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

Latest News

Use of E-learning Methods Workshop
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10-11 December 2015, Dublin, Ireland EuroPris, CEP and the Irish Probation Service organize jointly a workshop on the use of e-learning methods in the training of Prison and Probation staff. The theme will be “Use of E-learning Methods”  and the … Read More

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We have approved the Annual Report of European Prison Education Association for the period 1. January – 31. December 2014. The Annual Report has been prepared in conformity with the Financial Statements Act. To download a copy click here.

Prison Translator
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Prison Translater is a coproduction of the European Prison Education Association (EPEA) and Prisons Canton Zurich (PCZ) that primarily intends to simplify communication between prison staff and arrested persons. A Helpful Project for Prison Staff and Inmates Prisontranslator ist eine … Read More