The Hellenic Open University, in collaboration with the Mayoralty of Culture of the Municipality of Larissa, organizes an open event entitled “Liberation Education. From prison to society“, on the occasion of the completion of a three-year ethnographic research conducted in six different Greek prison schools and supported by the HOU. The event will take place at Pappas Mill, on Monday 27 May, at 19.00.

The research was carried out in the framework of the support of the research of the faculty members of HOU with university resources. The research was supervised by the Assistant Professor of HOU, George Koulaouzidis, while the research was carried out by the postdoctoral researcher of HOU, Antigoni Efstratoglou, who will present part of the findings.

The presentation of the research findings will be followed by an open discussion on their wider social significance. The discussion will be moderated by the journalist Costas Giastas and will be attended by teachers and directors of prison educational units of the Larissa, Domokos and Korydallos II (women’s detention centre) Detention Centres, as well as the director of educational units of the Diavata Detention Centre.

Previously, on Saturday 25 May, the same event will be held at the Cultural Centre of Chania, at 19.00. The discussion will be moderated by lawyer George Vergakis and will also include the director of the Chania Detention Centre, Haris Kiomourtzis, the director of the Second Chance School of the Detention Centre, Evangelia Mourizaki, the director of the educational units of the Larissa Detention Centre, George Trantas, and the instructor of the 2nd SDE of Chania, Anna Tsigou.

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