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RR Western – Ana Ferrando – reelected
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Ana Ferrando is reelected to the Steering Committe for a second and last term until January 2027 Ana was elected as Regional Representative of the Western region for the first time in 2020. For almost four years she was also … Read More

RR Central, Karin Ohrner
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Karin Ohrner (Austria) is new member of the Steering Committee with a mandate for the Cental Region running until February 2027.

Paths and Challenges – 1st International Congress – Montijo, 02-04 April 2024
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The Portuguese Prison Education Association. The Portuguese Prison Education Association (APEnP), the Portuguese branch of the EPEA, is pleased to announce its International Congress (see program), a training event for prison educators, which will be held on 02-04 April at … Read More

The Teacher’s Voice -Serge Roman
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The Teacher’s Voice – Video interview – EssentialsHear the interview here Serge Rooman The Teachers Voice the EPA Newsletter Interview Podcast today with Serge Roman, prison governor at Merck’s plus prison in Belgium. With a master’s degree in philosophy and … Read More

Italy celebrates the International Day of Education in Prison [EN/IT]
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On October 13, 2023, the International Day of Education in Prison was celebrated in Italy with an event promoted by CNUPP1) (the National Conference of Delegates of Rectors for University Penitentiary Centres), at the headquarters of CRUI2) (the Conference of … Read More

Education – Not Incarceration –
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The aim of this project is to build a global community of people who have pursued university-level education while in prison, so that we can tap into their movement-building skills and advocate for prison-university partnership support all over the world. … 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.