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Restorative Justice in Cases of Violent Extremism

“Meet the Authors” online event, 23 November 4-5.15 pm CET

The EFRJ membership brings together international experts dedicated to the development of restorative justice in different fields where violence and harm occurs. Among others, some are dedicated to expand restorative justice practices, research and policy also in cases of serious harm, such as violent extremism, polarisation and hate.

On 23 November (4-5.15 pm CET), members of the EFRJ Working Group on Violent Extremism invite the wider public to a discussion, inspired by two recent papers they published:

On this occasion you can meet the authors of these two papers and engage with them in a discussion. This will be also the event officially closing the mandate of this Working Group.




The link to Zoom will be sent to registered participants one day prior to the event. Register now (for free).

Prepare before the event

Participants are invited to read the two papers prior to the event, as only a brief introduction will be done before launching the Q&A session. While the Working Group on Violent Extremism is open to your feedback and questions, it would like to have your opinion and experience on some concrete questions such as:

  • Are you aware of other restorative justice-oriented initiatives (beyond those presented in the two papers), existing in your country and/or beyond, in the field of restorative justice and violent extremism?
  • If the papers should be revised, what would you add, edit or like that they should elaborate more on?
  • What recommendation should the EFRJ prioritise and why?
  • What training programme would be necessary for this field in terms of contents and format?
Coverpage of the practice paper on violent extremism

Brief history of the EFRJ Working Group on Violent Extremism

Exactly 3 years ago, the kick-off meeting of the EFRJ Working Group on Violent Extremism took place in Leuven, Belgium. Despite the challenges during the Covid-19 crisis, the Working Group has been really active in better understanding the potential, and the challenges, of proposing and practicing restorative justice in the aftermath of acts of extreme violence and terrorism.

The Working Group on Violent Extremism regularly met to exchange the (research and/or practice) initiatives organised at the local or national level by the members of the Working Group. On behalf of the EFRJ, some members also participated as experts to many events related to this topic (e.g. those organised by the RAN - Radicalisation Awareness Network, the ERA – Academy of European Law, and EFUS – European Forum for Urban Security). For the wider community, the Working Group on Violent Extremism published two papers:

  • European Forum for Restorative Justice (2021). Restorative Justice in cases of violent extremism and hate crimes: Practice paper by the EFRJ Working Group on Violent Extremism.
  • European Forum for Restorative Justice (forthcoming 2022). Restorative Justice in cases of violent extremism: Policy paper by the EFRJ Working Group on Violent Extremism.

Meet the authors!

The members of this Working Group, representing different experiences, professions, and countries, are:

  • Miriam Attias (Finland)
  • Emmanuela Crane (France)
  • Graziella Fourez (Belgium)
  • Joakim Hope Soltveit (Norway)
  • Lucy Jaffe (United Kingdom)
  • Katrien Lauwaert (Belgium)
  • Cheryl Lubin (USA)
  • Roberto Moreno (The Basque Country / Spain)

This Working Group is coordinated by Emanuela Biffi and Tim Chapman from the EFRJ team. In different ways everyone has been involved in the drafting of at least one of the two papers.

Practicalities & Registrations

This webinar is free of charge but registration is required (subscribe above). 

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