On December 22, 2020, Dr Elena Mujoska Trpevska, President and prof. Dr Gordana Lazetic, a member of the Executive Board of the Macedonian Society of Penology, participated in the First Strategic Forum on Conditions in Penitentiary Institutions and Protection of Prisoners from Torture and Inhuman Treatment. The project is implemented by the Macedonian Young Lawyers Association and the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia with the support of the European Union within the project: Elimination of torture and ill-treatment in prisons and detention facilities.

Marijan Spasovski, Director of the Directorate for Execution of Sanctions and Julian Vassallo, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the RNM spoke at the discussion, and the project managers from the leading organizations also spoke about the activities implemented in the current year.

The Macedonian Society of Penology welcomed the initiative for organizing strategic forums of this kind, stressed the importance of the joint exchange of experiences and knowledge and expressed their readiness to assist in the implementation of activities.