The ASTURIA VZW is an institute for adult education which based in Minderhout's inner city. The centre was founded in 2014 as a leading independent,
and not-for-profit professional body dedicated to promoting best practice and raising the awareness and standards of project management and coaching in prison education.
The centre has a regional scope and more than 160 parttime learners.
In the field of prison education the goals of our constitution are:
To promote the views on education in prisons as defined in:
Recommendation R (89) 12 of the Council of Europe on education in prison
The Flemish Decree of 8 March 2013 concerning the organisation of assistance and provision of services to detainees [Decreet betreffende de organisatie van de hulp- en dienstverlening aan gedetineerden van 8 maart 2013]
The Flemish decree of 15 June 2007 concerning adult education [Decreet betreffende het volwassenenonderwijs van 15 juni 2007]
The Flemish decree of 18 January 2008 concerning measures to stimulate the participation in culture, youth work ans sports [Het decreet houdende flankerende en stimulerende maatregelen ter bevordering van de participatie in cultuur, jeugdwerk en sport van 18 januari 2008]
To promote, connect and share the expertise of organisations that have and/or assume responsibilities in the area of education in prisons, in view of increasing the quality of education in prisons. This includes organising conferences on prison education.
To function as a network of expertise in prison education.
To develop a common view on education in prisons.
To facilitate visibility and public support for education in prisons.
To initiate and encourage research on education in prisons.
Hurkmans Gert, coordinator international projects, firstname.lastname@example.org
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