After cancelling our conference in 2021 and not being able to plan for 2022, the EPEA Steering Committee is delighted to announce that we plan to hold a conference in 2023 and are now inviting organisations, agencies or institutions interested in hosting this conference to contact us.


18th Conference now being planned

Every 2 years, the EPEA holds its International Conference in a different European country so that members and non-members can come together to explore topical issues; experience new approaches and innovations, and highlight good practice in the field of prison education.

The EPEA Steering Committee is beginning to plan for the 18th International EPEA Conference to be held in late spring / early summer 2023, and is inviting organisations, agencies or institutions interested in hosting this conference to contact us.

The benefits of hosting the conference are many. In addition to enhancing the international reputation of the host organisation, it provides an opportunity to showcase new developments and innovations, to forge international links, and to help shape the future development of prison education across Europe and beyond.

If you are considering hosting the next conference and would like more information, please contact the EPEA Chairperson, Cormac Behan. He will explain what is involved in hosting an EPEA conference and provide guidelines on how to make a successful conference bid.

What next?

  1. If you are interested in hosting the next conference, please contact Chairperson Cormac Behan at chair@epea.org for further information.
  2. Submit a formal bid by 20th February 2022, according to the accompanying guidelines and any information provided by the Chairperson.
  3. The EPEA Steering Committee will reach a decision on the successful applicant by the 31st March 2022, and will contact shortlisted applicants for a more detailed discussion before then.