From 8 to 10 September 2021, Trondheim, Norway will host the Cooperation Committee meeting of the Norway Grants programme “Correctional Services” which will be attended by Raivis Kronbergs, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia; Ilona Spure, Director General of Latvian Prison Administration; Agris Batalauskis, Director of the Project Department of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia and the Head of the Programme Operator, as well as others involved in the implementation of the program to discuss progress in setting up the new training centre for staff members of correctional services.
As reported before, the Latvian Prison Administration is implementing a project under the Norway Grants programme “Correctional Services” to build an open prison block and a new training centre for staff members of correctional services in the Olaine prison territory. During the meeting, representatives from Latvian correctional services will inform about the progress of procurement and other works carried out before the start of construction, as well as discuss other activities of the project.
The Latvian delegation will be welcomed by Kim Ekhaugen, Director of International Unit of the Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Service , as well as representatives of Romerike Prison and the Norwegian Red Cross.
The new training centre will be functional and built in line with international requirements. The training centre will have special premises for improving the correctional staff’s theoretical knowledge and practical skills (prototypes of prison cells), a conference hall, group classrooms, a computer class, a sports complex, a dormitory, Latvian Prison Administration’s Museum, and a library. This will ensure effective staff training and will allow for the preparation of professionals who will be able to ensure modern enforcement of the sentence in the future.
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You can learn more about the Norway Grants 2014-2021 period programme by visiting www.norwaygrants.lv.
The Latvian Prison Administration project “Establishment of Training Centre infrastructure and model prison blocks for training opportunities in the Olaine prison territory” No. 1-6.4/2-2019 is implemented within the framework of the Norway Grants 2014–2021 period programme “Correctional Services”.