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2017 Conference Tender Details
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Hosting the 2017 EPEA Conference Every 2 years the EPEA holds its International Conference, in different European countries. Members and non-members can come together to explore topical issues; experience new approaches and innovations, and highlight good practice in the field of prison … Read More

Lire et Ecrire Request for Information
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  Lire et Ecrire, an EAEA member from French-speaking Belgium, is looking for information on how national ESF agencies collect data about participants in activities financed by the European Social Fund. The Belgian French-speaking agency indeed requires organisations to collect … Read More

Survey for the Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning
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VALMOPRIS project needs your input!! Please find below the links to the survey of informal learning in prisons which the VALMOPRIS Project are carrying out as part of their desk research. Click here for an online link to the Survey … Read More

The Conventions under threat
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International institutions like the Counsel of Europe has always been challenged on their authority, but those forces have slipped into the mainstream and they are gaining traction. Torbjørn Jagland speaking at INGO assemply At the latest groupings by the INGOs … Read More

Αντίο δάσκαλε… Αντίο Γιώργο Ζουγανέλη…
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“Goodbye teacher … Goodbye George Zouganelis…” We are very sorry to hear the tragic news that respected EPEA Hellas branch secretary, Mr. Giorgos Zouganelis, has suddenly passed away. He was one of the Prison Education pioneers in Hellas, as headmaster … Read More

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An Erasmus+ strategic partnership called DigiMaths is examining effective practice in the use of digital technologies to teach numeracy/mathematics.  The partnership will produce guidance, training and resources for people teaching in schools, colleges, universities, adult learning and other settings. You … 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