Project: "Competent To Do"

The transfer of competences for tutors to achieve business (vocational) and social competences of female prisoners and ex-offenders 







  • Female Prison Ig (Slovenia),
  • The Employment Service of Slovenia (Slovenia),
  • Panevezys adult school (Lithuania).


The consortium was formed as a result of the experiences in education of prisoners and ex-offenders, depending on experiences with introduction of new approaches in education and motivation of people for education, based on their activities in accordance to a strategy of gender equality, based on experiences in methodological approaches of researches, based on experiences with the introduction of e-learning in prison and to international experiences and existing partner network.

Transfer of innovation:

the transfer of good practice examples by the FrauenComputerZentrumBerlin (FCZB) who have many years of experiences to work with female prisoners (and ex-offenders), have the qualified tutors - trainers, they carry out IT training for women.


1. Bring the education and training modules for acquiring general entrepreneurial and social competences of female prisoners (ex-offenders) with qualified mentors

Purpose: motivation for continuous education of female prisoners and ex-offenders, easier decision for the type of vocational training, continuing professional education more successful, more successful job search or continue to self-employment

2. Training of tutors (Berlin)

Grounds: tutors who teach in prison are not qualified to work with prisoners; needs of female prisoners are different from men’s needs; women are discriminated against education and also occupational opportunities

3. Pilot Implementation (Slovenia, Lithuania)

Purpose: training of female prisoners (6-8) - need general entrepreneurial and social competences by trained tutors, evaluation module (Part A - entrepreneurial competences, Part B - social competences) and evaluation of training (if training has an impact on decision for inclusion in further education, or has influence in a positive attitude towards employment or self-employment)."


The products and results of this project will be used by:

  • tutors,
  • female prisoners, female ex-offenders,
  • staff of prisons and the prison administration,
  • the vocational training centres,
  • the staff of Employment Service,
  • the staff of Centre for Social Work,
  • Ministry of Education and Ministry of Justice,
  • NGOs.





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