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EPEA STATEMENT on the events of 29-11-2019 in London
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The sad news of what happened in London Friday November 29th 2019, after what should have been a celebration of the ‘Learning Together-programme’s 5th anniversary’ has shocked us all. EPEA would like to express its support to all those affected. … Read More

European Committee for the Prevention of Torture visits 2020
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The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has announced its 2020 programme of periodic visits. The Committee intends to examine the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the following … Read More

13 October, the International Day of Prison Education 2019
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A friendly reminder of the International Day of Education in Prison on OCTOBER 13. Learn more about this special day on the EPEA website here and don’t forget to submit your IDEP activities for a chance for free participation to our … Read More

Vacant position: Representative for the Central Region
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Would you like an active role in the Steering Committee of the EPEA? The EPEA Steering Committee is presently looking for members to become the next Central Regional Representative. The Regional Representative is our first contact for all queries within the … Read More

First ever Scottish Universities Prisons Network Conference
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From the Western Region – June 2019 ‘Has do-gooding done any good?’ This was from the thought-provoking keynote speech by Paula Harriott at the first ever Scottish Universities-Prisons Network conference held in Edinburgh at the end of March. The conference … Read More

The Education For Life Association in Turkey
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From the Southern Region – June 2019 WALK INTO THE REALITY OF TOMORROW WITH THE HOPE OF TODAY While studying in prison as a  trainer  or manager, we experience  thousands of lives which make us feel sometimes sad, sometimes angry, … 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