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Vacant Positions 2020
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Would you like an active role in the Steering Committee of the EPEA? The EPEA Steering Committee is presently looking for EPEA members to be nominated for the positions of: Deputy Chair, to assist the current chair, Annet Bakker, in … 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.

New Prison in Greenland and focus on education
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Google TranslateOriginal and full text: When Greenland sentences criminals to placement within the country’s borders, it has so far happened in open institutions. In June 2019, the first closed institution opened. Rehabilitation in the Greenlandic institutions is paramount and … Read More

[Spanish] Los Desafíos De La Educación En Cárceles En Tiempos De Excepcionalidad
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Exciting YouTube event for Spanish speaking members: Challenges Of Education In Prisons In Times Of Exceptionality: Experiences Of Workshops In Prisons CICLO DE CONVERSATORIOS VIRTUALESLOS DESAFÍOS DE LA EDUCACIÓN EN CÁRCELES EN TIEMPOS DE EXCEPCIONALIDAD: Experiencias de talleres en cárceles … Read More

The implementation of the digital technologies seems to have had a positive impact on prisoners and staff
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A research from UK Government indicate that the implementation of the digital technologies seems to have had a positive impact on prisoners and staff Bringing together the key findings from the research, overall, the implementation of the digital technologies seems … 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.