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2017 Training Conference
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EPEA and OCG are happy to announce the first details of EPEA’s 16th International Training Conference to be held in 2017. A collaboration with our local partner OCG promises to result in a memorable International Prison Education Event. Please watch … Read More

Christmas Message 2016
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Dear Members and Partners, The EPEA SC would like to take this opportunity to send you all our warmest greetings and wish you a Happy Christmas. We are looking back on this past year with lots of inspirational activity. 2016 was … Read More

KA1 Opportunities
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See training opportunities eligible for KA1 funding below… Should you have plans for a training event in 2017, please notify us for dissemination to our members.

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!

Vocvo Training Week
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Vocvo will be hosting an international training week on prison education for teachers, trainers and education coordinators in prison. Don’t miss out on this event! The training week takes place from 24th to 28th of April 2017 in Mechelen (Belgium). … Read More

An Update from Nina Champion
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  Western Region Representative I have really enjoyed my first year as EPEA representative for the Western Region. Thank you for all your support. I was delighted to meet members from Ireland recently when I spoke at the Irish Prison … Read More

ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Giftedness and Autism
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  Equisto and In Dialogue, invite organisations working with adults with ADHD, ADD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, giftedness and autism, to join an initiative to strengthen their capacity and international network. With EU funding, most of these organisations can send staff and … Read More

Arts in the Romanian Prison System
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The art was always an excellent means of expression the feelings, a precious instrument and in the same time an ally of the prison worker to support the people in custody to express their concerns and thoughts. The inmate’s involvement … Read More

Innovative Learning Models for Prisoners – Publication
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Innovative Learning Models for Prisoners (Florence University Press, 2016) “He who opens a school door, closes a prison” If this idea was true in the social conditions of the late 19th century it is very much alive and relevant in … Read More

World Forum for Democracy
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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna SOLBERG and French Minister of Edcation Najat VALLAUD-BELKACEM said at the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg: “Important for youth to see the connection of paying taxes and receiving services” and “We shall live of each … Read More

coe_brandA message from the Steering Committee

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