Pictora CEO project on EPALE
Pictoria is proud to have the work and outcomes of the Erasmus+ project Creativity, The Connected Economy and Offenders featured as a blog on the European Commissions EPALE blog: CLICK HERE TO ACCESS
The Creativity, The Connected Economy and Offenders (CCEO) Erasmus+ project was developed to make a really difference to the lives of individuals in the criminal justice sector. Pictora was the lead and managing partner for this innovative transnational project, with partners working in the criminal justice sector from Estonia, Lithuania and Portugal.
The aims of the CCEO project have been to open doors for offenders to the new Connected Economy by developing new approaches and learning materials. Igniting creativity and recognising connections are required to effectively access the new Connected Economy, which in turn enhances the resettlement process and reduces the risk of re-offending.
By linking internal creativity (one’s passions, ideas and positive thoughts) to The Connected Economy, the CCEO project has created a conduit for offenders/ex-offenders and individuals at risk of offending to start making connections. Connections that develop their social capital, which in turn enhances their prospects of employment or self-employment.
The CCEO project, therefore is about igniting internal creativity, developing approaches to learning to share and trust, making connections and understanding how the Connected Economy working (both in terms of its tools and rules!).
Finally, it is about helping the offender develop their contacts and social capital, which in turn supports their progression to employability or self-employment.
EPALE is the European Commissions Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe, for teachers, trainers, researchers, academics, policy makers and anyone else with a professional role in adult learning across Europe.