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Membership Survey
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March Newsletter
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“School on the Cloud: dealing with a paradigm shift in education”
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COMED – Numérique et éducation – Conseil de l’Europe – present: Webinar – April 27, 2017, 19.00-20.00 (Central European Time) Hosted by the EPEA for the CoE INGOs “School on the Cloud: dealing with a paradigm shift in education” Presenter: … Read More

The Prison Compendium
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Welcome to the Yard. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the inside, as an inmate, or a guard. Nor does it matter if you are on the outside, as a friend, or family member visiting a loved one who’s incarcerated. … Read More

International art competition “Between here and there”
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Between HERE and THERE” is the theme of the fourth international art competition that the non-profit organization Art and Prison e.V. is announcing for imprisoned individuals. Artworks from women, men and adolescents in correctional institutions will be awarded prizes. A … Read More

“Voice from Behind the Bars” – An Educational Project in a Polish Prison
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In Plock prison (central part of Poland), since November 2016, there has been run an educational project whose aim is to show youth that a wrong choice in your life may lead to disastrous effects and that it may have … Read More

February Newsletter
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CoE January session 2017
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Meeting in January 2017 in Strasbourg, the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe brought together some 300 INGO delegates, experts, parliamentarians and permanent representatives of Council of Europe member states who discussed several major issues of concern today: … Read More

EUROPRIS: New expert group in Prison Education Management
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EUROPRIS have stated a new expert group on prison education management. 10 member prison services are invited together with the EPEA to look into the field. The group will meet first time in June 2017 and have two annual meeting … 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