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CPT has announced its 2023 programme of periodic visits
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The Committee intends to examine the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the following countries: Albania Armenia Cyprus Hungary Luxembourg Malta North Macedonia Slovak Republic Persons and organisations in possession of relevant information concerning the situation of persons … Read More

Prof. Dr. Péter Ruzsonyi (1959-2022)
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The family of Prof. Dr. Péter Ruzsonyi has informed the EPEA of the sad news: The grieving family, the University of Public Service, the Hungarian Ministry of Interior and the Hungarian Prison Service informs you with deep sadness, that Prof. … Read More

APEnP Newsletter July 2022
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It is with great pleasure that the Portuguese Prison Education Association (APEnP) announces its latest Newsletter (Jul/22). Including several contributions from countries such as Spain, Poland, Brazil and, of course, Portugal, the latter with articles coming from Prisons and their … Read More

Global Docuseries: Incarnation Nations
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Incarceration Nations: A Global Docuseries is a mixed-media series about global massincarceration narrated entirely by those who have lived incarceration around the world, from England toEl Salvador, Argentina to the USA, Brazil and Lebanon to South Africa and Sierra Leone. … Read More

1st International cycle of conferences in Portugal.
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PRISON EDUCATION – PATHS AND CHALLENGES The 1st International Cycle of Conferences: Prison Education – Paths and Challenges (virtual conference) was jointly organised by the Portuguese Prison Education Association (APEnP) and the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), where … Read More

New Educational Instruments In Prison – Making Them Possible – The Latest Spanish Reforms on Prison Rules
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by Máximo Martínez Bernal, Penitentiary JuristDeputy Director General of Analysis and Penitentiary Inspection, Madrid, Spain The unthinkable happened, the unexpected effects of a pandemic accelerated new habits and behaviors worldwide. This brings us to a reflection on social transformations and … Read More

A message from EPEA

Welcome to the 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 and Research.