19/11/2015 ALTERNATIVE: Final Conference in Leuven


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

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


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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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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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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