Save the date: COPE annual conference, Zagreb, Friday 20 May 2016

On Friday 20 May 2016, COPE will host its annual conference in Zagreb, Croatia. The title of this year’s conference will be:  “Children with a parent in conflict with the law: What are their best interests? How can they be met?”   Today, approximately 1 million children in Europe are estimated to have a parent in…

Save the date: COPE annual conference 20 May 2016

COPE is co-organising its annual conference with the Croatian Children’s Ombudsman. The conference, entitled, “Children with a parent in conflict with the law: What are their best interests? How can they be met?” will take place at the Old City Hall in Zagreb, Croatia, on Friday 20 May 2016. More information concerning registration, times and…

COPE 2016 Network Activity Log

COPE is pleased to share the Network Activity Log 2016, providing an opportunity to explore the initiatives and programs implemented and/or continued by COPE members in 2016. It is inspiring to see all of the work that is being done to support Children of Prisoners across Europe!

Register now for COPE’s annual conference – 19 May 2017 in Naples, Italy

COPE international conference and network meeting 2017 Supporting children with imprisoned parents: A cross-sectoral approach benefiting all Bambinisenzasbarre Onlus and Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE) 19 May 2017 Hall of Barons (Sala dei Baroni) Castel Nuovo-Maschio Angioino, Naples, Italy   Register now Conference registration is free with an optional donation of 25€ (suggestion). This pan-European conference, hosted by Bambinisenzasbarre and…

“Children Outside Prison” Project in Turkey

“Children Outside Prison”, the year-long project in which COPE participated with Türkiye Çocuklara Yeniden Ozgürlük Vakfı (TCYOV, Youth Re-autonomy Foundation of Turkey), a COPE affiliate, came to a close in January. Founded in 1992, TCYOV is the largest independent non-governmental organization in Turkey working in the field of juvenile justice. Through its advocacy and fieldwork,…

Second Framing Analysis Workshop to take place in Naples

After the positive feedback from the frame-reflective analysis workshop on 21 May 2016 in Zagreb, a second workshop will take place 20 May 2017 in Naples, following the COPE international conference and network meeting. The workshop in Zagreb was an “Introduction to Framing as a tool in Policy Analysis”. The focus during this workshop was…

Second Family Relations Expert Meeting organised by EuroPris in Finland

On 6-7 April 2017, in Helsinki, Finland, EuroPris organised the second Family Relations expert meeting. Lucy Gampell and Madelein Kattel, COPE Board members, were present at the meeting, which was a follow-up to the first meeting held in Zagreb, 18-19 May 2016. The Family Relations expert group comprises 11 experts from European National Agencies (Czech…

MOOC: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

“Getting Care Right for All Children: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children” is the title of a new free training MOOC offered by an International Inter-Agency steering group focused on child rights. For many different reasons there are children all around the world who cannot live with their parents. The UN…

Social work and social rehabilitation in the Polish penitentiary system

From 3-8 April 2017 the Jagiellonian University organised their third Social Labor Seminar in Cracow as part of the framework  of the Polish Social Work Week PSSPS, targeting students and professionals. The theme on day four concerned the penitentiary system in Poland, addressing questions such as: “Is there a place in the Polish penitentiary system…

8th annual campaign “Not my crime, still my sentence” focuses on schools

COPE is pleased to announce that the recent schools-based fundraising initiative through GlobalGiving has been quite successful, thanks to the generous donations from supporters. Over $6,700 of the $7,500 goal has been raised, allowing preparations to get underway for the 2017 edition of COPE’s awareness-raising campaign “Not my crime, still my sentence”. The campaign, to…

New publications from Families Outside

Families Outside (Scotland) published a number of new resources for families in 2016. Picking up the Pieces  is a handbook for families of people convicted of a sexual offence, written with input from families themselves. This has since been translated for use in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. The Families Left Behind is a handbook for families,…