July 29 – 2 August 2013, Vienna, Austria
“Restorative Justice in intercultural settings: business as usual?”
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.
Besides training on intercultural aspects in RJ practice, participants had the possibility to visit some organisations in Vienna participating in the local action research of IRKS in Austria in the project. Visits were organised to some other organisations, who deal with conflicts in intercultural settings, but not necessarily apply restorative justice approaches. One day was dedicated to a more in depth learning experience on the project itself, having colleagues from Northern Ireland (UU) and Hungary (Foresee) giving full day workshops based on their research and activities in the Alternative project. The reserach in the project is also enriched with the experiences, remarks, questions, debates, feedback of all participants. We hope it really served as a mutual learning experience, as well as a possibility to build professional networks and personal contacts. The Africa festival, the warm and sunny weather, the evening walks, drinks and a summer school dinner hopefully served this purpose well.
For the flyer of the Summer School, please click here.