In March and April 2018 partner organizations of Educate carried out a focus group in each country in order to present the first draft of the competence recognition tool and to collect comments and suggestions from main local stakeholders:

  • 27th March 2018 Greece
  • 4th April 2018 Portugal
  • 25th April 2018 Spain
  • 26th April 2018 Romania
  • 27th April 2018 Italy

Focus groups aimed at collecting contributions on a common set of competences and at highlighting the aspects which can be transferred and the preconditions which allow transfer.

Stakeholders in each country appreciated the methodology of the focus group, extremely innovative in all contexts. Participants recognised the importance of such activities in order to promote collaboration among different kind of organization and foster inter-institutional procedures.

Each focus group focused on the following questions:

  • Knowing current activities implemented by educators (all) for the reintegration of persons deprived of liberty, please name at least one new competence or activity that you think would improve these activities.
  • Example of good practice seen during Educate: do you think that this practice could be important for our National system? If yes, how could we transfer and implement it?
  • Thinking about the future, which actions could you do in order to improve the reintegration challenge? How could you involve other agents on this challenge?