On the 6th and 7th of June 2019, experts on technology in probation gathered in Vienna for the 3rd Expert Meeting. The meeting focused on national presentations, as well as the presentations of two invited speakers, professor Ioan Durnescu from Romania and Mr. Pedro Ferreira Marum from Belgium.
The meeting was opened by Mr. Imants Jurevičius, Latvia Vice President of CEP and Chair of the Expert Group on Technology. He gave a brief overview on the background of the group. He mentioned that the first meeting was held in Stockholm three years ago, the second one in Helsinki last year and this third meeting in Vienna, hosted by the Austrian Probation service Neustart. Imants stressed that even if the focus for the group is technology, it is very important to stay on the path of probation and that we can learn from each other instead of developing the same things parallel in different countries.
Pedro Ferreira Marum: “New technologies vs. probation mission’