Unlocking Innovation - the 15th EPEA Training Conference

It is our pleasure to officially invite you and your colleagues to attend the 15th Training Conference of the European Prison Education Association (EPEA), which will be held in the beautiful city of Antwerp in Belgium from September 30th - October 4th. The conference will be hosted by the Belgian Prison Service of the Federal Public Service of Justice in collaboration with Klasbak, the Flemish prison education network. The venue of the conference is the Hilton Antwerp Old Town hotel, located in the centre of the city.


Register for the 15th EPEA Conference

Find our registration form here

Download the draft programme for the conference here


Support and Officially Recognise The International Day of Education in Prison - 13th October

On the 13th of October 1989, the Council of Europe adopted a set of recommendations outlining the needs and responsibilities concerning the education of imprisoned persons in Europe. These recommendations stipulate that all imprisoned persons should be offered the opportunity to engage in educational activities and that these activities should serve to develop the whole person, be conducive to effective reintegration, and encourage a reduction in recidivism.

EU commission

New report on Prison Education 

"He who opens a school door, closes a prison". Victor Hugo
We welcome yet another important contribution to the knowledge about education in prison in Europe.The European Commission, DG Education and Culture, has released a report on the current state-of-play and challenges of prison education and training in Europe. The report is available at http://ec.europa.eu/education/more-information/doc/prison_en.pdf  Please feel free to share the report with any interested parties you may know.

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