PR 3: SPPF Guide for Practitioners

The goal of the SPPF project is to develop a European guide for good practice on sport programmes in a prison context with the connection to the ‘outside world.




This guide is created to help people, working and living in prisons, to use sport as a means to create social impact and bridging the outside world with the inside world.

It is designed to be used by prisoners, prison management, prison staff, education staff, social organizations and people working in the voluntary sector.

This publication offers different development strategies, evaluation schemes, practical examples, tips and lessons to enable you to set up sport plus and plus sport programmes as a bridge between prison and the world outside the prison walls.

This document will be applicable to other countries, prisons and target groups. Prisons and sports federations, organisations and clubs can take inspiration from the examples and apply a ‘pick and mix’ approach. Therefore, a toolkit of different case studies, templates and ideas can provide the necessary inspiration for innovative practices aimed at improving the quality of life of prisoners and creating a social impact on prisoners, ex-prisoners and their immediate social environment.


SPPF – Guide for Practitioners will be available as of Dec 2022.



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