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AGIS 2: Meeting the challenges of introducing victim-offender mediation in Central and Eastern Europe (2003-2005)

European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ)

Funders: AGIS 2003. This page was created with financial support from the AGIS Programme European Commission – Directorate General Justice and Home Affairs.

Summary of the project: AGIS is a European Commission framework programme to help police, the judiciary and professionals from the EU member states and candidate countries to co-operate in criminal matters and in the fight against crime.

The general objective of the project was to realise, in two years, an effective support to the development of restorative justice in Central and Eastern European countries (CEE).

The specific objectives of the project were:

  • To study, at the conceptual and practical level, what the possibilities are for implementing restorative justice in CEE given their specific political, economical, cultural and legal background.
  • To discuss how the experience in Western European countries can inform and support the development of restorative justice in CEE.
  • To prepare strategies for promoting the development of an integrated policy concerning restorative justice in CEE.
  • To actively work towards creating dynamics for exchange and co-operation (networking) between CEE in this field.
  • To discuss what Western European countries can learn from the developments in criminal justice in CEE.
  • To study what can be learned from the previous points in terms of policy development concerning restorative justice at the level of the European Union.