The Criminal Justice Platform Europe (CJPE) organises the 3rd International Criminal Justice Summer Course in Barcelona (2-5 July 2019). The Summer Course will be a combination of workshops, plenary sessions and field visits bringing together participants with a background in prison, probation and restorative justice from a variety of European countries. Download here the draft programme of the week, including information about the workshops, keynote speech and local visits.
The theme chosen for this edition of the Summer Course is “Criminal Justice in a Polarised Society“. The aim is to offer an unique opportunity for criminal justice colleagues from different jurisdictions to reflect on what impact polarisation is having upon crime. Extremist views in the media attract huge attention; reactions across society can create anxiety, anger, harm; politics and religion seem more divisive than ever; and professionals in the criminal justice system have to find a way to engage with diverse offenders and prevent paths that may lead to further violence. By sharing ideas and considering the very latest research and programmes, participants of this Summer Course will be stimulated to engage with the debate on polarisation and to make a positive contribution back home.
Each organisation member of CJPE will address the main topic from a different but complementary angle in one of the 3 parallel workshop sessions:
- The European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris) will focus on how to manage violent extremist offenders in prison settings;
- The Confederation of European Probation (CEP) will explore how to encourage social inclusion in a polarised society;
- The European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) will look how to engage communities and transform conflicts in polarised societies.
By sharing ideas and considering the very latest research and programmes, participants will be stimulated to engage with the debate on polarisation and to make a positive contribution back home. Methods will include training, presentations, discussions among the participants as well as local visits. The aim is to examine key practice issues, inspire new thinking, promote cross-fertilization and build new networks to improve services and practice in prisons, probation and restorative justice. The variety of the group, coming from different European realities, will provide further opportunities to learn and engage in criminal justice issues.
Registrations are opened for a limited number of participants (60) among expert practitioners, subject specialists, project development leaders, practice managers, trainers, academic practice teachers, researchers in the fields of prison, probation and/or restorative justice. Registrations are now open! You will be directed to the website of our partner CEP- Confederation of European Probation. Make sure you check the programme before, as you will be asked to select the workshop and professional visit you wish to attend. There will be a limit of 5 people per country per workshop.
The working language of the Summer Course is English. The venue of the Summer Course is Centre for Legal Studies and Specialised Training – C/ Ausiàs Marc 40 in Barcelona.
The early bird fee is 375 Euros (425€ after 15 April 2019) and it includes materials, coffee breaks, one dinner, a local visit and certificate of attendance. Flights, accommodation and subsistence are NOT included. Registrations close on 20 June. If you need suggestions for booking your hotel room near the CEJFE click here.
Join us in beautiful Barcelona!
To know more about last year’s Summer Course click here.