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UNESCO Webinar – Digital Initiatives in Prison [EN/FR/ES]
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Topic: Innovative Research and practices in Education in Prison Description: The UNESCO Chair of Applied Research on Education in Prison, in collaboration with the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning and the ICEA (Institut de coopération pour l’éducation aux adultes), are … Read More

Production of FFF2 masks in a Swiss Prison [GE/EN]
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English text below Produktion von FFP2-Masken in einem Schweizer Gefängnis Ein Schweizer Unternehmen setzte sich zum Ziel, in Bezug auf die Schutzmasken die Abhängigkeit von Importen zu reduzieren. In der Folge wurde ein Partner gesucht, der die Masken produzieren könnte … Read More

Education in Prison – Paths and Challenges – International Cycle of Conferencces – Portuguese Prison Education Association
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The Portuguese Prison Education Association (APEnP) and the Department of Education and Psychology (DEP)/School of Human and Social Sciences (ECHS) of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) are pleased to announce the 1st International Cycle of Conferences (ICC), … Read More

BLEEP Project Meeting in Lisbon
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The Erasmus funded project to create a Blended Learning Environment for European Prisons (BLEEP) held its first in person meeting in over 2 years in Lisbon in February 2022. 13 of us were able to gather in this beautiful city … Read More

Job shadowing: Switzerland-Spain [EN/GE]
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Two language versions. English and German Deutsche Version unter dem englischen Text / German version below For the third time, a professional exchange took place between prison education teachers from Andalusia, Spain, and from Switzerland. This professional exchange was actually … Read More

Interview – We talked to DOÑA MARÍA, our teacher [EN/ES]
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Almeria Prison is offered to inmates as an ordinary educational centre. Formal education is provided by the Junta de Andalucía to all those inmates who lack primary andsecondary education. The inmates of the UTE1 are fortunate to have among their … 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.