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EPEA Project Development Workshop for Erasmus+
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We’re happy to share with you the EPEA’s Project Development Workshop for Erasmus+, recorded on Tuesday 24th of November 2015. This webinar – the first in a new series by the EPEA – was an opportunity to for EPEA members … Read More

FOKO Annual conference 2015
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The Norwegian prison teacher organisation FOKO is having their annual conference for the 320 members from October 21, 2015. This is the 20th conference in FOKOs history. The main topics at this conference are radicalism in prison and mental healthcare … Read More

Life imprisonment in Scandinavia
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Life prisoners in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland can take part in education The study says: Imprisonment does not mean that offenders must be clearly separated from society until they might have the chance to be “successfully” reintegrated in society. … Read More

A 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