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The European Penitentiary Training Network – your network partner for correctional staff training and development.

About EPTA

The European Penitentiary Training Network (EPTA) was founded in 2010 by heads of European Penitentiary Staff Training Academies to provide for a structure that supports sharing of training methodologies and contents across Europe. EPTA aims at developing a cooperation that enhances initial and continuous training of correctional staff and at contributing to boost awareness of the correctional staff’s work in prison and probation settings.

From the 11 founding members in 2010 the network extended to 21 members from all regions of Europe today. EPTA meets once a year in one of the partner countries for two days to discuss the latest developments in the sector. In the periods between the meetings the members enter into bilateral sharing of information and mutual visits to facilitate direct exchanges.

Morat, Switzerland - 2017

Morat, Switzerland - 2017

Current President

The Presidency of EPTA is organized in a rotating manner between the members. The Training Academy that takes responsibility for the Presidency is also in charge of organizing the annual conference.

In 2018 the President of EPTA is the National Correctional Administration Academy (ENAP), France. 

Contact: epta.enap@justice.fr


New President

France will organize the EPTA Annual Conference 2018 at the National Correctional Administration Academy in Agen. The new President can be contacted at epta.enap@justice.fr.

EPTA Conference 2018

In 2018, under the French Presidency, the National Correctional Administration Academy will organize the EPTA Annual Conference in Agen, France on 13-14 June. The topic of the Annual Conference is “Dynamic security and positive relationship between the inmates and the prison staff”. View more information about the programme, registration and logistics here. 

 Engagement of EPTA Members:

  • Contributing actively in the development and management of the network
  • Developing and giving support to EPTA initiatives
  • Providing information from their countries about specific areas of interest
  • Ensuring the necessary means to enable the functioning of the network