Observatory for Art in Prison “ALL2GATHER”
The ‘Observatory for Art in Prison “ALL2GATHER”‘ meets the need of creating and operating a network/archive of artistic and humanitarian activities and initiatives that take place within and outside prisons, within the SCS or other support structure, in the form of non-formal education or voluntary programs, but also in the reintegration process.
To date, the competent Ministries or other bodies do not maintain a corresponding file that records, archives, studies, evaluates, utilizes projects and actions, nor has a corresponding network of connection and empowerment of the participating bodies been established. An electronic platform will be set up in which actions will be collected, posted and updated with the aim of communication, synergy and interaction of institutions as well as informing and raising public awareness and changing the stereotypical image towards the vulnerable group of prisoners and detainees. All actions will be mapped, recorded and submitted, and there will be communication and interaction within the targets groups.
In particular, the existing synergies of the organization and partner with the teams EXIT Association, Giorgos Zouganelis Network, Freedom Gate, Detained and Released Women Support Network, the detention centers of the funding countries Iceland and Norway, Greek University institutions, the European Prison Education Association (EPEA) and the institutions EPANODOS and KEME, will be sealed. The organization and partner consist of executives capable of completing integrated projects and experienced in in-prison training, reintegration procedures, with rich voluntary social work and the ability, experience and knowledge to properly communicate the initiative to achieve the connection of all groups.