International Day of Education in Prison October 13th 2021

25 Years Later…

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Oct 189 CoE recommendations, the European Prison Education Association would like to invite you to support us in establishing an International Day of Education in Prison, to be observed annually on the 13th of October.

This day will be important in helping to maintain an international awareness of the issues concerning prison education in an ever-changing world.  We hope this day will serve to encourage activities and events within prisons, raising awareness of – and celebrating the successes of – educational work in prisons, but also to keep prison education an important issue amongst policy makers, ombudsmen and other critical stakeholders.

This day will not only result in practical activities, promoting grass-roots participation by prisoners and educational professionals, but also foster symbolic support from major international organisations, furthering highlighting the importance of prison education at an international policy-making level.

In acknowledgement of your support for establishing an International Day of Education in Prison we would like to ask for you to organise events and raise awareness, showing solidarity and strengthening our collective vision. Please email details on the events that you organise to us that we can share these events with our members and spread our ideas.

Learn more about International Day of Education in Prison here