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APEnP Newsletter – Nov 23
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Newsletter from from APEnP togther with a catalog of a national drawing/painting competition

Erasmus+ Online Speed Dating Event at November 14th, 2023
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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

Invitation to host the 19th EPEA Conference 2025
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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 … Read More

Triangle’s Platform Storyline
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The challenge of the project Adolescents and (young) adults living in a (closed) institution or prison are restricted in their freedom. This also affects their access to the digital world. For example, detainees in Belgium cannot access the Internet or … Read More

Hidden Heroe’s Day – Celebrating the prison teachers
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September 29th 2023 is Hidden Heroes Day. It is a chance to recognise and thank all the people working in custodial and community justice settings in the UK. While they are often hidden from public view, they are not forgotten. … Read More

“We could feel the enthusiasm in the air”.
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World Teachers’ Day is held annually on 5 October to celebrate all teachers around the globe. The day celebrates the anniversary of the adoption of UNESCO’s Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which sets standards for teachers’ rights and responsibilities. … 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.