Penological Cooperation (PC-CP) of the Council of Europe and Director of the Irish Probation Service

The Spanish penitentiary system: changes to comply with European regulations and current challenges

Ángel Yuste Castillejo

Secretary-General of Penitentiary Institutions, Spain

The weight of history in a correctional system in transition

Priit Kama

Deputy Secretary-General for Prisons, Estonia

The untouchable social work principles of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation probation system

Annie Devos

Director General of the Houses of Justice, Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Belgium

A model system for its sense of mission and high recruitment standards

Joerg Jesse

Director General of the Prison and Probation Administration of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

New infrastructure as a lever for the modernization and streamlining of the correctional system

Peter Severin

Commissioner of the New South Wales Corrective Services, Australia

Correctional Service of Canada: when one of the best systems faces major challenges

Don Head

Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada

Transnational cooperation in the correctional sector as a win-win strategy

Peter van der Sande

President of the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA)

The Catalan prison work model in times of transition

Juan Torres López

Director General of the Centre for Reintegration Initiatives, Catalonia, Spain

Advocating for human rights: the mirage of the de-politicization of criminal policies

Alison Hannah

Executive Director of Penal Reform International (PRI)

Experts panel

One, Together, or Side by Side? Different views on the organisation of prison and probation systems

Invited decision-makers: Annie Devos, Esa Vesterbacka, Jana Špero, Joerg Jesse, Marc Cerón i Riera, Svilen Tsvetanov, Vivian Geiran


The children of prisoners: communication that heals relationships

Oliver Drews

Serbian prisons towards the EU acquis

Catalin Bejan

More short prison sentences or alternatives: which way do we go?

Natalia Delgrande and Marcelo F. Aebi

How to reduce the number of women in prison

Maartje Krabbe

American jails: the advent of three-door justice centers

Ken Ricci

Radicalisation prevention in prisons and in the community

Susana Reis and Marina Soares

Electronic monitoring as an intermediate punitive territory

Nuno Caiado

Criminal justice is increasingly eager to embrace the technological revolution

José Demetrio

Technological solutions for corrections: develop or purchase?

Steven Van De Steene

Collaborating across boundaries: unifying the correctional community in innovating technology solutions

Simon Bonk and Janak Alford

Modernization of the penitentiary systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: the role of the Inter-American Development Bank

Andres Restrepo Restrepo

Empowering prisoners through technology

Francis Toye






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