The Foresee Research Group is an interdisciplinary think thank of young social scientists in Hungary. Its research and project activities focus on promoting the principles and practices of alternative dispute resolution, crime prevention and helping the integration of marginalized groups in the society. They share the belief that Communication and constructive Conflict resolution lead to stronger Communities and result in a higher level of Cohesion in Europe. These four C-s can help others and themselves to foresee…
The project team at Foresee:
Borbala Fellegi, PhD did her studies in social policy (ELTE, Budapest) and criminology (Cambridge) and works as researcher, mediator/facilitator and university lecturer. From 2008 on, she works as founder and executive director of the Foresee Research Group. She is the author of the book ‘Towards restoration and peace’, one of the first comprehensive studies on the implementation of restorative justice in Hungary.
Gabriella Benedek, social development practitioner, trained in The Development School, postgraduate diploma in London Metropolitan University, has developed and lead several of Foresee Research Group’s strategic projects in the field of community development, research, extra-curricular education and program evaluation. Gabriella’s main fields of interests are civil society and active citizenship, community conflicts, network development and local philanthropy, hence her career and work has been grounded on empowerment and participatory approaches to conflict resolution, dialogue, research and management and evaluation.
Dr. Eva Győrfi is a lawyer, professional of communication, mediator, and real justice practitioner. Her special fields of interest are mediation, dialog building, child welfare, community-based conflict resolution, and other ADR methods. Her works and main professional experiences are collected from the area of mediation and restorative justice projects as of Partners for ADR Culture at schools (Institute of Educational Research and Innovation), the Small village mediation project (Family Child Youth Association), the EU-AGIS2006 project called Multidimensional restorative justice for everyone. Beside these, Győrfi has extended practice as project leader, facilitator and trainer.
Gabor Hera completed his studies in sociology and social policy and he is currently a doctoral candidate at the Sociology of Science Doctoral School. He is the co-author of the “Research methodology” textbook and he has given lectures about research methodology at different universities in the last fourteen years. He is an experienced researcher who has been responsible for coordinating and conducting international and national research programs. These investigations have primarily focused on the issues of Roma integration, discrimination, prejudice, mediation and restorative justice. He supports the ALTERNATIVE project as an action researcher. More information: heragabor.com
Dora Szego has an MA degree in sociology (ELTE, Budapest), she is doing PHD studies in sociology (Corvinus, Budapest), examining restorative practices in Hungarian prisons. She works as a researcher at Foresee Research Group. She was involved in RJ related research, including Mediation and Restorative Justice in prison settings, implementing Peacemaking Circles in European criminal justice systems. She is the co-author of the ‘Handbook for Facilitating Peacemaking Circles’. Her fields of interest are restorative justice in prison, social reintegration, desistance, community conflicts, participatory research methods.