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Call for Submissions: 12 – 16 June 2019 International Training Conference ‘Past, present and future of prison education’ in Dublin
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The EPEA steering Committee is thrilled to present this call for submissions for our 2019 International Training Conference: Conference dates: 12th – 16th June 2019 Conference Theme: ‘Past, present and future of prison education’ This edition will be as inspiring … 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!

1st International Seminar “Education and eLearning in Prisons in Portugal”
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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

MOBi – Mobilizing Society Towards (ex) Offenders Reintegration
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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

Calypsos Multiplier Event: Support for social Inclusion, Specific Needs and Improvement of basic skills for prisoners in Europe
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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

Participation for Employment at CCF: Social Inclusion through Education and Training
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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

SkillHubs: focussing on assessment, recognition, validation and development of inmates’ skills
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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

The FAIR Project – Fighting Against Inmates’ Radicalisation
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November 2018 – Malta The FAIR (Fighting Against Inmates’ Radicalisation) project (763538 – FAIR – JUST-AG-2016/JUST-AG-2016-03 PROJECT NUMBER: 763538) addresses the issues of violent radicalisation within the prison setting. Along with 8 partner countries, Malta is looking at education as a … 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