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General Council
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EPEA General Council Friday 17th November 2017   It’s a pleasure to invite all EPEA members to the next EPEA General Council meeting: Fleming’s hotel in Vienna, during the 16th official EPEA conference on Friday 17th November 09:00 – 10.30 … Read More

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!

European Prison Regime Forum Workshop by Europris
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EuroPris is organising the European Prison Regime Forum Workshop in Rome, Italy on 21-24 November with the main focus on Vocational Training and Reintegration, kindly hosted by Italian Department of Penitentiary Administration. Prison Services can present and discuss their best practices in … Read More

Romanian prisons celebrate The National Day of Education in Prison
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When education transcends a prisons` bars, punishment becomes lore and time wins new valency. Thereby, given that evolution depends on knowledge, the Romanian prison system celebrates, day after day, education, this toilsome journey from darkness to light. Seeing that an … Read More

Prisoners have digital rights
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The EPEA has commented to on the draft Recommendation CM/Rec(2017x)xx of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the roles and responsibilities of internet intermediaries. EPEA find that Prison Services are internet intermediaries, as they provide and tailor internet access … Read More

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