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. 

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The EPEA is truly convinced that Education, in whatever form, is a way of maintaÍning normality in these hard times. More than ever, it will help distract the minds of so many in a positive way and, additionally, will relieve the stress for both prisoners and staff.

Therefore, and on behalf of the EPEA Steering Committee and all our members, I appeal to you to do everything in your power to ensure that Education programmes in your country’s prisons do not stop during this health crisis. Allow me, also, to call on your good offices to ensure that all necessary protective measures do not exclude the provision of study materials for prisoners. And that together we find ways for teachers to communicate with prison learners.

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Supporting Organisations

Associação Portuguesa de
Educação nas Prisões (APEnP), Portugal
European Basic Skills Network, EU
EPEA Hellas Branch, Hellas
Danish Prison Teacher Association, Denmark
Forum for opplæring innefor kriminalomsorgen, Norway
Irish Prison Education Association, Rep. Ireland
Klasbak, Belgium
Swiss Prison Education Association, Switzerland
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