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Happy 2021 to you all
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By Annet Bakker, EPEA Chairperson What a year this is/ was…. 2020 will definitely be engraved in our minds for the brutal disruption of our work, our lives and the health of our loved ones, not necessarily in that order. … Read More

Arts of Freedom project seeking examples of prison art to be used in a book
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Prison art work is a type of work that requires different rules and possibilities in terms of establishing contact, freedom of movement, opening certain topics and thinking carefully on its ethical dimensions, as well as keeping in mind the professional … Read More

ALM Virtual Seminar 11 January 2021
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The fourth virtual seminar “Adults Maths in Prison Education” will take place on Monday 11th January at 19.00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) Book a place at this Virtual Seminar ndividualized Mathematics Instruction for Adults: The Prison Education Context Dr Linda … Read More

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New webinars to be announced

Distance learning: What we can learn about learning from the Corona pandemic
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Source: eVidenCenter, Google translate Daniella Tasic Hansen, who is a specialist consultant in e-learning pedagogy at the National Knowledge Center for e-learning (eVidenCenter), is a great advocate This is what the study from eVidenCenter and the think tank DEA says … Read More

Detainees and Merksplas prison staff create ‘Wall of Light’: positive messages are hung on the fence of the penitentiary
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Then the inmates and staff members of the penitentiary made drawings, sketches or messages on paper and had them hung on the large fence at the front of the prison. Now the same thing is happening, but all with flames … 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.