The European Prison Education Association – Malta Branch is mainly the local Branch of the EPEA. The European Prison Education Association 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. EPEA is recognised by the Council of Europe as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).
It is committed to working with prison administrations in Europe to further its aims, but is totally free-standing and independent. Currently there are more than 800 EPEA members in 35 countries in Europe and elsewhere. Apart from serving the aims of the organisation by encouraging the formation of national branches, etc. the EPEA organises a major international conference on prison education every two years.
The aims of the EPEA Malta Branch:
- To act as a recognised branch of the European Prison Education Association.
- To promote education in prison according to the Recommendation No. R (89) 12 of the Committee of Ministers to member States of the Council of Europe (1989).
- To support and assist the professional development of persons involved in education in prison through European co-operation.
- To work with related professional organisations.
- To support research in the field of education in prison.
- To monitor and support the development of Prison Education in Malta
EPEA-Malta Branch will be the lead partner for Exploitation work package (WP5) and will be in charge of providing an exploitation plan supervising the activities and revising the plan if necessary.
Using network EPEA is the best way to ensure maximum exploitation of project results and the best way for dissemination.