The project RECHANCE includes 8 partners (ROMODROM, XENIOS POLIS, CENTER FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION, PRISM, PROLEPSIS, EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY CYPRUS, KNOW&CAN, SPECTRUM RESEARCH CENTRE) from 6 countries, that means (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Italy).
The fundamental orientation of the project is twofold and refers to:
a) the recently released prisoners who will be educated and supported on their personal development and social entry chances through specific rehabilitation approaches and cultivation of specific knowledge-skills-competencies:
Life skills communication & networking ‘administration’
Time management skills
Conflict resolution skills
Social surviving competency
b) the adult educators who will undertake the role/ responsibilities of trainings.
Additionally, as participants, there will be a variety of other stakeholders and practitioners, such as- for example- representatives of NGOs and CSOs with a focus on prisoners, individuals at risk or belonging to marginalized/disadvantaged populations. The training of released prisoners should entail the proper use of technology, as this group of people had not a computer or internet access (maybe for years) and it is under a disadvantageous situation when attempting to adjust to life after prison: ICT use training has become a crucial piece of re-entry programs. Rehabilitation approaches should offer the trainees new skills and new insight into life goals and motivation.