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CJPE Summer course on Responses to Sexual Violence 2022

5 - 8 July 2022 in Barcelona

This 4th edition of the International Criminal Justice Summer Course is dedicated to ‘Responses to Sexual Violence’, and it will take place in Barcelona, at the Centre for Legal Studies and Specialised Training.

It will be a unique international opportunity to meet professionals from other countries, from different disciplines and from a range of backgrounds, to share and to learn from people doing the same work in different European realities.

The focus will be upon practice: what works – new ideas – restorative methods – preventing reoffending – research – workshops – practice visits – sharing experience. The aim is that participants bring their expertise and, through engaging with the courses, become better equipped and informed about current approaches and effective interventions. 

Please, be aware that in order to make it a truly interactive and practical course, places are limited. Registrations will close as soon as we reach the maximum capacity for the three workshops or on the 27th of June at the latest.



Each organisation member of CJPE will address this topic from a different but complementary angle

The European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris) will focus on ethics in management and treatment of individuals sentenced for a sexual offense.

The Confederation of European Probation (CEP) will explore a better understanding of sexual abuse to create effective policy and practice.

The European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) will look at how to include victims and use restorative justice approaches to respond to sexual violence.

By sharing ideas and considering the very latest research and programmes, participants will be stimulated to participate in the debate on how to respond to sexual violence. Methods will include training, presentations, discussions among the participants as well as study 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.


Registration and fees

When registering for the Summer Course you will need to choose among different options with regard to the courses, seminars, study visits, and other social events. In the booklet, you will find all the information you need in order to make your choices.

To register for the Summer Course please click here.

The early bird fee of € 375 applies until the 1st of April, after that date, the fee will be € 425.  This fee includes the course itself plus all materials, the coffee & tea breaks, a study visit, the reception and the joint-course dinner. Hotel accommodation, travel and all other meals are at the expense of the participants themselves.

This event is only open for public sector participants, including NGOs and academics. Participants from countries of the Council of Europe area will be prioritized.  There will be a limit of 5 people per country per workshop.


Cancellation of the event by the organizers

The organisers are closely following the evolution of the pandemic and will immediately inform about any change in the scheduled programme.

We understand that you might be hesitant to register in these uncertain times, but we very much invite you to still do so as your full fee will be reimbursed in case of cancellation of the event.

Cancellation policy for participants

  • Cancellations made before 15th April: reimbursement of 90% of the fee.
  • Cancellations made before the 1st of June: reimbursement of 50% of the fee.

Cancellations made after the 1st of June: the fee will not be reimbursed because of commitments with the course facilities

Health measures and travel restrictions

As you know, these vary depending on the evolution of the pandemic. In what follows the requirements and health measures applicable up to the 10th of February 2022 are provided:

  • Facemask must be worn in:
    • Any closed public space such as public transport or any other public service’s office.
    • Restaurants and bars, either inside or on the terrace, while not drinking nor eating.
  • As for 1st of February, the Digital Covid certificate is not required to access restaurants, cafes, bars or gyms.

At the CEJFE:

  • Participants should wear facemask indoors.
  • In the classrooms, windows will be open and there will 1,5 m distance between participants at all times.

At the study visit locations:

  • Participants should wear a facemask.
  • Digital Covid certificate is not required as for 1st

Travelling to Spain:

For people travelling to Spain, it is mandatory to fill out a Health Control Form which can be accessed here https://www.spth.gob.es/create .

According to the Spanish Health Ministry, individuals should not travel if they have symptoms compatible with Covid-19: fever, cough, breathing difficulties over the last 14 days.

For updates on travelling requirements please check the website of the Ministry of Health of Spain: https://www.spth.gob.es/more

Please bear in mind that these health measures and travel requirements are subject to change, particularly the requirement of providing a Digital Covid certificate or a negative test. As the Summer Course approaches, the organisers will update this information on their websites. We kindly ask you to check the latest updates on health measures and requirements before travelling to Barcelona.

What is the CJPE?

Launched in 2012 with the aim to create a new method of collaborating, the Criminal Justice Platform Europe (CJPE) is a partnership of three network organisations working in the fields of detention (EuroPris), Probation (Confederation of European Probation, CEP), and European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) to reduce re-offending and the impact of crime and to improve methods of working with victims, communities, and offenders throughout Europe.