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A game with reality(s)
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Theatre education in the penal systemIn autumn 2021, a theatre education project took place in Affoltern am Albis (Kanton of Zurich, Switzerland) prison as part of a teaching module at the Zurich University of the Arts. Under the direction of … Read More

The Teachers Voice
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Inge Roy, a qualified pedagogue and integration teacher at the Duisburg-Hamborn correctional facility in North Rhine-Westphalia, has been the project coordinator for the “Podknast- how it really is” project for 14 years. With short videos, inmates from 12 correctional facilities … Read More

Forword – Newsletter September 2022 [EN | GE]
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“We remember 50% of what we see and hear, but 80% of what we personally experience,” explained a colleague from the Netherlands at the International Conference on Prison Education in Portugal this spring. Furthermore, it can often be observed in … Read More

The Workshop in the Special Treatment Unit (UTE) [EN|ES]
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We present you with the leaflet that the UTE has distributed for the inmates of the penitentiary centre to attend their string-figures workshop: Pedro, in charge of the workshop, is a craftsman in the elaboration of thread figures. Thousands of … Read More

Multiplier Event Invitation Arts of Freedom EPEA
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The European Prison Education Association (EPEA) invites you to join us to learn about the innovative Erasmus Funded Arts of Freedom project. Friday 30th September 2022 9:00 – 13:30 Hot drinks and Lunch will be provided Venue : de nieuwe … Read More

Non formal education in prison context
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Non-formal education in a context as a prison is extremely important in order to improve a range of skills and competences, outside the formal educational curriculum. We present you with some examples of non-formal education in prison (videos)  Summary The Value … 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.