The European project SKILLS FOR FREEDOM – Artistic paths to develop the professional skills of prisoners, was approved under the ERASMUS + programme and aims at the smooth reintegration of prisoners in the society, and especially in the labour market, with the support of arts and theatre as powerful means of achieving this goal.

In particular, the project intends to equip the (former and current) prisoners with professional skills that can be developed through theatrical and artistic activities and which can contribute significantly in integrating efficiently the labor market.

Through the theatre/arts workshops, the prisoners can develop:

  • Basic skills (self-discovery)
  • Soft skills (communication and relations with the others)
  • Professional skills (artistic, practical, IT)

The people who will benefit from this project are prisoners in the European countries of the partnership, which is comprised by organizations in Cyprus (Eurosuccess Consulting), Belgium, Turkey, Bulgaria, Poland, Germany and Italy.

Duration: 01/09/2015 – 01/09/2018

For more information please visit the project website: www.skills4freedom.eu