Support and Officially Recognise The International Day of Education in Prison - 13th October

On the 13th of October 1989, the Council of Europe adopted a set of recommendations outlining the needs and responsibilities concerning the education of imprisoned persons in Europe. These recommendations stipulate that all imprisoned persons should be offered the opportunity to engage in educational activities and that these activities should serve to develop the whole person, be conducive to effective reintegration, and encourage a reduction in recidivism.

Conference Cancelled: Policy and Quality in Education in Prison

the 8th European Conference for Directors and Co-ordinators of Education in Prison is cancelled.


Belgium - the host of the next EPEA Conference in 2015

On behalf of the EPEA Steering Committee I am happy to announce that the 15th EPEA Conference will take place in

Belgium in 2015

We thank the Federal Public Service Justice - the DG Penitentiary, and Klasbak - the Network of Prison Education Organisations in Flanders for their interesting bid and willingness to host the conference. We are looking forward to the co-operation and to meeting in Belgium in two years.

More information will gradually be published on the web.

Lena Broo
EPEA Chairperson

EU commission

New report on Prison Education 

"He who opens a school door, closes a prison". Victor Hugo
We welcome yet another important contribution to the knowledge about education in prison in Europe.The European Commission, DG Education and Culture, has released a report on the current state-of-play and challenges of prison education and training in Europe. The report is available at  Please feel free to share the report with any interested parties you may know.

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