Probation Observatory. Training and Network – PONT


Probation Observatory. Training and Network (PONT) is a DG Justice funded project coordinated by the University of Bucharest and implemented in partnership with University Loyola Andalucía, University of Latvia, Ministry of Justice Bremen and the Confederation of European Probation (CEP).

The objectives of the project for the next two years are to offer training to the competent authorities on the FD 947/2008 and 829/2009 and to create a sustainable network of experts in this field.

PONT Final Conference

„Four countries – Five Strategies for an effective implementation of the Framework Decisions 829 and 947”

To this end, the project team will conduct a thorough literature review covering academic papers, grey literature and previous training content. At the same time, based on questionnaires and interviews, they will run a training gap analysis aiming at identifying the training needs of the competent authorities and probation staff in relation to the FDs.
Based on the training gap analysis and the literature review, they will elaborate a comprehensive training platform and deliver training to at least 60 representatives of the competent authorities and probation staff from at least 12 jurisdictions.
As the training will be conducted in a training of trainers fashion (ToT), it is expected that the trainees will become resources (trainers and experts) for their own jurisdictions and the surrounding areas.

The project builds on the previous projects dedicated to mutual trust and FDs. Therefore, the project team would be grateful for receiving any information about previous training sessions or conferences dedicated to the two FDs.

For further information, please contact prof. Ioan Durnescu, email:

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