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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

Statement of Coronavirus pandemic
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Statement from the EPEA on the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

[New] – WEBINAR – 16/4 20.00 (CEST) – Distance education in Prison education
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The webinar will have the theme Distance education in Prison educationTechnique and pedagogy – whats possible? Thursday, April 16, 2020at 8PM/20.00 (CEST) During latest webinars a webinar on this theme has been requested by participants. This is an open free … Read More

MEP Saskia Bricmont ask to act on situation in prisons
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In a Twit, Member of the European Parliament Siskia Bricmont, calls to protect prisoners right. The EPEA supports the act and point attention to prison education as a mean to maintain normalisation during lock down. EPEA Statement on Coronavirus pandemic

Associação Portuguesa de Educação nas Prisões cancel first national congress
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The EPEA Branch of Portugal (APEnP) would have held its 1st National Congress in Chaves, May 1-3 (2020). The Congress was an accredited event with expected participation of 120 delegates from Portuguese Higher Education institutions (Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, Braga, Vila … Read More

Call to use distance education in Italy’s prisons
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Lara La Gatta issues a call to the Prison Service of Italy making use of distance education technques in prison education. In the current lock down during Corona crisis; use of systems like Skype would have been useful to maintain … Read More

The Danish Prison Choir is rehabilitation
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The choir has given concerts throughout Denmark for many years. This recording on YouTube is from an event in a church. Most performed songs are written by the members of the Choire The prison choir consists of prisoners on exit … Read More

A message from the Steering Committee

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.