Pictora is the co-ordinating organisation for the Erasmus+ project: Creativity, The Connected Economy and Offenders. From 1st to the 7th December, Pictora hosted a training programme for partner organisations from: Panevezio pataisos namai (Lithuania), Associacao Humandades (Portugal) and Resocializacijas un Integracijas Asociacija (Latvia).
During the weeks training programme, participants visited two prisons meeting and discussing the project concepts with both prison staff and prisoners. Half a day was spent in discussion with a group of 12 adult male prisoners who have inputted into the projects design.
Time was also used to develop innovative training ideas and concepts around how to ignite creativity; develop trust and sharing; Social Return on Investment (SROI); link creativity to The Connected Economy, employability and resettlement; develop social capital.
Based on the outcomes of this training programme, project partners will be refining the training tools and testing them with diverse groups across the EU during spring and summer 2016.