3D Jail Multiplier event: printing the future through social reintegration and employment
Fundación Cibervoluntarios, as partner in the project “3D Jail, printing the future”, integrated in the Erasmus+ Programme participates, along the rest of collaborating organisations and social entities in the 3D Jail Multiplier event. A broader look on the use of 3D printing technology, for the prototyping and implementation of specific laboratories in European penitentiary institutions.
The online meeting was planned to amplify and visibilize 3D Jail, as well as to present the partners with a detailed schedule of the next steps of the project. It has counted with the participation of representatives of the different partner organisations:
“3D Jail, printing the future” aims to involve detainees in one of the most innovative phenomena of 3D-printing, focusing on the skills needed in order to set up and use a 3D-printer. As 3D-printing is becoming one of the most relevant techniques in the creative and productive processes for small and medium enterprises all around the world, the partnership wants to develop specific methodologies and training modules on this new technology, applicable all around Europe, inside prisons or by distance learning.
3D-printing is playing, and is going to play, one of the most relevant roles in the creative and productive processes for small and medium enterprises all around the world in the fields of fast prototype-making, industrial design, engineering, architecture, clothing, jewelry, medicine and scientific research. Notably, such revolution is happening in a European industrial framework, where the demand for personnel with appropriate technological skills increases, but is not covered by the current labor-market.
In the European Union there are about 610,000 inmates. Of these only 1 out of 5 is involved in any kind of employment, and just a 3% of them works for external companies or entities which provide occupation. The lack of employment, the not so easily accessible delivery of training paths, the loss of self-esteem and the consequent sense of isolation are the main determinants of the high levels of recidivism, especially among the youngest and most disadvantaged individuals.