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International Day of Education in Prison

Description 25 years since the CoE adopted recommendations concerning prison education, the EPEA invites you to recognise 13.10.2014 as the 1st International Day of Education in Prison - Sign here to support us!

On the 13th of October 1989, the Council of Europe adopted a set of recommendations outlining the needs and responsibilities concerning the education of imprisoned persons in Europe. These recommendations stipulate that all imprisoned persons should be offered the opportunity to engage in educational activities and that these activities should serve to develop the whole person, be conducive to effective reintegration, and encourage a reduction in recidivism.

These recommendations form the basis of the objectives of the European Prison Education Association, and have been ratified in the educational policies of a number of European countries, still we have a long way to go to ensure that the recommendations are sufficiently implemented across Europe and internationally.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of these 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.
Date Mon, October 13, 2014
Repeat Type Yearly
Priority 5-Medium
Access Public
Category United Nations - General*, National Holiday*
Created by Gary Hill
Updated Thu, July 17, 2014 5:07pm GMT
Participants Gary Hill
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