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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

BLEEP Project update (Blended Learning Environment in European Prisons)
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Updated news from February 2021 According to the “desistance” theory, each individual forms a social bond with society. This social bond consists of the degree to which a person feels involved in social goals, makes an effort to achieve these … Read More

Prison education in England and Wales – March 3, 2021
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The Outgoing Chief Exec at the Prisoners’ Education Trust UK, Rod Clark, is speaking at a webinar, Wednesday, 3rd March at 3pm CET time / 2pm GMT time. He will be reflecting on prison education in England and Wales over … Read More

Photo Exhibition on Prison Staff at Work during the Pandemic in Merksplas – Flanders
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A photographer, a prison director and a language teacher meet in the Palace of Justice in Antwerp on a Friday afternoon during the COVID19 pandemic. The trigger is the photographic exhibition on show at the entrance hall which was supposed … Read More

+Power Project – Prisoners develop a console to support learning.
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The students of the professional course of Information Technology (IT) at the prison school in Castelo Branco (Portugal) developed a prototype for an Adaptive Console, as a result of a classroom activity, in order to respond positively to the challenge, … 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.