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EPEA writes Ministries of Justice in Europe
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The European Prison Education Assoication has approached Ministries of Justice in Europe to support them in any possible way to deliver education activity from a safe distance in penitentiary facilities.  Quotation from the letter: The EPEA is truly convinced that … Read More

An inmate’s love for math leads to new discoveries
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There are many examples of mathematical breakthroughs achieved in prison. Maybe the most famous is from the French mathematician Andre Weil, who came up with his hugely influential conjectures while in a military prison in Rouen, France. Another mathematical giant, … Read More

[UPCOMING] – Webinar – May 28 at 8.00 PM (CEST) – Sharing Experiences in times of Corona
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The webinars will have the theme: Sharing Experiences in times of Corona Thu, May 28, 2020 at 8:00 PM–9:00 PM (CEST) Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/604578989 You can also dial in using your phone.Access Code: 604-578-989 … Read More

[Ended] – Webinar – May 14 at 7.30 PM (CEST) – Sharing Experiences in times of Corona
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The webinars will have the theme: Sharing Experiences in times of Corona Thu, May 14, 2020 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (CEST) Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. [… Link removed…] From your phone. Dial up … Read More

UK prison system in deep crisis says anti-Torture Committee. Access to education is severely restricted.
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The CPT report from their visit in May 2019 at Juvenile detention: The situation had become increasingly insecure over recent years, and this reflected a general increase of violence recorded throughout the youth estate between 2016 and 2019. Assaults both … Read More

European Prison Regime Forum – Call for papers
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The European Prison Regime Forum will take place in autumn/winter 2020 (exact date & location TBD).For over 20 years, the European Prison Regime Forum has brought together practitioners, NGOs and academics to speak about prison work. The traditional focus on … Read More

[NEW] 3 new sharing webinars: May 14th, May 28th and June 11th at 20.00 (CEST)
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The webinars will have the theme: Sharing stories on prison education:What have you learned lately? This is an open free meeting of sharing ideas and concepts about prison education. Bring a good drink (coffee, thea, wine, beer or cocktail) and … 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.