Events

Cardiff 13-16/09/2017 ESC conference 2017

You can meet our Finnish member of the Board, Aarne Kinnunen, during the ESC conference 2017!

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Lesbos 31/08-3/09/2017 Conference in Greece

Brunilda Pali will attend the conference organised by the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control.

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Leuven 08-09/11/2017 Training on RJ with child victims

Together with the International Juvenile Justice Observatory and KU Leuven, the EFRJ is co-organising a training on RJ practices involving child victims.

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Europe 2017 Meet the chair of the EFRJ Board!

The chair of the EFRJ Board, Tim Chapman (Northern Ireland), will be promoting RJ in different events across Europe all over the year!

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Europe 19-26/11/2017 RJ WEEK 2017

Save the date! The International RESTORATIVE JUSTICE WEEK (#RJWeek) will take place all over Europe and beyond in the week between 19-26 November 2017.

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Tirana 14-16/06/2018 10th international EFRJ Conference (Tirana 2018)

Save the dates! The 10th international conference of the EFRJ will take place next year half June in Albania!

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Barcelona 4-7/07/2017 CJPE summer course

The summer courses organised by the Criminal Justice Platform Europe will take place in Barcelona on 4-7 July 2017: save the dates!

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Cairns 13/07/2017 Asia-Pacific Forum for RJ

The Asia-Pacific Forum for Restorative Justice will meet on 13 July in Cairns. Soon, we will announce the dates and venue of our joint seminar.

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Brussels 14/06/2017 Supporting victims of elder abuse

The EFRJ will contribute to the workshop dedicated to further protect and support older persons who suffered abuse and violence, organised by the AGE Platform Europe.

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Leuven 15/06/2017 German prison officers’ study visit

A group of practitioners from the prison services in Germany will visit the EFRJ and KU LINC to learn more about RJ in Belgium.

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Como 24-28/07/2017 EFRJ Summer School 2017

Save the dates!! The EFRJ summer school will take place at the University of Insubria (Como, Italy) on 24-28 July 2017!

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Berlin 2/06/2017 Seminar on RJ in intercultural conflicts

The EFRJ is organising an expert seminar on RJ in intercultural conflicts, following the Annual General Meeting bringing together its membership on the evening of 1 June.

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Berlin 1/06/2017 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the EFRJ will take place in Berlin, followed by an expert seminar, on 31 May-2 June 2017. Save the dates!

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Brazil 2/06/2017 2017 RJIJ Annual Lecture

The 2017 Annual Lecture of the 'Restorative Justice: An International Journal' (Canoas, Brazil on 2 June) is entitled 'Restorative justice and the criminal justice system: Challenges and possibilities for Brazil and Latin America'.

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Leuven 19-20/04/2017 Films and lectures on the role of justice

Our Board member Brunilda Pali will take part in the two-day initiative 'Utopia or dystopia? The role of justice in a 'pre-crime' future', presenting one of the films screened at KU Leuven.

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Dublin 9-18/05/2017 Restorative Practices and Victim Support events in Dublin

Tim Chapman and Emanuela Biffi (respectively, chair of the Board and Communications & Events Officer) will be in Dublin (Ireland) next May for three different events in the field of restorative practices and victim support.

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Budapest 3-5/04/2017 Conference on insecurity in marginalised areas

The vice-chair of the EFRJ Board, Annemieke Wolthuis, will contribute to the final conference of the MARGIN project in a panel discussion on 'Institutional perspectives on crime prevention and restorative justice'.

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Leuven 23/03/2017 Seminar on interdisciplinary research in criminology

Our Board member Brunilda Pali will present on arts in criminology, mostly focusing on the arts-based project 'Art for social change: exploring justice through new media documentary', in which the EFRJ was a partner.

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Udine 17/03/2017 RJ for 120 Italian students

Emanuela Biffi will present RJ to about 120 students from an Italian high school, including a frontal lecture, short films and role plays.

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Brussels 23/02/2017 Expert seminar on the Victims Directive

The Criminal Justice Platform Europe is organising an experts seminar on the implementation of the Victims' Directive (Brussels 23 February 2017). The focus will be on training of professionals and cooperation of services (Art. 25 and 26).

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Bucharest 23/02/2017 Seminar on alternatives to detention in Romania

Our Board member Bart Claes will represent the EFRJ at the seminar 'Alternatives to detention' organised by the Academy of European Law (ERA) on 23 February in Bucharest.

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Fribourg 10/02/2017 RJ Day in Switzerland

A RJ Day will be organised at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) on 10 February 2017. Among other speakers, you will find our new member of the EFRJ editorial committee.

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Trento 20-21/01/2017 Conference on RJ in Italy

Two former chairs of the EFRJ Board, Prof. Ivo Aertsen and Michael Kilchling, will present during an international RJ conference in Italy.

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Berlin 18-19/01/2017 Day of victims in Germany

Our Finnish Board member, Aarne Kinnunen, will represent the EFRJ In Berlin for the 'Day of victim assistance' organised by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.

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Paris 18-19/01/2017 Conference on RJ in France

The EFRJ is co-organizing a conference on the implementation of RJ in the French system in Paris (18-19 January). The main organizer is the French Institute for Restorative Justice (IFJR).

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20-27/11/2016 RJ WEEK 2016- Events in Europe and beyond

The International RESTORATIVE JUSTICE WEEK will take place on 20-27 November 2016: find here some of the events taking place in Europe and beyond!

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23/11/2016 Cartoon stories for raising RJ awareness

The International RESTORATIVE JUSTICE WEEK will take place on 20-27 November 2016. The EFRJ is organising a series of activities bringing together arts, justice and storytelling.

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25/11/2016 Digital Storytelling & Restorative Practices

The International RESTORATIVE JUSTICE WEEK will take place on 20-27 November 2016. The EFRJ is organising a series of activities bringing together arts, justice and storytelling.

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21/11/2016 Master Class: Prison Theatre as a Restorative Tool

The International RESTORATIVE JUSTICE WEEK will take place on 20-27 November 2016. The EFRJ is organising a series of activities bringing together arts, justice and storytelling.

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20-27/11/2016 RJ WEEK 2016

Save the dates: the International RJ WEEK 2016 will take place between 20-27 November. Be prepared to celebrate it with us!

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20-27/11/2016 Your own RJ WEEK 2016

Also this year, the EFRJ encourages your active participation in promoting RJ in the context of the RJ WEEK 2016! Please write us to promote your event or your story in the EFRJ website!

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20-27/11/2016 RJ WEEK 2016- Your own story!

The EFRJ encourages your active participation in promoting RJ in the context of the RJ WEEK 2016! Get inspired by these stories and... share your own story with us!

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15/11/2016 EU Custody & Detention Summit

Edit Törzs, acting director of the EFRJ, will present at the European Custody and Detention Summit in London.

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03/11/2016 CJPE workshop on alternatives to detention

The Criminal Justice Platform Europe is organising the workshop Alternatives to Detention on 3 November 2016 in Barcelona (Spain).

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27/10/2016 EU restorative juvenile justice: Training in Spain

Two of our Board members, Tim Chapman (Northern Ireland) and Roberto Moreno (Basque country), will organise a training to present the EU model of restorative juvenile justice in Bilbao. A follow-up workshop will take place on 18 May 2017 in Oñati.

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20-21/10/2016 Conference on police in youth settings

Tim Chapman, our Board member from Northern Ireland (UK), will present on conflict resolution techniques through restorative practices to an audience of European policemen.

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18/10/2016 PhD defence on RJ in intercultural settings

Brunilda Pali, one of the newly elected Board members of the EFRJ, will defend her doctoral thesis on Monday 17 October 2016 at KU Leuven.

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19/10/2016 Seminar on Mediation in Serious Crimes

Aarne Kinnunen, our Finnish Board member, will be opening the seminar 'Mediation in Serious Crimes' in Tampere (Finland) on 19 October 2016.

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06/10/2016 EFRJ chair’s lecture on ‘RJ as a Victim’s Right’

Michael Kilchling, current chair of the EFRJ, will give a lecture on 'Restorative Justice as a Victim's Right' in Como, Italy.

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12/10/2016 2016 RJIJ Annual Lecture

Restorative Justice: An International Journal (RJIJ), the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, the EFRJ and the Asia Pacific Forum for Restorative Justice present the 2016 RJIJ ANNUAL LECTURE (Milan, 12 October).

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09-16/10/2016 Erasmus+: ‘Restorative me’

The EFRJ is organising a training course under the Erasmus+ programme in Leuven (Belgium) for European youth workers between 22-30 years old.

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Fall 2016 CJPE fall events

The Criminal Justice Platform Europe is organising two events in the Fall 2016 (Barcelona and Brussels).

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31/08-01/09/2016 CEP conference on juvenile justice

The Confederation of European Probation (CEP) is organising the conference 'Working with young adult offenders' (age: 16-25 years old) in Norway on 31 August- 1 September 2016.

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EVENT POSTPONED!!! Inter-regional seminar by the European Forum and Asia Pacific Forum for RJ

The EFRJ and the Asia Pacific Forum for RJ will meet for an inter-regional seminar on the developments of RJ.

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22-24/06/2016 9th International Conference of the EFRJ (Leiden)

The EFRJ is happy to invite you to the 9th edition of its biennial international conference ‘Realising Restorative Justice: Human Rights and Personal Realities’ (Leiden, 22-24 June 2016).

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21/06/2016 EFRJ Annual General Meeting 2016

The EFRJ Annual General meeting 2016 will take place on 21 June in Leiden (The Netherlands) at 18-20 hr.

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26/04/2016 CJPE’s conference on Radicalisation and Violent Extremism

The next conference of the Criminal Justice Platform Europe will take place in Barcelona on 26 April 2016. The theme will be: 'Radicalisation and Violent Extremism'.

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26/01/2016 Restorative Justice and Domestic Violence. Challenges for implementation

The final seminar of the project 'Restorative Justice in Cases of Domestic Violence' will be in Brussels on 26 January 2016! Check the programme here.

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03/12/2015 Criminal Justice Platform – International Seminar

The Criminal Justice Platform Europe is organising an international seminar on the implementation of three Framework Decisions (Brussels, 3 December 2015).

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15-22/11/2015 RJ WEEK 2015- Calendar of events

If you cannot attend the events taking place in Leuven during the RJ WEEK 2015, we would like to encourage you to organise your own local event and share it with us!

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18/11/2015 International RJ WEEK 2015

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The International RJ Week will take place between 15-22 November 2015. This year the EFRJ will celebrate it with a series of events in Leuven (Belgium) on Wednesday 18 November!

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14/10/2015 CJPE Radicalization Event (Barcelona)

The Criminal Justice Platform is organising the 'Jihadist Radicalization Event' in Barcelona on 14 October 2015.

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23-25/09/2015 CEP International Conference on RJ

The CEP Conference on the use of RJ during probation will take place on 23-25 September 2015 in Prague (Czech Republic).

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19/11/2015 ALTERNATIVE: Final Conference in Leuven

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The final conference of the ALTERNATIVE project will take place on 16-18 November 2015 in Leuven (Belgium).

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13-17/07/2015 EFRJ SUMMER SCHOOL 2015

Registration is now open for the Summer School on the victims' directive - challenges and opportunities for restorative justice (Lisbon, 13-17 July 2015).

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25/06/2015 Lecture of the ‘Restorative Justice: An International Journal’

The annual lecture of the RJIJ will take place at the Asian Criminological Society conference in Hong Kong on 25 June 2015.

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01/06/2015 Reception on Restorative Justice and Domestic Violence

A reception on Restorative Justice and Domestic Violence will take place in London on 1 June.

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21-22/05/2015 EFRJ Annual General Meeting 2015

The EFRJ AGM 2015 will take place next week in Warsaw (Poland) followed by a seminar on RJ and domestic violence.

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22/05/2015 Seminar on mediation and domestic violence

This seminar will follow the EFRJ Annual General Meeting taking place in Warsaw in May 2015.

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13/07/2015 EFRJ Summer School 2015

The victims' directive - challenges and opportunities for restorative justice. 13-17 july 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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23/05/2015 EFRJ Annual General Meeting 2015

The AGM of the EFRJ will take place in Warsaw (Poland) on 21 May 2015. Read our chair Michael Kilchling's invitation to attend the AGM 2015.

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12/02/2015 ALTERNATIVE: Workshop on RJ in Intercultural Settings

In the framework of the  ALTERNATIVE project, the Norwegian project partner NOVA organises a 1.5 days regional workshop on 11 and 12 February 2015...

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04/01/2015 Short film for the International RJ Week 2014

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The RJ Week 2014 will start on 16 November! For this occasion a short film "Restorative justice. Inspiring the future of a just society for all" has been produced by the EFRJ and the Foresee Research Group.

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27/11/2014 RJ Lunches across Europe during the RJ Week 2014

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12/11/2014 Exploring the potential of restorative justice for sexual violence

We are happy to announce the final conference of the KU Leuven coordinated Daphne Project ‘Developing integrated responses to sexual violence: an interdisciplinary research project on the potential of restorative justice’ (JUST/2011/DAP/3350), which will take place from 12 to 14 November 2014 at the University of Leuven (Belgium). You can find more information here.

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18/09/2014 Criminal Justice Platform – International Seminar

The CJP will organize an international seminar with experts and policy makers in Brussels, on September 18, 2014, on the latest evidence for effectively work with victims and offenders.

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30/07/2014 EFRJ Belfast Conference Video

Until new events are coming up, check the video made during the 8th International Conference of the EFRJ in Belfast in June 2014.

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12/06/2014 Developing Restorative Approaches in Schools and other Educational Settings

The EFRJ is happy to invite you to this fringe meeting chaired by Belinda Hopkins during the 8th international conference of the EFRJ in Belfast!

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11/06/2014 8th International Conference of the EFRJ in Belfast

BEYOND CRIME: PATHWAYS TO DESISTANCE, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND PEACEBUILDING

11-14 June 2014,

Belfast With this year’s theme of the conference “Beyond crime: pathways to desistance, social justice, and peacebuilding” we aim to broaden our scope of restorative justice, and therefore try to look “beyond” its application to the criminal justice system. Thus we hope to bring together a diverse range of perspectives focusing at different levels (the personal, the societal, the political), and inspired by a multitude of backgrounds and disciplines (such as criminology, social and political sciences, peace research, etc.).

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11/06/2014 Board Elections

The EFRJ is happy to announce its 6 candidates: 3 of them will be elected during the Annual General Meeting in Belfast on June 11, at 5pm.

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01/10/2013 Seminar on RJ in the Asian Pacific region

Asian Pacific Perspectives on Restorative Justice – Values and challenges for diverse needs

Tuesday 1st October 2013, from 16:00 to 18:00
Grote Vergaderzaal - on the ground floor of De Valk building
(Tiensestraat 41, Leuven)

Chair: Prof. Ivo Aertsen (LINC, KU Leuven)
Speakers: Dr. Brian Steels (Asia Pacific Forum for Restorative Justice) Xiaoyu Yuan (LINC, KU Leuven)

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29/07/2013 Summer School 2013

`Restorative justice in intercultural settings: business as usual?` 29 July - 02 August 2013, Vienna More than 30 practitioners, researchers and trainers from 13 different countries came together in Vienna for a week to share their experiences and learn from each other on the application/possibilities of restorative justice approaches in intercultural conflict settings. This year the Summer School was organised in the framework of the ALTERNATIVE project. Besides training on intercultural aspects in RJ practice, summer school participants had the possibility to visit organisations in Vienna using restorative justice and/or working in intercultural settings. One day was dedicated to a more in depth learning experience on the ALTERNATIVE project itself, having colleagues from Northern Ireland (UU) and Hungary (Foresee) giving full day workshops based on their research and activities in the project. The reserach in the project is also enriched with the experiences, remarks, questions, debates, feedback of all participants. According to participants' feedback it served as a mutual learning experience, as well as a possibility to build professional networks and personal contacts. The Africa festival, the warm and sunny weather, the evening walks, drinks and a summer school dinner hopefully served this purpose well. Pictures from the summer school

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14/06/2012 conference Helsinki (Finland), 14 – 16 June 2012

The 7th International Conference of the European Forum took place from 14 until 16 June 2012 in Helsinki, Finland and was entitled ‘Connecting People. Victims, Offenders and Community in Restorative Justice’.

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13/06/2012 General Meetings

These annual meetings address topics such as policy, the election and dismissal of Board members, the approval of annual accounts, the budget, the annual report, internal regulations and membership matters.

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17/06/2010 Bilbao (Spain), 17 – 19 June 2010

The 2010 Conference "Doing Restorative Justice in Europe - Established Practices and Innovative Programmes"

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17/04/2008 Verona (Italy), 17 – 19 April 2008

'Building restorative justice in Europe. Cooperation between the public, policy makers, practitioners and researchers' was the title of the fifth conference of the European Forum, which was held in Verona in April 2008.

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15/06/2006 Barcelona (Spain), 15 – 17 June 2006

Everyone wants 'justice', but people mean different things by it, as mediators and other restorative justice practitioners experience in their daily work.

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14/10/2004 Budapest (Hungary), 14 – 16 October 2004

On 14-16 October 2004, the Forum organised its third biennial conference, "Restorative justice in Europe: Where are we heading?" in Budapest, Hungary.

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10/10/2002 Oostende (Belgium), 10 – 12 October 2002

On 10-12 October 2002, the Forum organised its second biennial conference, "Restorative justice and its relation to the criminal justice system", in Oostende, at the Belgian coast.

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27/10/1999 Leuven (Belgium), 27 – 29 October 1999

The Forum's first conference, Victim-Offender Mediation in Europe. Making Restorative Justice Work, was organised in Leuven on 27 till 29 October 1999. The conference dealt with information and issues specifically on victim-offender mediation, but placed it in a larger theoretical and policy-oriented context of restorative justice. It brought together about 140 people from 24 different European countries.

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