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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!

Education behind Belgian bars
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We are pleased to welcome you on the second international training week ‘Education behind Belgian bars’ for teachers, education coordinators and other interested stakeholders in prison education from April 23th – April 27th 2018 in Mechelen, Belgium. Vocvo is hosting this training week! … Read More

Council of the EU: Increase the Erasmus+ budget x 10
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In 2018, the Commission will make comprehensive proposals for the next generation of financial programmes for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, which is the EU’s long–term budget. The Commission’s proposals will be designed to make it possible for the EU to … Read More

European Volunteering Journal
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The EPEA want to draw our members attention to this european volunteering journal in several languages to inspire our members to make use of this important way to enlarge their scope. Please follow the link below to access this resource: … Read More

Save the Date: Upcoming EuroPris Events
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Save the Date for Upcoming EuroPris Events:   Radicalisation Workshop – Brussels (BE), 28.02 Family Relations Workshop – Vienna (AT), 11-12.04 ICT Workshop – Stockholm (SE), 22-24.05 CJP Summer Course – Barcelona (CAT), 03-06.07   RADICALISATION WORKSHOP   Event Date: … Read More

The World’s Future in Your Actions
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”The World`s Future in Your Actions” project was organized with the support of Erasmus +, programme of the European Commission and involved 26 youth workers  from 3 African countries: Mozambique, Tanzania, Togo and 3 European countries: Italy, Romania, Spain.  … 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