EPTA is a European network of Penitentiary Training Academies linked to different European penitentiary administrations.

The main objectives of EPTA are:

  1. Promoting the exchange of knowledge, contents, programs and good practices
  2. Facilitating an exchange of professionals and trainers in favor of mutual enrichment
  3. Developing communication among its partners

The members of EPTA carry out their collaboration in the following areas:

  • Identification of common patterns of competence and knowledge related penitentiary practices and reflection on penitentiary training
  • Development, in the penitentiary area, of human rights and the penitentiary and ethical rules dictated by the Council of Europe
  • Selection and training of trainers
  • Training methodologies
  • Training evaluation

EPTA facilitates the exchange of knowledge through:

  • Lectures, seminars, workshops, etc.
  • The publication of experiences and results
  • The exchange of professionals and trainers
  • The evaluation of the activities carried out by the network
  • The establishment of working teams to develop and to exchange knowledge in the penitentiary area
  • The development of communication tools
  • The transfer and diffusion of knowledge through its network of training academies