The first SPORE Board meeting was held on 21st – 22nd of May, 2012, with participation of partners from York University, Avans University, CEP, State Probation Service of Latvia, IGA Foundation and Viru prison. Within the meeting several crucial issues were discussed, including the methodology of the research, questionnaires and administrative issues. All the partners approved the Project Delivery plan and the initial idea of SPORE’s web page.
The first SPORE Board meeting
Project SPORE is developed to address issue of wellness of probation officers in Europe recognizing that effectiveness of probation work is closely related to staff capacity and personal suitability for the complex work they do. The project meets the need to recognize the examples of good practice in probation agencies, to strengthen the resources and support mechanisms of the institutions to keep the resilience and wellness of employees and avert burnout, stress and trauma. Project activities are designed to promote the mutual cooperation and share experience for developing and sustaining probation officers resilience in Europe.