International Conference on Alternatives to detention in Central and East European countries (Dubrovnik)


On 16-18 November the second CEP conference on “Alternatives to Detention in Central and Eastern European countries”, jointly organized by CEP and the Directorate for Criminal Law and Probation of the Republic of Croatia, will take place in Dubrovnik (Croatia).


The aim of this event is to promote the rights of persons in conflict with the law to an alternative punishment to prison such as community sentences, and the benefits for the society and the probationers in this process.


The conference programme is designed to bring together experts, policy advisors and practitioners in the field of probation in central and eastern European jurisdictions and will address the following topics:

  • How to promote ‘probation’ as an alternative to detention
  • Valuing practitioner perspectives; Rehabilitation work and changing rehabilitation cultures
  • Building up capacity: what are ‘best practices’ in starting up a probation service & training of staff
  • offender supervision and community sentences; How to meet European Quality standards on probation


Probation organizations in central and eastern European countries are invited to present the latest developments in their jurisdictions and the event will provide enough time to exchange good practices and experiences during the 2 conference days.

Please find the conference programme here.

Due to the little possibilities of international flights leaving from Dubrovnik airport, the programme finishes early on Friday morning. Take away lunches will be provided.



Practical information

The conference fee for CEP members is € 350 and € 450 for non CEP-members. This fee entails 2 nights hotel accommodation, a welcome reception and dinner on the day of arrival, all meals and beverages during the conference, transport to and from the airport and the conference materials. It also covers a tour of one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites in Croatia – the historical Dubrovnik City Center on Thursday afternoon, which will be followed by a dinner at the local restaurant Konoba Dubrava.


Registration for this event is now closed.




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