The SPPF consortium will develop, test and implement learning areas in 5 European countries. These learning areas will be based on scientific and valid research. Using process and product evaluations, these innovative learning areas will be scientifically investigated in order to develop a toolkit and formulate policy recommendations for governments, prison directions and all stakeholders to set up good and sustainable practices on a local level within a European context.

Each learning area will be developed, tested and implemented within a period of one year. Because the situation in each country is different, a flexible approach to the timing of the learning areas is required. Prisoners, prison staff, volunteers, sport federations/ organizations/clubs and other stakeholders will play an active role in developing, testing and implementing these learning areas.

For many of the countries involved in the SPPF consortium, this is really new and innovative, so new relationships, connections and experiences have to be built. This takes time. Other partners build on already existing projects, which takes much less time. This requires good coordination and a well-developed, detailed implementation process.


  • Thai Boxing for adolescents and young adults
  • Adapted physical activity in Sollicciano and Gozzini, Florence


  • Going for Goals (Hasselt Prison)
  • ‘Start to coach’. Become a football coach outside the prison walls. (Beveren)
  • Boxing Project (Forest Prison)
  • Bridge inside outside for sport and culture (Antwerp Prison)

The Netherlands

  • Naoberschap FC Emmen Inside’ in the PI Veenhuizen


  • Badminton – Stara Zagora Prison


  • Circular training in Turopolje Educational Institution