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Vienna Constitution adopted
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Voting forms received by the secretary of EPEA, José Pinto, was counted at an online session witnessed by members at the 17th of September 2020. José Pinto and APEnP member, Armando Loureiro, counted the forms. The Vienna Constitution of November … Read More

Inner and outer rehabilitation
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I thought that prison should be a place where you could make an inner settlement with your actions. Where there was room for remorse. It is almost the opposite that happens, says Ribe-Nyhus, a Norwegian prisoner that served 5 years … Read More

The Lammy Review
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Across England and Wales, people from minority ethnic backgrounds are breaking through barriers. More students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are achieving in school and going to university. The Lammy Review looks at the over representation of … Read More

UNESCO: Call for papers on Prison Education
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Call for papers for an international symposium on education in prison, organized by the UNESCO Chair in applied research for education in prison in collaboration with the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning and the  Institut de coopération pour l’éducation aux … Read More

Invitation to host the 18th EPEA Conference 2021
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Every 2 years, the EPEA holds its International Conference in a different European country so that members and non-members can come together to explore topical issues; experience new approaches and innovations, and highlight good practice in the field of prison … Read More

R(89)12 in Portuguese
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The Portuguese Branch of the EPEA, APEnP has translateded R(89)12 O Bracnh português da EPEA, APEnP, traduziu R (89) 12 para o português.

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.