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2017 Conference Tender Details
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Hosting the 2017 EPEA Conference Every 2 years the EPEA holds its International Conference, in different European countries. Members and non-members can come together to explore topical issues; experience new approaches and innovations, and highlight good practice in the field of prison … Read More

Competences needed in a democratic world
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The document “ COMPETENCES FOR DEMOCRATIC CULTURE – Living together as equals in culturally diverse democratic societies” identify 20 competences for inclusion: 3 sets of values, 6 attitudes, 8 skills and 3 bodies of knowledge and critical understanding. The full ducument is here

Transformation In Action SUMMER SCHOOL
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EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL IN EUROPEAN PROJECT MANAGEMENT 16-17 July Our Summer School, now in its fourth year, is an annual in-depth study of European planning activities. It is held over two days, so as to facilitate participation and maintain low … Read More

Danish Conference on Prison Education
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180 Danish prison teachers take part in a two days national conference arranged by the Danish Prison and Probation Service with the theme “Creating a Common Pedagogcy and Didactic Foundation”. The conference takes up many aspects of prison education and all participants … Read More

CPT Annual Report address Bulgaria and Lifetime prisoners
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In the annual report from 2015 the Centre for Prevention of Turture address two issues of education of prisoners. The mention Bulgaria and Lifetime prisoners Bulgaria: “The CPT urges the Bulgarian authorities to intensify their efforts to develop the programme … Read More

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The FORINER project is a European project that aims to provide education to European foreign national prisoners. During the project, creative and ambitious solutions will be designed and piloted to provide European foreign national prisoners with access to education that … Read More

Adult Learning in the 21st Century
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Dear members,   After a very successful e-training in 2015, with almost 100 participants from all over Europe completing it, the EAEA-led AE-PRO project invites the staff of EAEA member organisations to take part in its second online course: ‘Adult … Read More

Conference of INGO’s Survey
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Dear members,   The Conference of INGO’s is conducting a survey of good practices of intercultural education. They herewith aim to develop innovations for an inclusive education from:   – Analysis of realisations focussed on intercultural education in European cities … Read More

Lire et Ecrire Request for Information
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  Lire et Ecrire, an EAEA member from French-speaking Belgium, is looking for information on how national ESF agencies collect data about participants in activities financed by the European Social Fund. The Belgian French-speaking agency indeed requires organisations to collect … Read More

coe_brandA message from the Steering Committee

Welcome to the new website of the European Prison Education Association. The EPEA is an organisation made up of prison educators, administrators, governors, researchers and other professionals, whose interests lie in promoting and developing education and related activities in prisons throughout Europe in accordance with the recommendations of the Council of Europe. The EPEA is recognised by the Council of Europe as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). It is commited to working with prison administrations in Europe to further its aims, but is totally free-standing and independent.

The EPEA has established itself as the European voice for prison education drawing its membership from over 40 countries. Acknowledgment of its strength and importance lies in its recognition as an official Non-Government Organisation (NGO) with participatory status at the Council of Europe (COE), and it has been honoured further by its recent election to the Liaison Committee of NGOs with full voting rights.

Main activities

  • Advocacy
  • Policy Formation
  • Professional Development of Prison Teachers
  • Networking
  • Research