Building protect peer-learning community
This is the core activity of the project and it will last for the whole project lifetime. The project Lead Partner, Welcome Aps from Italy, will coordinate partners across virtual cooperation activities, physical transnational project meetings and training events. The project peer-learning community will become a place where partners can actively share their know-how, foster professional competences, discuss problematic issues, capitalise tools and develop common training methodologies – under the mentorship of the European Forum for Restorative Justice from Belgium.
Designing the capacity building programme for the professional empowerment of partners’ staff
During the first project’s year partners will be coordinated by the Department of Social Anthropology of the Barcelona University (ES) in drafting together a capacity building programme for their staff. The training programme will address both the restorative justice and the victims’ support system and it will consist of 60 training hours to be delivered through the non-formal education methodologies and the peer-learning approach.
Selecting the training participants among the partners’ staff
Partners will select a pilot group composed by 31 people among mediators, trainers, lawyers, psychologists, social workers and also external experts, teachers, researches, supervisors working in their organisations and in cooperation with the Associated Partners (Viterbo City Council, Viterbo County e Arnera Social Enterprise)
Organising short-terms staff training events
Once the training programme will be ready partners will implement it through 3 consecutive transnational training modules hosted in Portugal by APAV – Apoio A Vitima, in Italy by Spondé ONLUS and in Spain by the University of Barcelona. Each training module will lead to the elaboration of strategic training tools supporting the definition of a European model for training of sector’s operators (as indicated by Directive 2012/29/EU).
Sharing the partner’s good practices
During the whole project lifetime each partner will bring to the project its professional expertise, in the field of restorative justice system (as for example MEDIANTE from Belgium and WAAGE from Germany) and in the field of the support to the victims of crime system (as for example Victim Support Europe from Belgium) by capitalising lessons learnt and by transferring tools from other project experiences. PROTECT peer-learning community will become the right framework for the permanent exchange of the European practices between these two systems.