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Membership Survey
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We want to hear from you! Please let us know what you would like to see. Click here to fill out our 5 minute member survey!

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The EPEA was asked to post this announcement on behalf of the consortium of 5 adult education institutions working with prisoners and currently involved in the drafting of an Erasmus+ proposal to be submitted next February 1st. You will find … Read More

Australia, USA, Europe and their shared footprint in prison education
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ACEA, AEC and EPEA meet in Australia. The EPEA was generously invited to attent the 13th ACEA Conference on Prison Education that was held in Canberra Australia in the beginning of October 2017. Ray Chavez, chair of ACEA (Australasian Correctional … Read More

European Literacy and Citizenship Education
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The development of nationalistic viewpoints and the overall decline in interest for the original European project show a need for an input in European literacy and intercultural, inclusive, approaches. The Elicit+ project -European Literacy and Citizenship Education+- which lasted for … Read More

Klasbak Kick-off – Mechelen Belgium – 8 December 2017
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EPEA was invited to give a presentation during this month’s Kick off meeting of our Belgian Branch “Klasbak”. Klasbak is Flandres Adult Education providers consortium focussed on and providing education in prisons. It turned out to be a very inspiring … Read More

International Network of Penitentiary Education in the Eastern Partnership
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International network of penitentiary education in the countries of Eastern Partnership and Central Asia has been created   On July 18, 2017, the International Network of Penitentiary Education in the Eastern Partnership and Central Asia (Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, … Read More

Doctorate by Dorien Brosens
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Dorien Brosens has recently completed her doctorate on: “Participation in Prison Programmes – Profile of (non)-participants, encouraging and discouraging factors” To view the contents of this research click here. Please contact Dorien at for more information.

A message from the Steering Committeecoe_brand

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