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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

Αντίο δάσκαλε… Αντίο Γιώργο Ζουγανέλη…
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“Goodbye teacher … Goodbye George Zouganelis…” We are very sorry to hear the tragic news that respected EPEA Hellas branch secretary, Mr. Giorgos Zouganelis, has suddenly passed away. He was one of the Prison Education pioneers in Hellas, as headmaster … Read More

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An Erasmus+ strategic partnership called DigiMaths is examining effective practice in the use of digital technologies to teach numeracy/mathematics.  The partnership will produce guidance, training and resources for people teaching in schools, colleges, universities, adult learning and other settings. You … Read More

An Assessment of the English and Maths Skills Levels of Prisoners in England
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The Centre for Education in the Criminal Justice System (CECJS) recognise that in order to design a coherent education system, it is necessary to have an informed understanding of the current educational levels of the cohort. Current information of the … Read More

Funded Training Courses in Cyprus
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Erasmus+ Funded Training Courses in Cyprus – for teachers, trainers, university staff and adult education professionals: Who’s eligible? Teachers, Adult Education Professionals and Higher Education Staff of organizations, schools and institutions that received the Erasmus+ staff training funding for the … Read More

The Education of Young Offenders: Experiences, Difficulties and Prospects Conference
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The Institute of Educational Policy (IEP), the Office of the Public Prosecutor of the Supreme Court, the EPANODOS (NPID) – Reintegration Centre of Ex-prisoners, The Citizen Advocacy Organization, the Pedagogical Departments of the University of Thessaly, and the Branch of … 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