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Dear EPALE colleagues,


Our thematic focus for July was on the topic of prison education. During this time, EPALE’s national teams and the community published a number of inspiring case studies, articles, reports and other resources.

View a summary of our July focus, prepared by Thematic Coordinator Andrew McCoshan (EN)


Blog posts

Skills assessment: The key for providing impactful, tailor-made learning opportunities behind the bars (EN, BG, HR)

EAEA Project Assistant Georgios Karaiskos talked about the importance of assessing prisoners' skills and needs in order to make prison education more effective.

Building a home out of success – an interview on prison theatre with director Hannele Martikainen (EN, DE, LV, FI, SV, SL)

How participating and succeeding in a theatre production may be a revolutionary experience for an inmate? Find out in Hannele Martikainen’s article.

6 ways to improve prisoners’ access to education in Europe (EN, HR, DE, LV, BG, SL)

Dr. Paul Downes from Dublin City University, Ireland, looked at how we can overcome the obstacles standing in the way of improving education for Europe’s prisoners.


News from around Europe


A lot happened in July in the adult learning sector across Europe:

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Accentul lunii iulie a fost pus pe tema educației în penitenciare. În acest timp, echipele naționale ale EPALE și comunitatea au publicat o serie de studii de caz inspirate, articole, rapoarte și alte resurse.
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