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December 2018 EPEA would like to inform that the 2018 International Day of Education in Prison (IDEP) Contest was won by a group of teachers and students of the Gymnasium and Lyceum that operates within the Avlonas Prison for Young … Read More
November 2018 – Porto, Portugal On the 6thof November, the city of Porto hosted the first International Seminar on “Education and eLearning in Prisons in Portugal“. In a combined organisation of the Open University (Universidade Aberta) and the Coimbra’s University … Read More
In society the mainstream is to think that the reintegration of offenders only depends on the successful completion of the programmes started in prison or with probation services. Or in other words that successful reintegration only depends on Prison and … Read More
November 2018 – Western region On 30th October 2018 the intellectual outputs of project Calypsos were presented in Brussels, at the European Committee of the Regions (Cor). The project, which supports social inclusion, specific needs and the improvement of basic … Read More
November 2018 – Malta The Corradino Correctional Services is leading partner of an ESF project: Participation for Employment at CCF: Social Inclusion through Education and Training – P4E@CCF. The University of Malta, through its Prison Education and Re-Entry Programme is the main … Read More
November 2018 – Malta Focusing on the skills assessment, recognition, validation and development of inmates’ skills, SkillHubs is a EU project that the Prison Education and Re-Entry Programme of the University of Malta is involved in. The aim of this project is … Read More
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.
- Policy Formation
- Professional Development of Prison Teachers