Conference Programme

Full programme of Parallel workshop sessions (Download the full programme here)
You can also download the CONFERENCE BOOKLET, including all abstracts and contact details of presenters.

Wednesday 11 June

16:00 – Start of registration
17:00 – Annual General Meeting (Board Elections: click here)
19:00 – Welcome reception

Thursday 12 June

08:15 – Registration
09:15 – Welcome session
Chairpersons: Tim Chapman (Univeristy of Ulster, and board member EFRJ), Michael Kilchling (Max-Planck Institute, Chair of EFRJ)

10:00 – Plenary session on Desistance
Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Ivo Aertsen (KU Leuven)
Prof. dr. Shadd Maruna (Queen’s University of Belfast)
Prof. dr. Joanna Shapland (Univeristy of Sheffield)

11:00 – Comfort break
11:30 – Parallel workshop sessions
13:00 – Lunch break

14:00 – Field trips
Desistance – promising developments and challenges of RJ in criminal justice (location: HM Prison Crumlin Road Gaol)
Social Justice – visit to a community-based centre in a working-class neighbourhood (location: Northern Irish Council for Voluntary Action)
Peacebuilding – contribution of RJ in peacebuilding in Northern Ireland (location: Titanic Belfast)

17:00 – Return from Field Trips

17.00-19.00  – Networking and fringe meetings

Friday 13 June

09:00 – Plenary session on Peacebuilding
Chairperson: Ida Hydle (Univeristy College of Applied Sciences, Oslo)
Prof. dr. John Braithwaite (Australian National University)
Kieran McEvoy (Queen’s University of Belfast)

10:15 – Comfort break
10:45 – Parallel workshop sessions
12:45 – Lunch break
14:00 – Parallel workshop sessions
15:30 – Comfort break
16:00 – Parallel workshop sessions
17:30 – End of workshops

19:00 – Evening Session at Hotel Europa
Reception & Dinner
RJ Award ceremony
Irish entertainment


Saturday 14 June

9:00 – Parallel workshop sessions
11:00 – Comfort break

11:30 – Plenary Session on Social Justice
Chairperson: Tim Chapman (University of Ulster, board member EFRJ)
dr. Tove Malloy (European Centre for Minority Issues)
Brunilda Pali (Catholic University of Leuven)

13:00 – Closing of the conference

14:00 – Social Event
Guided visit to the Unesco world heritage site the Giant’s Causeway – mysterious geological formation on the coast of Co Antrim, combined with a visit to a community peace centre.