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Webinar series on Education in Prison of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning UIL
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Since February 2021, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning has organised 6 webinars on topics related to education in the prison. The last two panels will take place on April 28th on “Le collectif Art Entr’elles et l’employabilité des femmes … Read More

Urgent – Call for project partners
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Erasmus+ Project: Looking at Greening process in Corrections from a Lifelong Learning Perspective – Supporting European Green Deal Strategy As institutions make the decision to go green, it is important to understand the available supporting technologies. Many of these technologies … Read More

FOKO scholarships 2021
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Departments and individual members of FOKO have for a number of years had the opportunity to apply to FOKO for the award of scholarships, and the deadline for applying for scholarships 2021 is approaching, namely 10 May. The board has … Read More

Studieren im Gefängnis – Kleine Freiheit im Knast
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Source: Der Spiegel Studierende in Haft sind eine kleine Minderheit. Im Gefängnis lernen sie allein, ohne Austausch mit Kommilitonen, ohne Internet. Ein Projekt in Berlin will das ändern, doch die Hindernisse sind groß. Während die Welt im Ausnahmemodus läuft, ist … Read More

Petros Damianos: “Children in prisons are our children, of society”
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Google Translate and Andro newspaper I an interview with Andro Petros Damianos said: He could be the “holy” guardian of the juvenile prisoners in Avlona Prison, but he is neither a saint nor a guardian. He is the director of … Read More

May 26, at 1.00 CEST – AWARE – The Prison System and Mental Health
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Contribution by Rhianon Williams AWARE “Cross-sectoral awareness building on mental health needs in the criminal justice system and on release” is an integrated response to non-discrimination and social inclusion of those who suffer from the double challenge and stigma of … 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.