Latest News

Elections of Regional Representative – Souuthern Region
with No Comments

In December the liaison persons of the Southern Region elected their Regional Representative of their region. José Pinto, the former EPEA secretary and president of the Portuguese Branch of EPEA, has resulted elected. José Pinto has been teaching in Portuguese … Read More

Newspapers from prison – Realta prison in Switzerland
with No Comments

Sentences is a small-scale newspaper created by some incarcerated men in the open-regime prison of Realta in the Canton of Grisons in Switzerland. The teacher in basic education motivated some of his students to start editing the newspaper. Its title … Read More

Newspapers from prison: La Voz del Patio
with No Comments

La Voz del Patio is a newspaper produced by a group of inmates in Burgos prison who participate in an educational workshop on the written press. (Photo of the Oct-Dec issue) Published by the Caja de BurgosFoundation and the “la … Read More

Erwin James dies aged 66
with No Comments

The former prisoner Erwin James dies aged 66 on January 19, 2024 in his home. He was an influential Guardian columeist, cheif editor of Inside Time and writer of 3 books. Erwin James was a speaker at the first Dublin … Read More

APEnP Newsletter – Nov 23
with No Comments

Newsletter from from APEnP togther with a catalog of a national drawing/painting competition

Erasmus+ Online Speed Dating Event at November 14th, 2023
with No Comments

At the initiative of the Swedish National Agency for Erasmus+, an “Online Speed Dating event” will be held on Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 14:00 – 16:00 CET to help organisations in the field of Learning in Prisons wishing to contact … 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.