Welcome to the EPEA Conference 2023, in Tønsberg, Norway

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FOKO, the Norwegian branch of EPEA, The County Governor of Vestland and the EPEA are very happy to invite you to this year’s EPEA conference at the Hotel Klubben, Tønsberg, Norway (https://www.hotelklubben.no/). The hotel will facilitate plenary sessions, workshops, lunch, most of the dinners, and accommodations.

Conference dates: 13 -17 June 2023.

The overall theme of the conference is:

Everyday challenges, experiences and solutions

See the program here (link to the draft program).

Conference participants are invited to a variety of topics and research fields. There are spaces to participate in debates, workshops, and other events. In the program there will also be opportunities to choose among different prison and “follow up class” visits.

Keynote themes include:

Barriers against learning
Motivation to learn for youngsters.
What makes a difference?
And of course, the impact of the history of EPEA


The city of Tønsberg is an over 1000-year-old historical city and Norway’s oldest town. https://www.visitnorway.com/places-to-go/eastern-norway/tonsberg/?lang=uk

There are several options to make for cultural events during the conference.

June, in this area of Norway, is preferable for several reasons. The summer has started, and we can be surprised with good warm weather. There is no midnight sun, but in good weather, it will not get dark during the night.

Means of transportation:

The nearest airport is approx. 20 min bus ride from the Venue (Sandefjord Airport, Torp, https://www.torp.no/en/frontpage/?lang=en_GB). This airport connects to some main cities in Europe.

We also have Norway’s main airport, Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, approx 1 ½ hours train ride from Tønsberg.


And at last there is an Airport near Kristiansand, Kjevik airport, approx 5 hours bus/train ride from Tønsberg. (https://avinor.no/flyplass/kristiansand/). This airport connects to Copenhagen and possibly Amsterdam.

Book Your conference place here:


Deadline for booking is April 14, 2023

In the booking you choose the delegate type/conference fee:

Member (Nok 4600,-), non member (NOK 5100,-), Delegate East and southern Europe (incl. Poland, Hungary and Slovenia) member (Nok 2200,-), Delegate East and southern Europe (incl. Poland, Hungary and Slovenia) non member (Nok 2700,-) and Contributor (Nok 3000,-). This conference fee includes full conference program and facilities, dinner Tuesday 13.06, transport to prisons Wednesday, lunch and dinner Wednesday 14.06, lunch Thursday 15.06, lunch and conference dinner Friday 16.06, lunch Saturday 17.06.

You book the hotel rooms (incl breakfast) separately (Nok 1450,- per night).

And you have to book your preferred institution visit: 1. Agder prison, Froland department, 2. Bastøy prison, 3. Søndre Vestfold prison, Berg prison/follow up class “utsikten”, 4. Søndre Vestfold prison, Larvik department (young offenders)/”Sammen for livet”, 5. Telemark prison, Skien department and the “Follow up class” “Slusen” and the 6. G 26 “follow up class” near Oslo center. Detailed descriptions in the booking system.

Looking forward to seeing You all in Tønsberg, Norway in June

The steering committee of EPEA

Download program