15 June 2015


The EFRJ Summer School began in 2005 in Pilzen in the Czech Republic and we have had Summer Schools every consecutive year since then (Riga 2007; Barcelona 2009. Canterbury 2011, Vienna 2013).  Feedback on each Summer School has been very positive with all participants enjoying the stimulating mix of study and relaxation within an international setting.

The next Summer School in Lisbon (13 to 17 July 2015) is shaping up to be every bit as good as previous Summer Schools.

The general purpose of the Summer School is to:

  • Provide a supportive environment for restorative justice trainers and practitioners in which to share their perspectives on critical issues that confront the field of restorative justice practice
  • Explore and exchange knowledge on training programmes
  • Motivate trainers and practitioners to have more international exchange.


Lisbon Summer School (13 to 17 July 2015)

Please download here the programme of the EFRJ_SS2015


Theme:    “The Victims’ Directive – Challenges and Opportunities for RJ

The Victims’ Directive was published by the EU in 2012. It sets out important rights and provisions for victims of crime in the European Union in relation to all contacts with victim support or restorative justice services or a competent authority, operating within the context of criminal proceedings.


– Locate RJ against the backdrop of the Victims Directive
– Articulate a victim perspective for a range of RJ contexts
– Produce a good practice checklist for working with victims within an RJ context.

Things to know about the Lisbon Summer School

  • English is the general working language of the Summer School (German, Spanish & Portuguese translation [non professional] of key points is provided by co-ordinators).
  • Partners organising the Summer School in collaboration with the EFRJ are APAV, IMAP and AMC



The Summer school will be held in the Psychology School of Lisbon and the conference at the Law faculty. Both buildings are located in the University Campus area of Lisbon.


The venues are well connected to the rest of the city by all public transportation and the closest Metro stop is Cidade Universitaria.



The organisers will be staying at the NH Campo Grande of Lisbon, located within walking distance from the venues. Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fees for the Summer School. However, considering the many options available in Lisbon, we invite you to look for the accommodation that suits you best through:

Booking.com (Hotel)

Trivago.com (Hotel)

Airbnb (Apartments)

Please be aware that July is high season in Lisbon and there may be a shortage of accommodation for that period. Therefore we encourage you to submit the application for this the Summer School so that we can confirm your place as participant and you can move forward with the necessary travel and accommodation arrangements.



According to the general policy of the European Forum for Restorative Justice, members are entitled of a discount to attend our events. In addition, we also apply an early-bird reduction for those who apply before the 10 May 2015.

The Summer School fees are calculated as follows:


Early-bird: 290 EUR
After 10 May 2015: 320 EUR


Early-bird: 320 EUR
After 10 May 2015: 350 EUR


How to Apply?


Please fill in the Registration Form to apply for the Summer School 2015.

The deadline to submit your application form is 15 June 2015, but the EFRJ will review the applications received on a rolling basis in order to fill the 30 places available for this edition of the Summer School.

We will shortlist candidates if we receive more than 30 applications. The main criteria for the selection are: experience, professional status, proposal for presentation and country representation. Please be aware that we will no longer accept applications if the desired number of 30 participants meeting the selection criteria is reached before the deadline.

PRESENTATION: Participants of the Summer School are invited to submit a short presentation of their work/ organisation and present it during the afternoon session of the Conference on Thursday 16 July (up to 10 minutes each). Please note that two or more participants from the same organisation can present together. You will need to submit just a short summary first, providing the full presentation only two weeks before the beginning of the Summer School the latest.



Please download and return the Conference Registration form if you wish to attend only the day of the conference. Delegates are more than welcome to come the day of the conference but if there is not enough space for everybody in the main room, priority will be given to those who have submitted this Registration form on time.

The deadline to submit your Conference Registration form is 30 June 2015.



There is a very limited number of waivers available, covering only the Summer School participation fees and the social dinner on Thursday 16 July. Accommodation in Lisbon and transports are not covered by the waiver.

Please fill in the Waiver Request form and send it back to us for consideration. We will evaluate each request carefully and your motivation in attending the Summer School and benefits for your future career will be the main criteria to decide on your application.

The deadline to submit your Waiver request is the 1st of May 2015. Results will be communicated within three days after this deadline.


Do not hesitate to contact our Communications and Liaising Officer Mirko Miceli wish you to receive further information on the Summer School.