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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!

EAEA Younger Staff Training
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24-28 September 2018, Brussels, Belgium Duration: five days Cost: 500 EUR The aim of the EAEA Younger Staff Training, organised annually since 2011, is to encourage peer learning among young professionals, explore the European dimension of adult education and connect … Read More

Multiplier Event – LEK-AE: Let Europe Know about Adult Education
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Date: 8 June 2018, Berlin, Germany Duration: half a day (part of a three-day conference) Cost: free About: Let Europe Know about Adult Education (LEK-AE) is a three-year Erasmus+ KA2 project, coming to an end in 2018. During the final … Read More

Multiplier Event
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Transnational Peer Review for Quality Assurance VNFIL Extended Dates (TBC): 4 or 5 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium Duration: half a day (might be held during the two-day European Conference on Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning) Cost: free The aim … Read More

JPER has a new home!
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The Journal of Prison Education and Reentry has moved to a new website! On our new site you’ll find the journal’s archives as well as the current issue. The new site utilizes the popular Digital Commons platform, which may already … Read More

Skills for freedom – from prison to the community
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Skills for Freedom is an Erasmus+ project that, producing three intellectual outputs, works to reinforce and enhance soft and hard skills of inmates involved in artistic activities, in prison, and help their social and vocational rehabilitation. Skills for freedom will … Read More

International Criminal Justice Summer Course
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International Criminal Justice Summer Course – Radicalisation and Extreme Violence¬† The Criminal Justice Platform Europe (CJPE) is organising the second edition of the International Criminal Justice Summer Course in Barcelona from 3-6 July 2018 at the Centre for Legal Studies … 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