Target Group: Offenders

Geographical Reach: Europe wide

Project Duration: 2010 – 2012

Project Funder: Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Programme

Project Manager: Ali Smith [email protected]

Project Aim

Learning Possibilities in the Penal System (LPPS) was a Grundtvig Learning Partnership project which was delivered from 2010 – 2012 and saw Superact team up with partners from France, Germany and Italy to discuss strategies for learning in the justice system.

In open prisons, educational interventions (particularly those centred on the arts and music) have been demonstrated to aid offenders’ reintegration into general society. The state of prison education across Europe is marred by inconsistency, as there is little consensus on what approaches yield the best results.


Aiming to examine recent evidence from the justice sector and propose a fresh approach to prison education, the LPPS project gave partners from across Europe opportunities to come together to discuss new and existing approaches to learning in the justice sector. Over the course of five project meetings, the partners developed new strategies and forged strong bonds that will allow them to continue working with offenders across Europe in the future.

At the end of the project, a manual was produced outlining the findings of each of the research partners. This can be downloaded at the LPPS website.