Acronym: NESTOR
Period: December 2020 - Nov 2023
Status: Finished


NESTOR is a 36-month project aimed at addressing the existing gap as far as adult education in the prison setting is concerned.

Specifically, the NESTOR project focuses on enhancing prisoners parenting skills by establishing and pilot testing of a National Network of 30 Schools for Parents in a prison environment. The objectives of NESTOR will be achieved with the help of: a) a transnational needs assessment and best practices identification exercise; b) a targeted capacity building phase addressed to prison staff (social workers / psychologists) based on training material to be developed in order to act as coaches; c) a pilot implementation phase through 360 parent school sessions based on trans-formative learning techniques, 60 regular digital consultation meetings of trained adult educators through an e-networking platform to be developed and 12 local consultation meetings with local authorities.

The NESTOR project is expected to result in co-developed policy recommendations on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities. The results from the project will be disseminated in order to enhance the awareness on community building mechanisms, to improve the knowledge on the developed adult education methodology and to share transferable results on the developed National Network, promoting the idea of Learning Communities.

The project involves a Consortium of 5 partners from 4 countries - Greece, Austria, Bulgaria, and Cyprus. The coordinator KEMEA (Greece) will implement NESTOR together with the Hellenic Agency for Local Development and Local Government (E.E.T.A.A.) (Greece), VICESSE (Austria), Law and Internet Foundation (Bulgaria), and KENTHEA (Cyprus).

The project is implemented under the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commissions.