Please accept our sincere invitation to attend the 10th Conference for Directors General in the probation sector organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and Health, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

The event is closed upon invitation.

The conference, specifically for Directors General, policymakers and senior managers in probation organisations, will be held on 6-8 November 2023 in Kiel, Germany, and will focus on the following key strategic issues for probation:

  • Good-lives-approach and Risk Management approach;
  • Caseload/workload in probation;
  • Involvement of NGOs/CSOs;
  • Education and Training;
  • Volunteers in probation;
  • New projects developed by CEP and future years to come.

The programme will comprise a series of plenaries followed by discussions and QA sessions, two rounds of workshops and a round table. The programme can be found here.

Registration and accommodation

The registration link has been sent via email to invited participants. The registration deadline is Sunday 22 October 

The fee is 350 EUR including accommodation for 2 nights (breakfast included) and a conference package.  

The accommodation and venue for the conference will be the Steigenberger Conti Kiel. CEP has a block booking in place for 2 nights for the price of 125 EUR incl. breakfast/person/night.  

Cancellation policy

The conference participation and accommodation can be cancelled via email to by Sunday 22 October at the latest


The closest airport to Kiel is the Hamburg Airport or Lubeck Airport.

From the Hamburg Airport by train

From the Hamburg Airport, we recommend taking S-Bahn S1 to the station Hamburg Hbf (S-Bahn) and taking a fast train to the Kiel Hbf from there. The journey takes approximately 1h 50 min and it costs approx. 26 EUR (one-way). The train ticket can be bought online at the official website of the Deutsche Bahn or at the cash desk. From the Kiel Hbf, you can walk (20 min) or take a bus (10 min) to the hotel.

From the Hamburg Airport by bus

The most convenient way to get from Hamburg Airport to Kiel ZOB station is the direct KIELIUS airport bus. You can book online on this website. You can also buy tickets from the bus driver. The fare is 22,50 EUR one way. Please note that KIELIUS runs every two hours. You can walk from the Kiel ZOB station (20 minutes) or take a bus (10 min) to the hotel.

From the Lubeck Airport by train

From the Lubeck Flughafen, we recommend taking a train (Regional Expres/RE83) that leaves every hour and ends in Kiel Hbf. The journey takes approximately 1h 36 min. For more details please see here. From the Kiel Hbf, you can walk (20 min) or take a bus (10 min) to the hotel.




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