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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

World Forum for Democracy
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Do you have have access to ERASMUS+ funding? This might very well be a good event to motivate young colleagues to be active in quite a different way an promote prison education in a European playing field! Save the date! … Read More

EuroPris’ AGM
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The EPEA was invited to attend EuroPris’ AGM and conference on June 13th 2016 in Zaandam, the Netherlands. As you may well know EuroPris is the recognised authority on prison policy and practice in Europe. Please read the report here.

Erasmus+ Funded Training Courses in Cyprus
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Erasmus+ Funded Training Courses in Cyprus – for teachers, trainers, university staff and adult education professionals: Who’s eligible? Teachers, Adult Education Professionals and Higher Education Staff of organizations, schools and institutions that received the Erasmus+ staff training funding for the … Read More

Italian Cuisine Worth Going to Prison For
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MILAN — The waiters glided through the crowded dining room of InGalera, a restaurant that opened recently to rave reviews. Read more about this interesting article about Italian prison restaurant here.

UNESCO Chair in Applied Research for Education in Prison
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As part of the renewal of its second four-year mandate (2015-2019), the UNESCO Chair in Applied Research for Education in Prison is calling on all Scientific Committee members and newsletter subscribers to contribute to the overview of correctional education at … Read More

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education
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After conducting a comprehensive literature search, the authors undertook a meta-analysis to examine the association between correctional education and reductions in recidivism, improvements in employment after release from prison, and learning in math and in reading. Their findings support the … Read More

Competences needed in a democratic world
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The document “ COMPETENCES FOR DEMOCRATIC CULTURE – Living together as equals in culturally diverse democratic societies” identify 20 competences for inclusion: 3 sets of values, 6 attitudes, 8 skills and 3 bodies of knowledge and critical understanding. The full ducument is here https://book.coe.int/eur/en/human-rights-education-intercultural-education/6871-competencies-for-democratic-culture-living-together-as-equals-in-culturally-diverse-democratic-societies.html

Transformation In Action SUMMER SCHOOL
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EUROPEAN SUMMER SCHOOL IN EUROPEAN PROJECT MANAGEMENT 16-17 July Our Summer School, now in its fourth year, is an annual in-depth study of European planning activities. It is held over two days, so as to facilitate participation and maintain low … Read More

Danish Conference on Prison Education
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180 Danish prison teachers take part in a two days national conference arranged by the Danish Prison and Probation Service with the theme “Creating a Common Pedagogcy and Didactic Foundation”. The conference takes up many aspects of prison education and all participants … 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