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Newsletter – December 2021
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Find all articles on the home page and in the printed version CONTENTS Foreword Education in Prison – a unique universe “Education opens up a world of knowledge and has the power to change lives,” said EPEA President Cormac Behan … Read More

The work of teachers in prison – a biopic [EN|GE]
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Thomas Wüthrich – Regional Head of Education in Prison in Eastern SwitzerlandSwiss Centre of Expertise in Prison and Probation Monday morning. I arrive at the correctional facility early. What awaits me today? No day is like the other. I am … Read More

Recent survey by EUROPRIS on restrictions in education in prison [EN|GE]
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Translation with the help from DeepL/tw At the request of the prison administration of a South Eastern European state, EUROPRIS recently carried out a non-representative survey among its members, nevertheless it is worth taking a look at the results of … Read More

The magazine of the therapeutical and educational unit – Unit 8 – at El Acebuche Prison in Almería, Spain [EN|ES]
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Translation with the help from DeepL/tw THE PRISON LIBRARY, THIS IS MY DESTINY Greetings dear readers, I’m David, an inmate in Unit 8, and my job is in the Central Library. In this article I’m going to tell you about … Read More

Swimming against the tide [EN|NL]
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I’m Ineke de Kort and in 2016 I started teaching in the Flemish prisons of Wortel and Merksplas for Ligo Kempen. I teach Dutch as a foreign language, and I do so with great pleasure. The context is not always … Read More

The transformative power of art in the prison system – Introducing the Erasmus + project “Arts of Freedom”
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We present the “Arts of Freedom” project, a two-year Erasmus + project started in September 2020. The project is implemented by the Croatian Association of Fine Artists from Croatia in partnership with institutions: “European Prison Education Association” from Norway, “Uniwersytet … 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.