Forum on Detention and Probation 2021

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The program and the workshops overview are now online and you can register here.

Education – a driver for change

The fourth Forum on Detention and Probation is dedicated to the topic of "Education – a driver for change". It will take place on 24 and 25 November 2021 in a hybrid format: at the Beaulieu Congress Centre in Lausanne and online. The core of the event will focus on skills required in Corrections to enable professionals to complete their tasks as well as the further and continued training of sentenced individuals to support them on their journey back to a life without crime. Both issues should be highlighted from differing professional and institutional perspectives.

The aim of the conference is to share new knowledge and exchange ideas on education and training issues in Corrections with decision-makers, practitioners, educators and researchers.

The inputs on education and training will be presented and addressed in two sections and five key topics:

Education – a driver for change for clients

  • Offers of training and continuous training in Switzerland and abroad
  • Training in corrections: potential, context and challenges 

Education – a driver for change for the staff working in corrections

  • Training and continuous training: preparing for real-life situations
  • New forms and methods of learning in the field of corrections
  • Qualifications key skills for assisting with probation

Each subject will be tackled by experts, practitioners and researchers based in Switzerland and abroad, who will answer to key questions and intervene in plenary. The topics will also be explored and discussed in depth during workshops offered by education experts and practitioners. 
Please take note that the main languages of this conference will be German and French.


The SCEPP shall monitor the current developments with regard to COVID-19 and decide which protective measures are necessary for the conference to be held. In this context, the SCEPP reserves the right to change the organisation and the modalities of the event.

COVID certificate

Based on the recommendations of the Swiss Confederation and the Canton of Vaud, we require that all conference participants must provide a Covid certificate valid for both days. Please note that it will only be valid if presented with an identity document (passport, ID or driving licence).

Guideline are subject to change prior to the Forum. Please check the websites of the Confederation and the Canton of Vaud for any changes.