Forum on Detention and Probation 2020

The third Forum on Detention and Probation organised by the Swiss Competence Centre for the Execution of Criminal Sanctions took place on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 November 2020 under the theme of the execution of criminal sanctions in the face of digital change.

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On 25 and 26 November 2020, the 3rd edition of the Forum on Detention and Probation took place. For the first time, the event ran 100% in a virtual space, bringing together more than 50 speakers of national and international renown in 4 plenary sessions and 25 workshops. The essential added value of the Forum on Detention and Probation 2020 lies in the interactivity and networking. Participants had the possibility to communicate with the speakers, find out about recent developpements from the exhibitors and explore the topic of digitisation in greater depth by accessing the resources in the media library.

Overall, more than 260 participants joined the virtual event. Between 5 and 30 participants were able to attend each of the 48 workshop sessions and share their concerns and experiences in the three languages of the event, i.e. German, French and English. The debates highlighted the achievements, but also the challenges of the digital transformation in prison and probation.