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Approval of pre-defined project on increasing quality of treatment of prisoners in prisons within the Programme CZ15

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


On 23rd September 2014, the Ministry of Finance – Programme Operator of the Programme CZ15 approved funding to implement pre-defined project of the Prison Service of the Czech Republic “The Project for Vulnerable Groups and Education of the Employees of the Prison Service”.

The project is primarily focused on increasing quality of treatment of prisoners in prisons and custodial prisons. It strengthens programme and personal area and area of providing specific services. The first domain is support of development of targeted and structural programmes for sentenced persons. The second domain is to decrease socio-cultural, legal and language barriers and discrimination risk of vulnerable group of prisoners – foreigners. The third domain is focused on strengthening systematic and conceptual lifelong education of employees of the Prison Service with the emphasis on ongoing training.

Overall budget of the project is 16 135 983 CZK / 608 905 EUR.