European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ)

Researcher : Estelle Zinsstag 

Duration: 26 months (31/12/2008 – 28/02/2011)

Funders: European Commission and the European Forum for Restorative Justice

Summary of project: This two-year project consists of an exploratory study of conferencing practices, for both adult and young offenders and for low and high level crimes, and their further applicability within Europe . The researcher, supported by a steering group composed of both academics and practitioners, will focus their work on three main research questions:

  • To what extent has conferencing been developed internationally?
  • What are the processes used in and outcomes achieved by conferencing, and how do they compare to victim offender mediation (VOM)?
  • How could conferencing practices be developed further in Europe ?

Report of the expert seminar which took place on 14, 15 and 16 September 2010

Practical guide/Toolkid

Final report