Prisoners / Projects

Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Health Promotion for Young Prisoners [HPYP]
Health problems of prisoners are widespread exacerbated by rising prison populations. Young prisoners have needs distinct from other prisoners, are more disadvantaged than their counterparts in the co...
Health problems of prisoners are widespread exacerbated by rising prison populations. Young prisoners have needs distinct from other prisoners, are more disadvantaged than their counterparts in the community and show negative impacts on their health. There is a clear need for prisons to respond with health promotion interventions to address health inequalities endorsing the principle that time spent in custody should aid disease prevention and promote health.

The project Health Promotion for Young Prisoners (HPYP) aims at developing and improving health promotion for young vulnerable people in the prison setting. It specifically aims at the subsequent implementation of a health promotion toolkit for young prisoners widely across European Member States. The toolkit addresses health related factors regarding infectious diseases, sexual health, mental health as well as the prevention and treatment of drug use.


Start date: 01/04/2010 - End date: 01/04/2013

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2009)
Topic: Prisoners
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Integrated responses to drugs and infections across the European criminal justice systems [CONNECTIONS]
The project aims to contribute to the development of more effective, inclusive and accessible HIV/AIDS (and other drug-related infections) and drug prevention, policies and services for ‘at-risk’ ...
The project aims to contribute to the development of more effective, inclusive and accessible HIV/AIDS (and other drug-related infections) and drug prevention, policies and services for ‘at-risk’ populations throughout the criminal justice systems of the European Union Member States and accession countries.
Start date: 01/09/2007 - End date: 01/09/2010

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2006)
Topic: Prisoners
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Training Criminal Justice Professionals in Harm Reduction Services for Vulnerable Groups [TCJP]
The general objective of the project is to develop and improve the training for professionals working in the criminal justice system on the front line with problematic drug users, specifically aiming ...
The general objective of the project is to develop and improve the training for professionals working in the criminal justice system on the front line with problematic drug users, specifically aiming at the subsequent implementation and sustainability of harm reduction programmes for vulnerable groups to prevent transmission of infectious diseases.
Start date: 01/12/2007 - End date: 01/12/2010

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2007)
Topic: Prisoners
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Increasing Public Health Safety Alongside the New Eastern European Border Line [PHBLM]
This project will contribute to increasing the public health safety of all EU member states and help provide appropriate healthcare to migrants entering the European Union border area as a fundamental...
This project will contribute to increasing the public health safety of all EU member states and help provide appropriate healthcare to migrants entering the European Union border area as a fundamental human right. The project will target the eastern external border of the enlarged EU where the implementation of the Schengen criteria is an ongoing process (Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). In support of the increased general security provided by Schengen II, the project aims to develop a public health and border management module (PHBMM) as well as a proposal for structural changes in the public health services of targeted border sectors.
Start date: 04/06/2007 - End date: 04/06/2010

Call: Responding Rapidly And In A Co-Ordinated Fashion To Health Threats (Ht 2006)
Topic: Prisoners