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University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”

University of Palermo

Universitat fur Weiterbildung Krems

Universitat de Barcelona - Observatory of the Penal System and Human Rights (OSPDH)

Mirovni Inštitut - The Peace Institute

Prodos Consulting

Avokati I Popullit

The Department of Law of University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” (UniVan) combines inspired teaching with an active engagement in academic research and encourage an approach to legal education focused both on classic topics and in-depth study of a range of contemporary legal issues. The Department is actively engaged in promoting the prisoners’ right to education and fosters a culture aimed at the full development of the human personality of detained persons. In fact, the latter is indeed member of the “National Coordination of Penitentiary Centers for University Teaching”, which is a body of the Conference of the Deans of Italian University (CRUI), established at national level, comprising all the academic institutions that are advancing the role of universities in penitentiary facilities. The Law Departments commitment of UniVan in the field of prisoners’ access to cultural activities and education involves the negotiation and signing of framework conventions with penitentiary facilities, penitentiary administrations, and the Regional Guarantee Authority for the Rights of Detainees, also for internships of graduating students in penitentiary facilities.

UniVan, as Coordinator, is responsible for the following activities:

coordination and organisational and financial management of the project, in order to ensure the correct and timely development of the planned activities;

coordination of desk analysis aimed at identifying the EU/International legislation and regulations related to human rights and its implementation in 8 analyzed countries (IT-AT-ES-DE-SLOFR-BE-AL) with special focus on young adults inmates and radicalization;

writing of the report on the coherence between EU/International legislation related to human rights and its implementation in 8 analyzed countries (IT-AT-ES-DE-SLOFR-BE-AL) with special focus on young adults;

writing handbook to increase human rights protection in prisons with regard to young adults;

organisation of the final conference to present the project results.

The Law School of Palermo University – Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza (from now: Di.Gi.) is the heir of the ancient Faculty of Law, a place where many of the most authoritative jurists in the Italian and European fields were trained and have taught, as Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino (heroes who fought against Mafia) or the actual President of Italian Republic. The Law Department of UNIPA (DIGI), recently included in the Ministerial program "Departments of Excellence 2018-2022", has a long experience of research and teaching in the field of Human Rights and International Law, Democracy and Rule of law; Vulnerable Subjects, (Non) Discrimination. Its Law Clinic for Human Rights shows its commitment in the protection and empowerment of vulnerable subjects’ rights, offering them pro bono legal aid. UNIPA will actively contribute to all WPs and will lead the meta-analysis task.

The University for Continuing Education Krems, Danube University Krems, specializes in part-time academic continuing education. As a public university for continuing education, it works with its expertise in research and teaching to overcome societal challenges and tailors its study programs to address them. The master programs and short programs cover ten fields of study and meet the specific requirements of working professionals. The fields of study comprise Building & Environment, Education, Health & Medicine, Arts &Culture, Media & Communication, Migration & International Affairs, Psychotherapy & Social Services, Law & Administration, Sensors & Digitalization as well as Economics & Business Management. With 8,000 students coming from 85 countries, the University for Continuing Education Krems combines its many years of experience in university-based continuing education with innovation to provide outstanding quality in research and teaching at an international level. The university holds the AQ Austria quality seal. Situated 60 km from Vienna in the alluring world heritage region Wachau, Campus Krems is a highly attractive location. 

The Observatory of the Penal System and Human Rights (OSPDH) is a Research Centre at the University of Barcelona, created in May 2001. Integrated of university professors from the UB and other national, European and Latin American universities, as well as professionals from human rights institutions and organizations, postgraduate and PhD students, and activists who work in the fight for the promotion of basic rights and legal guarantees. A major part of our work focuses in deprivation of liberty. Within it, in 2016 we have developed the SIRECOVI, a tool for the documentation and communication of cases of institutional violence that we are aware of in our monitoring work. We are also members of the European Prison observatory (EPO). Within the SERENY project OSPDH will be the Coordinator of WP3 - Field analysis on the individual dimension of youth radicalisation and will contribute to the dissemination and awareness-raising activities, organising events (Workshop / Roundtable) and through social media channels.

The Peace Institute – Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies – is an independent and non-profit research institution founded in 1991 by individuals who believed in peaceful conflict resolution, equality and respect for human rights standards. The Institute uses scientific research and advocacy activities aimed at creating and preserving an open society capable of critical thought and based on the principles of equality, responsibility, solidarity, human rights and the rule of law. The Institute develops interdisciplinary research, educational and awareness-raising activities in the areas of social science and humanities, in five thematic fields: human rights and minorities, politics, media, gender and cultural policies. It acts as an ally of vulnerable groups and acts against discrimination in partnership with them. It is a visible research and civil society stakeholder in Slovenia, the region and on the international level and a leading resource in the fields of its operation. It acts in partnership with other similar stakeholders (institutes, universities, non-governmental organisations) as well as with residents on the local, regional and international level. In the SERENY project, the Peace Institute is a project partner for Slovenia and part of the Project management team. The Peace Institute will be involved in all project workstreams, including desk analysis, field research and awareness and dissemination activities. The Peace Institute will be a leading partner of the following activities: Organization of awareness-raising workshops and Organization of round-tables with experts.

Prodos is a European design company and a network of professionals specializing in the planning and implementation of social projects. The company provides technical assistance services in all phases of the project and training services aimed at acquiring knowledge and technical skills in the European design sector.

People’s Advocate defends the rights, freedoms and lawful interests of individuals from unlawful and incorrect acts or omissions of public administration bodies as well as third parties acting on its behalf. Established in 2000, its mission is to prevent potential conflicts between public administration and the individual. The People’s Advocate Institution was mentioned for the first time in the Albanian Constitution adopted in November 1998, while the Law No. 8454 “On the People’s Advocate Institution” (amended later on) was adopted by the Albanian Parliament on 4 February 1999. The Ombudsman is elected by a three-fifths majority of all members of the Assembly for a period of 5 years, with the right to be re- elected. The Ombudsman acts on the basis of the complaint or request submitted to his office. He also operates on his own initiative, in special occasions, which are communicated to the public. It’s not the Ombudsman who decides directly himself to re-instate the rights of petitioners, but he makes recommendations to remedy the violation of the right by a public administration body which has caused the violation. In cases where the relevant body does not respond to the recommendations of the Ombudsman, the latter may address gradually to higher bodies in hierarchy up to the Assembly (Parliament) with a report proposing concrete measures for restitution of the violated right. The People’s Advocate Institution is organized in five sections: Administration and Citizens Section; Special Section; General Section; Children Rights Protection Section; National Mechanism for Prevention of Torture (NPM).