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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!

UNESCO – International Review of Education (IRE)
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In 2013, a decision was made to shift the focus of the International Review of Education (IRE) – the oldest journal of comparative education in the world – towards closer alignment with the work of its parent institution, the UNESCO … Read More

Irish Red Cross Prison Programme
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Good prison health involves empowering prisoners “It’s given me hope for the future – something I’ve never had. I can be a good father, parent and member of the community and get a good job. I don’t see myself as … Read More

EAEA – call for the Grundtvig Award is officially open!
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The call for the Grundtvig Award applications is now officially open! The EAEA are looking forward to discovering your excellent and innovative projects on Engaging new learners. Do you think you have a successful initative to share? Go ahead and … Read More

Education behind Belgian bars – VOCVO
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Vocvo is hosting the international training week ‘Education behind Belgian bars’ for teachers, education coordinators and other interested stakeholders in prison education from​ April 24th –​ April 28th in Mechelen,​ Belgium. This training will provide an idea of how prison … Read More

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EAEA Year of Adult Education in Europe 2017 – the Power and Joy of Learning EAEA’s campaign the Year of Adult Education in Europe 2017 has been launched! With the campaign EAEA wants to celebrate adult education and the work … Read More

January 17 Newsletter
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EAEA – Year of Adult Education!
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EAEA’s campaign Year of Adult Education 2017 is about to start! With the campaign EAEA is celebrating the power and joy of learning and making visible the activities of the civil society organisations promoting adult education. In order to showcase … 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