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Membership Survey
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ICPA and Europris call for presentations
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The International Corrections and Prisons Association [ICPA] and the European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services [Europris] organise the Global Corrections Digital technology Conference – Technology in Corrections¬†in Lisbon, Portugal on 2 – 4 April 2019. The following key aspects … Read More

Report on Open Justice PLE Prison Projects 2018
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November 2018 – The Open University, United Kingdom The Justice in Action module at the Open University forms part of the Law degree and is available to OU students as one of the final modules of their degree. It is … Read More

Scottish prison service’ commitment to creativity
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November 2018 – United Kingdom When the new Learning & Skills Strategy for Scottish prisons was launched in 2016, Jim King, Deputy Director of the Scottish Prison Service, decided to abandon the ubiquitous focus on low level literacy and employability … Read More

Art at the heart of the Irish Prison Education Service
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November 2018 – by Tom Shortt, Arts Development Officer and Coordinator, Irish Prison Education Service The role of Arts Development Officer was created within the Irish Prison Education Service, to coordinate the activity of both the Visual Artists and Writers … Read More

Life Space Intervention Course by Eurocides – France
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Oktober 2018 – Eurocides, France Since 2016 Eurocides has been offering LSCI training in the French language to public and private educational centres and organisations involved in delivering services for sentenced minors. Following this success a training session was announced … Read More

Music in prison, told in comic book
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Oktober 2018 -by Aliette de Laleu,¬†France In a comic book published in September 2018, Romain Dutter, in charge of cultural activities at Fresnes prison, tells the story of prison concerts. The prison had long been deprived of music. In France, … 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