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Changes in the Steering Committee
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Dear friends, members and partners, Over the last few months the EPEA SC had called for nominees for various vacant posts. We are happy to announce that we have found excellent candidates for the SC members that are leaving us … Read More

2019 Conference Tender Details
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Invitation to host the 17th EPEA Conference 2019 Every 2 years, the EPEA holds its International Conference in a different European country so that members and non-members can come together to explore topical issues; experience new approaches and innovations, and … 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!

Wolverine’s story: Explorer to return in identity
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April 2018 – Nieuwegein, the Netherlands   May I please invite you to take some time to read Ruud’s story. Ruud is a former firefighter who encountered massive health problems and other issues on top of that, but he always … Read More

Voice from behind the bars
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August 2018 – Plock, Poland by Hubert Skrzynski The project titled “Voice from behind bars” lasted from November 2017 through June 2018. So far we have managed to implement two editions. It was prepared in cooperation between “Busola” socially excluded education association, … Read More

International footballtournament in Dordrecht prison (NL) with many former prof. football-players
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The Dordrecht Prison in the Netherlands has been alive with international football-energy. Apart from Dutch teams, teams from Belgium, Germany and Ireland tried to win this third edition of Euro Football. The teams consist of (ex-) prisoners, (ex-)prof. football players, … Read More

Cooperation between EPEA and EAEA strengthened
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The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) held it’s AGM (Annual General Meeting) in Tallinn earlier this month. In the Steering Committee meeting in Porto earlier this year the SC had decided that we needed to strengthen our … Read More

Eurosuccess: European project for the successful integration of young ex-offenders
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Eurosuccess Consulting is participating in the European project E/I-motion: Unconventional Community Networks and Learning in support of Marginalised Youth Integration, which is co-funded by the European Commission under the program Erasmus+ (Action KA2)   About the project E/I-motion is a … Read More

‘Skills for freedom – from prison to community’ – Genoa, June 2018
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On 26th June 2018 in Genoa, there was organized an event called “Skills for freedom: from prison to the community. How to improve and job-match inmates’ competences”. The event was organized by EFA in cooperation with ARCI Liguria, Teatro dell’Ortica and the Genoa … 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