This comparative report is part of the project Promoting non-discriminatory alternatives to imprisonment across Europe (PRI Alt Eur), developed in partnership between Penal Reform International (PRI), the University of Coimbra, Portugal (UC) and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) and funded by the European Union (JUST-JCOO-AG-2020).
Guided by the ‘Council Conclusions on alternative measures to detention: the use of non-custodial sanctions and measures in the field of criminal justice’, of December 2019, the EU-funded project aims to contribute to the knowledge on and the promotion of the use of alternative sentences within the EU, through several activities, including this comparative study.
The comparative study was based on national reports, provided by experts from EU Member States invited by the UC research team. The study encompasses 22 EU Member States: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Sweden.
Click below for the comparative study in English and French, and the e-book version.