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The project „Strengthening the capacity of the penitentiary system in the area of human capital development at the level of prison staff” ended

Tuesday, 21st of June 2016, took place, in Bucharest, the final conference of the project „Strengthening the capacity of the penitentiary system in the area of human capital development at the level of prison staff", having as Project Promotor the National Administration of Penitentiaries and Program Operator the Ministry of Justice. At the event participated the deputy general director of NAP, Mr. Dan HALCHIN, the director of the International Unit, Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Service, Mr. Kim EKHAUGEN, the senior advisor of the director from the Correctional Service of Norway Staff Academy (KRUS), Mr. Knut ANDERSEN, the director of Arad Prison, Mr. Petru DOBRA, the director of the Human Resources Management Department – ANP, Mr. Gheorghe IFTINCA.

 

In the presence of the prison systems representatives from Romania, the Republic of Moldavia and Lithuania, the team management presented the objectives, the implemented activities, the results and the impact of the project. Having as aim to facilitate the access of the specialists from the prison administration system to innovative information, relevant for the professional training, the most important results of the project are the following:

  • development of the Human Resources Strategy of the Romanian prison system 2015- 2018;
  • development of the Training Needs Analysis Instrument and of the Application Guide;
  • development of 8 training Curricula for the initial and 3 for the in-service training of the prison staff;
  • elaboration of a prison staff career guide;
  • development and implementation of mentoring and coaching programs;
  • development and adaptation of educational courses (modules) to an e-learning platform;
  • organizing training session for the prison staff, in the following domains: human rights, radicalization in prisons, CPT rules, Public speaking and professional competences evaluator;
  • redevelopment/rehabilitation and endowment of the Centre for Training and Specialization for the National Administration of Penitentiaries Officers – Arad.

 

Having a budget of more than 645.000 euro and being financed by a grant given by Norway in the framework of the Programme PA 23 Correctional services, including non-custodial sanctions, the project started in April 2014 and benefited of an exceptional partnership, by the active participation of the experts from The Correctional Service of Norway Staff Academy– KRUS and The Centre for Training and Specialization for the National Administration of Penitentiaries' Officers – Arad.


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Intermediary conference press release

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Intermediary conference press release

On Thursday, the 12th of March 2015, starting 9:00, at Continental Forum Hotel – Astoria Hall from Arad, it was organised the middle/intermediary conference within the project „Strengthening the capacity of the penitentiary system in the area of human capital development at the level of prison staff", in which the National Administration of Penitentiaries (NAP) is the Project Promoter and the Ministry of Justice is the Programme Operator.

Based on a budget of 645.069 euro and financed by a Norwegian grant within RO 23 Programme "Correctional Services, including Non-custodial Sanctions", the project was launched in April 2014 and will be finalised in April 2016.

The National Administration of Penitentiaries has as project partners the Correctional Service of Norway Staff Academy – KRUS and the Centre for Training and Specialization for the National Administration of Penitentiaries' officers – Arad Penitentiary.

So far, the project has achieved its first scheduled goals such as developing the Human Resources Strategy within the penitentiary administration system for the period 2015-2018 and the Training Needs Analysis Instrument of the staff from the penitentiary administration system. In April 2015, the Training Curricula for the penitentiary staff will be finalised and the work for redevelopment/ rehabilitation and endowment of Arad Centre will begin.

At the middle/intermediary project conference, alongside the specialists from the Romanian penitentiary system (penitentiaries commissioner Ioana Mihaela Morar - Deputy General Director, NAP, penitentiaries chief commissioner Gheorghe Iftinca - Director of Management and Human Resources Direction, NAP and penitentiaries chief commissioner Petru Dobra - Arad Penitentiary Director), there were present also Norwegian experts: Kim Ekhaugen – Director of the International Unit, Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Service, Hans-Jørgen Brucker - Director of The Correctional Service of Norway Staff Academy – KRUS, Knut Andersen - Senior adviser, The Correctional Service of Norway Staff Academy – KRUS.

This project aims, by its implementation, to increase the access of the specialists from the penitentiary administration system to innovative and relevant information for their professional training.