On 16th October 2014 visits of two pre-defined projects were carried out after the 3rd Annual Meeting of EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014 – the project of the Prison Service of the Czech Republic “Increasing the effectiveness of preparation of prisoners before release from Nové Sedlo Prison “ funded from the Norway Grants 2009-2014 within the Programme CZ15 and project of the National Film Archive „Digital Restoration of Czech Film Heritage” funded from the EEA Grants within the Programme CZ06.
Representatives from the Financial Mechanism Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, the Ministry of Finance of the CR and Norwegian ambassadress Siri Ellen Sletner participated in the visits of the selected projects.
The delegation made tour of the Nové Sedlo Prison premises including the object in which rooms for education of sentenced prisoners will be built up. The aim is to build up a center of theoretical and practical preparation in the field of wood production and maintenance of public green for education of sentenced prisoners in workers professions. An attractive project presentation including its activities, aims and outputs was part of the tour. The project will contribute to more successful return of sentenced prisoners to society and to decrease relapsed criminality and overcrowding of prisons. Prison employees willingly answered questions regarding prison running and system of its functioning.
Second visited project was the National Film Archive project which is aimed at restoration and digital transcription of cinematographic works with the objective to make Czech film heritage accessible to general public through new technologies. During the tour, the delegation had the chance to view the digital laboratory where the representatives became familiar with particular activities concerning the preparation of materials for ensuring quality film digitalization. A practical demonstration of already digitized material and images was part of the tour.