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2010. 10. 07

On September 27th 2010, an expert workshop was organized at the Balassagyarmat Prison as part of the MEREPS Project. The aim of the course was to prepare and raise awareness of the participants, so when the MEREPS pilot project on in-prison mediation starts up in October they support it and are willing to take a part in the project and support the prison staff and inmates in taking an active role in the pilot.

The workshop was opened by Dr. Budai István, the warden of the prison, and after the introduction of the participants the MEREPS Project and the related research was introduced by Dr. Borbala Fellegi, Dr. Tünde Barabás and Dr. SzandraWindt (all three experts are taking part in the MEREPS Project)....

2010. 10. 05

As a part of the MEREPS Project an all-day long „Zacchaeus programme” about taking responsibility, and looking at the victim’ side of the story was held with 18 inmates in the Balassagyarmat Prison on the 28th of September. 2010. The aim of the course was to prepare and raise awareness of the participants, so when the MEREPS pilot project on in-prison mediation starts up in October they support it and are willing to take a part in the project and support the prison staff and inmates in taking an active role in the pilot.


MEREPS's „Zacchaeus programme”, also known internationally as The Sycamore Tree Project® is an...

2010. 08. 13

The aim of the book is to map the ways in which the restorative justice paradigm and its different models can be implemented into Hungarian social policy and criminal justice systems. The study explores the underlying mechanisms of restorative justice, highlighting its influences on the micro, mezzo and macro level. Accordingly, the implications of restorative justice on interpersonal dynamics, the mechanisms of social institutions, and macro-sociological processes are analysed.


Key theoretical issues include: how to involve the community in the process of creating and obeying social norms? What are the possible responses to norm-breaking and what is the potential role of the community in this process? How to encourage responsibility-taking, apologising, forgiveness and...

2010. 08. 02

The European Forum for Restorative Justice (one of the partners in the MEREPS Consortium) held its sixth biennial conference from the 17th to 19th of June 2010, in Bilbao, Spain. This biennial conference also marked the 10th anniversary of the forum.

The MEREPS Project was also invited to the Conference to hold its international seminar. The two workshops held by project representatives signaled the first personal introduction of the project towards a professional audience.

The roughly 100 people who attended the workshops...

2010. 06. 08

The practical excercises and principal lectures about the basic ideas, methods and possible application fields of mediation initiated the audience into new opportunities of conflict resolution with special emphasis on the state and results of reconciliative approach in the Central Eastern European region.

The two weeks long international training organised by the partnerhip of the Central European University, the Hamline University School of Law and the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law between the 7-18th June lined up a number of international professionals such as Lela Love, Joseph Stulberg, Petra...

2010. 05. 19

The lectures of a regional professional conference in Székesfehérvár gave a general picture about restorative justice, the importance and possibilities of its wide range application.

Supporting restorative approach Green Apple Health Development Foundation presented the actual situation, opportunities and practical experience of restorative justice to a number of...

2010. 05. 18

Due to the changings of the past years a new model of approach has become necessary in the Hungarian penal institutions as well. Foresee Research Group is participating in the achievment of this goal with several parallel programs.

2010. 05. 17

Continuing a series of lectures after "Question and answers or education programs against poverty" professionals gathered to reflect on the problems of poverty and to trace potencial ways out.

The invited guests of a professional conference organized by the Institute for Social Policy and Labour shared their experience...

2010. 05. 11

The new section has been needed for a while since restorative approach had been successfully accepted in several fields of justice policy (crime prevention, victim support etc.) in the past years. Restorative methods are becoming more well known and sought also due to the devoted work of Hunagrian criminology.

By the foundation of this new specific seminar the Hungarian Society of Criminology aims to continue its work towards providing space to co-operation between professionals of crime and crime prevention as well as to a neccessary change in approach. Under the leading of chairman Dr. Erzsébet...

2010. 05. 07

Foresee Research Group provided programs and translation for the Hungarian stop of the European tour. During this trip the students visited police, jurisdiction and different criminal institutions in Vienna, Budapest, Zagreb, Sarajevo and Ljubljana. The yalso participated in several lectures of well experienced international professionals concerning crime prevention, victim support and juvenile crime.

Between 5-6th May the tour's participants visited the Metropolitan Court of Budapest, the

2010. 04. 15

The conference examining children's rights in Hungary was organized to prepare the 2011 general report on human rights for UN. Governmental and independent experts participated in the professional meeting presenting different approaches and suggesting alternative solutions.

The meeting set up by the Department of International Organizations and Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs concerned the following topics: domestic violence, segregation, youth delinquency, and the opportunities of socially disabled children.

Foresee Reasearch Group's manager dr....

2010. 04. 13

The two-day conference in Slovakia gathered the professionals of all Central-Eastern-European countries in order to give report about the situation, success and actual questions of mediation according to their own experience. The lectures emphasized the psychological, ethical and crime preventional aspects of restorative techniques while some of them even referred to the special theological relations of this method.

As the only Hungarian lecturer of the conference under the presidency of Jana Levická dr. Borbála Fellegi talked about mediation in ethnic-based conflicts through presenting one of Foresee Research Group's successful projects ("Community mediation in Nagybörzsöny").

After having an...

2010. 02. 02

The 6th International Conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice will take place from 17 until 19 June 2010 in Bilbao (Spain). As this conference marks the 10th anniversary of the Forum this is an ideal opportunity to look back at restorative justice practices developed so far and to look forward to new practices, possibilities and opportunities.

The conference will cover three main themes: 1) The work of practitioners (mediators and facilitators), 2) Cooperation with legal practitioners, 3) Conferencing. More information and the full programme of the conference can be found

2009. 12. 08

International practice of mediation was presented by the participants of the two-day conference in order to help future methodical, juridical and institutional development in Poland. The program's basic idea was international co-operation between mediators from all over Europe.

As the only Hungarian participant of the conference Foresee Research Group particularly stressed the realtions to be built between Central Europen countries and the Polish Ministry of Justice. The...

2010. 11. 01

[Translate to English:] 2009. december 4-én, dr. Fellegi Borbála a Kiskunhalasi Városi Bíróságon, rendőrök, igazságügyi tisztviselők, ügyészek és bírák számára tartott előadást „Út a megbékéléshez” című, a közelmúltban megjelent könyve kapcsán a közvetítői eljárásról.

[Translate to English:] Az "Út a megbékéléshez" c. kötet kapcsán felmerült, hogy a szemléletváltás, a társadalompolitika és büntetőpolitika összehangolásának...