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IDEP 2020 in Portugal
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Before October 13, the APEnP team prepared the celebration of IDEP. Our idea was to develop bookmarks for students containing each of the recommendations of the Council of Europe (CoE) on Prison Education. In order to put this idea into … Read More

Teacher in prison? Many new teachers are completely unaware of the option! (EN/GE)
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March 2017, Süddeutche Zeiting In April 1982 Klaus-Dieter Vogel had his first working day in prison. “I have never regretted the decision to take this career path – but I never planned this path,” he says. When the Berlin-Moabit prison … Read More

Two-day meeting of teachers of prison education in Switzerland (EN/GE)
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Weitere Artikel in Deutsch After seven months, teachers of the Swiss Institute for Education in Prison (SIEP) were able to meet for the first time again. It was a great pleasure to see the colleagues in person again. A sign … Read More

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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The Lammy Review was published in 2017. To mark 3 years since its publication, the Prisoners’ Education Trust in England recently held a webinar attended by almost 200 people, in which David Lammy spoke about his disappointment at the lack … 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.