Edit (Hungary) studied law at the ELTE University Budapest, where she later followed the PhD programme in the field of Criminology. She also has a degree in European and French Law from Université Panthéon-Assas in Paris (France). From 2004 she worked for the Hungarian Probation Service and from 2006 was responsible for the field of victim-offender mediation. She is a trained mediator and facilitator of restorative conferences and she almost completed a 4-year programme in dance therapy. She joined the EFRJ in February 2012 as a project officer in the project ‘ALTERNATIVE’ on RJ in intercultural settings and since 2016 she is the Executive Director of the EFRJ.
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Kris (Belgium) is a criminologist (KU Leuven), senior mediator, and senior associated researcher (KU Leuven). Throughout his career, he has built up an interest and experience in social and strategic development. Moreover, in the last years, he gained some life experience in resilience and transformation. He's engaged actively in writing and speaking on these topics. At the EFRJ he fills in a part-time role as a strategic advisor/coach.
Emanuela (Italy) studied Liberal Arts at the University College Maastricht (The Netherlands) and University of Gaborone (Botswana) with a focus on social psychology and criminal law and the Master programme in Criminology at KU Leuven (Belgium). Previously, she studied in a maritime institute and worked in several sailing yachts navigating the Mediterranean sea, French Polynesia and the Caribe. She joined the EFRJ team in September 2013, mostly working as a project officer in different EU-funded projects on access to restorative justice (Accessibility), on justice and security in intercultural settings (ALTERNATIVE), on restorative justice training (KINTSUGI, MEDIAREJ, PROTECT), on child victims (i-RESTORE) and on arts (TPP). She also worked as a researcher for the KU Leuven Institute of Criminology in a project on the implementation of the EU Victims' Directive (IVOR). In 2016-2019 she managed communications and events at the EFRJ. Since 2020 she focuses on (research) projects. She cooperated with the Radicalisation Awareness Network for organising events and publishing papers on restorative justice in cases of violent extremism and terrorism.
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Rik (Belgium) has a bachelor in accountancy. After a more than 30-year experience in the banking and investments world, he puts his knowledge at the service of non-profit organisations. Since January 2016, he is the responsible for the financial management of the EFRJ, in the role of Finance and Administration Officer.
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Laura (Italy) studied Political Science at the University of Bologna with a focus on international and European human rights law and case law. She has extended professional experiences as project and policy officer working with NGOs in the field of development and cooperation, migrant’s rights, anti-discrimination and conflict resolution. She also researched and worked in the field, mainly in Latin America. In 2016, she joined the KU Leuven’s research team in Transitional Justice and Human Rights in the implementation of academic activities and, in March 2018, she started her PhD in Criminology. She joined our team in May 2018 to contribute to the development and implementation of the organisation’s policy and advocacy work. She has a keen interest in policy related issues and in further explore the links between restorative and transitional justice.
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Bálint (Hungary) has been working extensively with education and training programmes, cultural project management and theatre internationally. Previously, he was the educational programme manager of the performing arts company, Krétakör. He led Krétakör Free School, a democracy awareness programme for students. He has experience in working with marginalised groups of society. In Brussels, he led community theatre workshops for vulnerable families. He holds a degree of Literature and Linguistics from ELTE University Budapest and completed a Master in Education with a focus on drama at Trinity College Dublin. He joined EFRJ in 2019 to contribute to the organisation’s training development and communication.
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Júlia (Spain) holds a Social Work degree from the University of Barcelona where she began to collaborate with several non-profit organisations mostly in the field of migrant’s rights. In France, she worked in the Forum Réfugiés organisation for 5 years with unaccompanied minors and asylum seekers as well as with victims of human trafficking. She also participated in the Université Lumière (Lyon) programme about Anthropology Related to Social and Cultural Changes. She has a keen interest in social and environmental justice and gender related issues. She joined the European Forum for Restorative Justice in 2019 contributing to projects, communication and the Secretariat’s administration.
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Silvia (Italy) is a child justice expert with extensive experience as project manager and researcher. She researched in Italy and in the field, mainly in Kenya, where she also coordinated projects, always focusing on child protection and youth justice. In 2017, she moved to Brussels where she has been working as project manager, independent researcher and grant writer. She contributed to the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of their Liberty, and in 2019 she has been researching on diversion and restorative justice with children in East Africa.
She coordinated the EU project “Implementing Restorative Justice with Child Victims” (2017-18), in partnership with the EFRJ, and co-authored a practical guide on restorative justice with children. In 2019, she started the collaboration with the Forum on the Erasmus+ project “Kintsugi”. In the last months of 2019, she started her Phd in Criminology at KU Leuven, and she joined the Forum as Project Officer for the project “Re-Justice”, designing judicial training on restorative justice.
Kristen (USA/Germany) studied Restorative Justice at Vermont Law School (USA) and Social Work at Simmons University (USA). She is actively engaged in work with the Ahimsa Collective (USA) as a restorative justice facilitator for the Restorative Justice in the Community program, a consultant on trauma-informed practice, and a volunteer for the victim-offender dialogue program. In previous roles, Kristen served as a therapist for victims of domestic and sexual violence, and a group facilitator for people who perpetrated domestic violence. She has a particular interest in restorative justice as a transformative social justice movement that centres marginalised and oppressed communities. In March 2022, she joined the EFRJ team as an intern, supporting international policy and advocacy efforts.
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