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On 20-21 September 2017, the EPTA Annual Conference took place in the main training institute of the Swiss Prison Training Staff Centre (SPSTC) in Centre Loewenberg Morat.
During the French Presidency, ENAP organised the Annual Conference on 13-14 June in 2018 in Toulouse, France. (more…)
The 12th Annual EPTA Conference was organized by the National Correctional Officers Training School Târgu Ocna, Romania, during 18th – 19th of June 2019. (more…)
On 15-16 November 2016, the annual conference of the European Penitentiary Training Academies took place in the main training institute of the Polish Prison Service in Kalisz.
Click below to read the compendium of key texts in English and French, relating to prisons and community sanctions and measures from the Council of Europe, published on March 2019. (more…)
On April 12, 2010 in Toledo, the heads of the training centres for prison staff in Belgium, Catalonia, Croatia, Spain, France, Italy, Norway, the Principality of Andorra and Romania signed the founding document of the European network in the presence of a representative of the Council of Europe. (more…)
The 4th EPTA Annual Conference took place in Oslo, Norway in 2011, hosted by the Correctional Service of Norway Staff Academy. (more…)
The 5th EPTA Annual Conference took place in September 2012 , at the Marneffe, Belgium. Main topics discussed were hostage taking, radicalisation in prisons, what constitutes a good training curriculum. (more…)
Click below to view the presentations from the 6th EPTA Annual Conference in Portlaoise, Ireland in 2013. (more…)
The 6th EPTA Annual Conference took place in Portlaoise, Ireland on 4th – 6th June 2013.
Some of the key topics discussed during the conference were e-learning, aging inmates, violence prevention, female inmates.
Click below to view presentations from the EPTA Annual Conference 2014 (more…)
The 7th Conference of the European Penitentiary Training Academies (EPTA), organised by the Centre for Legal Studies and Specialised Training (CEJFE) took place in Barcelona, Catalonia, on 25, 26 and 27 June 2014. (more…)
Italy held the EPTA presidency in 2015 and organised the VIII EPTA Annual Conference. The EPTA Annual Conference took place on 4th-6th of November 2015 in Rome, Italy at the Higher School of Penal Execution “Piesanti Mattarella”. Organised by Higher Institute for Penitentiary Studies (ISSP) (more…)
The need for such an education program
Management of the prison institutions is very demanding and responsible job, because of the exceptional complexity of such institutions, as well as their specific position in society. (more…)
(Adopted by the European Committee on Crime Problems in April 2019)
The Council of Europe issued today a new set of Guidelines aimed at assisting its 47 Member States in improving the recruitment, education, training and professional development of prison and probation staff. (more…)
The workshop on topic Basic training on the prevention of conflict took place during the 7th European Penitentiary Training Academies (EPTA) Conference in Barcelona, 2014. The purpose of this workshop was to establish a training programme on conflict prevention in the prison environment that could be adopted by the various training academies and count towards EPTA accreditation.
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