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International Day of Education in Prison in Portugal
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The Portuguese Prison Education Association (APEnP) welcomes the International Day of Education in Prison and organises a national competition to celebrate this event. The best work/activity will be published on the APEnP website and Newsletter (Nov’21). The winner will also … Read More

SCHOOL AND SOCIETY GOING TOWARDS THE DIGITAL TRANSITION [EN|PT|GE|IT]
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[EN]SCHOOL AND SOCIETY GOING TOWARDS THE DIGITAL TRANSITIONSchool and society are taking large steps towards the digital transition. An ambitious goal, which involves different stages, such as connectivity, teacher training, and society itself. New methodologies. The idea was discussed on … Read More

18th Conference now being planned
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The EPEA Steering Committee is beginning to plan for the 18th International EPEA Conference to be held in late spring / early summer 2023, and is inviting organisations, agencies or institutions interested in hosting this conference to contact us. More … Read More

International Day of Education in Prison – BENELUX
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Woensdag 13 oktober – International Day of Education in PrisonWebinar “Digitalisering en educatie in detentie”= Worsteling rond kansen en bedreigingen = De maatschappij is druk doende zich aan te passen aan de 4e industriële revolutie: digitalisering. Door de corona-pandemie beweegt … Read More

Prisoners graduate from car repair course at Barra da Grota Penal Treatment Unit, Tocantins, Brazil
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The course was attended by 10 prisoners from the Penal Units of Araguaína, Guaraí, Palmas, Colmeia, Augustinópolis, Barrolândia and Paraíso do Tocantins. Information given by and contact Valéria Medeiros, assistant professor at Federal University of Tocantins, member of EPEATranslation from … 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.