30/09/2014Final conference 16-18 Nov 2015 – save the date!

The final conference of the project will be held in Leuven, Belgium between 16-18 November 2015.

Save the date already! More information will come…

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23/09/2014Sixth Steering Committee Meeting for ALTERNATIVE partners in Leuven, Belgium – 17-20/9

From September 17 to September 20, the EFRJ organized a steering committee meeting and an advisory board meeting for the partners of the ALTERNATIVE project.

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09/07/2014Annual conference of project partner VDS

We are happy to draw your attention to the Fifth Annual Conference of the Victimology Society of Serbia Victims’ protection: International law, national legislations and practice
Belgrade, Serbia, 27th and 28th November 2014
Conference information, call for abstracts and registration and hotel information available at

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27/06/2014New short film on the website

A new short film is available on the website. Get to know the team at NOVA, Norway as they tell you why they find this project interesting…

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14/06/2014European RJ Award 2014 for Christa Pelikan

ALTERNATIVE researcher Christa Pelikan received the 2014 European Restorative Justice Award!!! We are proud of you, Christa!

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28/05/2014The ALTERNATIVE project on the 8th EFRJ Conference in Belfast June 2014

8th International Conference of the EFRJ in Belfast


11-14 June 2014, Belfast (Northern Ireland)

The ALTERNATIVE project partners will present research findings, films and invite participants to discussions on applying restorative justice approaches to conflicts within intercultural settings.

Two plenary speakers will reflect on the topic of the ALTERNATIVE project: Dr Tove Malloy (ECMI), member of the project`s Advisory Board will present the challenges minorities face in Europe in the framework of restorative and social justice. Brunilda Pali (KU Leuven) will speak about how the project aims to offer solutions to these challenges and how it conceptualise restorative justice approaches in conflicts within intercultural settings.

We also invite participants to share their experiences on this topic by presenting their work and by joining our discussion session.

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21/05/2014New practice manual is available

A new practice manual, entitled “Crossing Frontiers: Community Based Restorative Justice Practices Manual” by the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland is available under Publications. The guidelines presented are designed to enable groups of people (rather than individuals) in conflict with each other to cross frontiers, to meet and to enter into dialogue.

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20/11/2013Special issue of the EFRJ Newsletter on the project

The second issue in 2013 of the European Forum for Restorative Justice Newsletter was fully dedicated to the Alternative project. Partners contributed with articles explaining theoretical issues, methodology matters and presenting the four sites where the local action reasearch takes place. Read the Newsletter in your browser or download it from here.

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14/08/2013Preparing for the next SCM and Advisory Board meeting

Just finished the first interim reporting and submitted new deliverables (see new public deliverables at Publications) we already prepare to the next Steering Committee Meeting (SCM) in Budapest, September 2013. It will be followed by a meeting with members of the Advisory Board of the project. Exciting start of the autumn…

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06/08/2013ALTERNATIVE – Summer School in Vienna 2013

The ALTERNATIVE summer school, organised by the EFRJ was held between July 29 and 2 August 2013 in Vienna, Austria. The title of the Summer school, “Restorative Justice in intercultural settings: business as usual?”, reflects on practice-oriented questions of the proejct.

More than 30 practitioners, researchers and trainers from 13 different countries came together in Vienna for a week to share their experiences and learn from each other on the application/possibilities of restorative justice approaches in intercultural conflict settings.

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