Kirsten Hawlitschek will be leaving EuroPris by the end of this month. On behalf of the EuroPris team, we would like to express our appreciation for all the hard work and dedication Kirsten has given to EuroPris. Kirsten has been working as Executive Director of EuroPris for the past 8 years. With the support of the board, the members, and partners of EuroPris, Kirsten has been managing the organization, bringing practitioners together, creating a network where practitioners can exchange information and learn from each other. Kirsten has been much appreciated for her good management skills and clear vision. During her time as Executive Director the membership has steadily increased, and today 33 prison services have joined the network.
At the same time, we welcome Gustav Tallving as the new Executive Director of EuroPris. In his previous career, Gustav has been working at the Swedish Prison and Probation Service in many different positions. One of his personal favorite topics on prison matters is the reduction of reoffending and system performance. As a sociologist, he is also deeply concerned with the political and philosophical aspects of prisons. Gustav worked with EuroPris before, during his part-time secondment from 2017-2019 as a policy officer. As for the future of EuroPris Gustav sees a consolidated network with a strong capacity to provide spaces for knowledge exchange, facilitate projects, and continuously serve the interest of the EuroPris members.