The European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) co-organises with WELCOME (Italy) an international training programme on restorative justice, organised within the framework of the Erasmus+ project “KINTSUGI – Exchange of European Good Practices on Restorative Justice“.
The 90-hour training programme, divided over 3 weeks time spread in 1,5 year, take place in Belfast (UK), Rome (Italy) and Namur (Belgium). The training bring together 25 participants from these different countries, working in the field of restorative justice, probation, victim support and related areas.
The Kick off meeting was held on the 31 October 2018 in Pissa organized by Erasmus +.
The first training was on 8-12 April 2019 in Belfast. Around the main theme “Restorative communities”, senior trainers and RJ facilitators Hugh Campbell and Tim Chapman (chair of the EFRJ Board) presented on theories, practices and actual experiences on the use of restorative approaches in cases of political violence, with a particular focus on the post-conflict Northern Irish society.
The second training was on 21-25 October in Rome. The training started with an introduction on restorative practices in Italy and focused on theories and practices on the concept of humanistic mediation.
The third training will be in February 2020 in Namur. More details about the contents of these training will follow.
Finally, at the end of the 2-year project, the EFRJ will co-organise the final conference in Leuven in September 2020.