Digitalisation to support rehabilitation and a modern European prison culture

DIGICOR supports innovation in the European correctional sector by training prison staff in digital skills and technology-based solutions to rehabilitate and reintegrate inmates.

New digital skills for prison staff to foster inmates' (re)inclusion

This initiative focuses on digital literacy to enhance the education and employability of inmates to break the cycle and reduce recidivism rates.

Prison staff (educational/training staff, technicians, and prison officers) well-adjusted to the new digital era facilitate access to digital tools, which are key drivers for inmates’ (re)inclusion.

Project outcomes in a nutshell

Online repository of prison technology developments

Prison digitalisation scenarios for decision-makers, prison staff, and stakeholders, as snapshots of each technological solution’s advantages (and risks) and its impact on education and rehabilitation.

Training programme for prison staff

The focus of this programme (b-Learning and Train the Trainer courses) is on adopting technology-based solutions and digital readiness.

Policy recommendations

Guidelines for digital transition in prison environments that shine a light on potential impact, building awareness of European decision and policymakers, beyond the project boundaries.

Preparing tech-savvy Correctional professionals for the digital era

DIGICOR promotes a technology-based approach to develop, transfer potential, and establish new and innovative prison management strategies.

This initiative is leveraged at the digitalisation momentum that the COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed. 

Working together to support digital transformation in prisons

Running until 2023, prison services in Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Turkey and Romania, will induct and develop innovative e-learning pedagogies for prison staff and reinforce digital literacy and skills among inmates.

The initiative expects to engage 200 professionals in the Correctional sector and is open for collaboration with other jurisdictions that will join the group as Associated Partners.

Countries in cooperation
Practitioners reached


Bremen Senate of Justice and Constitution, Germany

IPS_Innovative Prison Systems, Portugal

Federal Public Service of Justice, Belgium

European Strategies Consulting, Romania

Directorate-General for Reintegration and Prison Services, Portugal

Kahramanmaraş Training Centre (General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Houses), Turkey

Recent news

Read the latest stories, updates and insights related to the project activities.


Browse documentation, including state-of-the-art analysis on the challenges of prison digitalisation.

Get in touch

Reach out to the DIGICOR project team for any inquiries or requests.

The DIGICOR project is financed by the ERASMUS+ Programme, KA2 – Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices, Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness. This website has been developed in the scope of the project DIGICOR – “Digitalisation in corrections towards reduced recidivism”, reference no. 2020 KA226-E02CF986.