Call for Applications – Special Interest Groups

Dear EPTA member,

As you might know the Netherlands Helsinki Committee implements in close cooperation with the EPTA project steering committee the EC funded project: ‘Tackling gaps in cross-border cooperation for Penitentiary Training Academies — EPTA’. Within the framework of this project three Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will be created to work on training methodology and syllabi which will focus on the following topics:

–        (1) leadership/management training,

–        (2) dynamic security & professional position/relational mediation, and

–        (3) managing difficult inmates.

We are hoping to recruit experts from the EPTA member states to apply for the SIGs, however, experts from states that will be applying for EPTA membership in June 2019 are also welcome to apply.

You can find the Terms of Reference for the SIGs attached below, which include more information on the specific duties and responsibilities. The deadline for application is May 13th and the experts are expected to perform their work from June 1st 2019 until 1st May 2021.

For specific questions regarding the project or the application procedure, please contact Ms. Emma Oosten ( 

Terms of Reference for SIGs can be found here.