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To all EPEA members,   The last elections for the EPEA Officers were held in 2015 during the General Council at the Antwerp Conference. Since each Officer or Regional Representative (RR) is elected for a period of 3 years, new … Read More

2019 Conference Tender Details
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Invitation to host the 17th EPEA Conference 2019 Every 2 years, the EPEA holds its International Conference in a different European country so that members and non-members can come together to explore topical issues; experience new approaches and innovations, and … 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!

CPT tells Government of Serbia to offer education to juvenilies
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European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) under the Council of Europe say in their latest report that: The CPT reiterates its recommendation that the Serbian authorities take immediate steps to ensure that all juveniles … Read More

Improving lives and social cohesion through adult education
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Date: 17-18 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium (dates tbc) Duration: two days Cost: no fee About: The two-day conference will present the final results of two Erasmus+ projects coordinated by EAEA: Implementing Outreach, Empowerment and Diversity (implOED) and Life Skills for … Read More

Prisoner Active Citizenship
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The PAC project is a European project about active citizenship among prisoners. The goal of the project is to test various existing or new participation models in different European prisons and to develop a participation toolkit based on these experiences. … Read More

Reintergrational work in prisons’ in Budapest
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Nemzeti Közszolgálati Egyetem Projekt száma: KÖFOP-2.1.2-VEKOP-15-2016-00001 Projekt címe: A jó kormányzást megalapozó közszolgálat-fejlesztés INVITATION to the international Conference of the correctional ludovika Advantaged research workshop “Reintegrational work in prisons”   Date and time: May 15, 2018. 1pm-6pm   Venue:                         … Read More

Job shadowing in the Netherlands
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Purpose of the visits.   Provide interviews in HMP Shorts (STIR magazine) and HMP Greenock (Peter Patter). Speak with detainees in both prisons. Talk to the staff in both prisons. Presentation in HMP Shorts and HMP Greenock. Provide a workshop … Read More

A Nordic Expedition in Prison Education: Monica Giblin & Catherine Byrne
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The idea started over a coffee one summer afternoon in the Phoenix Park when Catherine and I decided that we needed to learn more about prison education abroad. And Sweden was our choice. Catherine was in touch with Linda Ahl … 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