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EPEA writes Ministries of Justice in Europe
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The European Prison Education Assoication has approached Ministries of Justice in Europe to support them in any possible way to deliver education activity from a safe distance in penitentiary facilities.  Quotation from the letter: The EPEA is truly convinced that … Read More

Klasbak (Belgium) – Look back on distance learning
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Article from Klasbak’s Website (Belgium) – Look back on distance learning See also first article on EPEA-Website https://www.epea.org/operation-distance-learning-in-the-prisons-of-turnhout-merksplas-and-wortel-northeast-of-flanders/ Operation distance learning in three Kempen prisons; a look back Covid-19 caused us to go into lockdown en masse the last few … Read More

Prison education in Switzerland back to near normal (EN/GE)
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Prison education in Switzerland back to near normal (English Version) In a federally organized country like Switzerland, there are different ways and solutions how to deal with challenges. Since the penal system is a task for the cantons, the Corona … Read More

[UPCOMING] – Webinar – Thu, August 20, 2020 – Sharing ideas on Prison Education
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Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM-9:00PM/20.00-21.00 (CEST) Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/518496589 You can also dial in using your phone.Use Access Code: 518-496-589 with phone calls Phone numbersAustria: +43 7 2081 5337Belgium: +32 28 93 7002Bulgaria: +359 2 … Read More

School in prison – René struggles to graduate (DE/EN)
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Google TransleteOrigial: Link School in jail and graduate there? This is certainly not the most common way to go to class. Saadet has never seen a prison from the inside and can hardly imagine everyday school life there. She has … Read More

Prison School: JVA Tegel, Berlin
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Google TranslateOriginal: Link The school department is currently supervising 80 pupils in various level courses in measures related to school-leaving qualifications or preparatory measures (including courses in German as a foreign language) as well as a few distance learning and … Read More

In Velletri the prisoners becomes vinners, producing a good red wine in the prison.
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Google translsteFrom L’Isola Solidale In Velletri the prisoners become winemakers. The “Rosso di Lazzaria” is a red wine produced with the grapes of the large agricultural estate with vine which is located inside the penitentiary structure and in fact takes … 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.