The first SPORE Researchers’ meeting was held on 27th – 28th of June, 2012. Researchers’ from the Netherlands, Estonia, United Kingdom, Bulgaria and Latvia were present and discussed all the current issues regarding the research and focus groups – local as well as international, the final version of the questionnaires were agreed on and methodology approved.
The first SPORE Researchers’ 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.