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2011. 03. 04

The European Crime Prevention Network held its board meeting in Budapest on the 25th of February, 2011. On the meeting, Borbála Fellegi held one of the discussion evolving presentations on the subject of „Community Conflict Management”.

The orientating question linked to the subject were:
”Are you aware of any cases/conflicts in your country, which originate from the coexistence of people within communities/settlements?”
„Do these conflicts effect citizen’s feelings of security? How significant this problem is considered...

2010. 12. 11

The FHSZ – Mobilitás National Youth Service in cooperation with the European Youth Centre of Budapest and over 30 NGOs organized a Human Rights Festival on the 10th of December 2010. as part of the „Year of battling Poverty and Social exclusion” at the European Youth Centre.

The program included the introductions of the organizations and their projects, games realted to human rights, poverty and social exclusion, situational excersises, a Living Library, movie screenings, a fair trade coffee shop, music, dancing, theater, a design show and an opportunity for everyone...

2010. 10. 28

At the end of October, 2010 a three days long interactive training organised for almost 30 staff members of the Balassagyarmat Prison, that introduced the theory of practices of restorative justice and their applicability in the prison settings, has been succesfully completed.

The almost 30 participants included the warden and the executive of Balassagyarmat Prison, educators, inspectors, psychologists and other staff from the prison, the educators of Tököl Juvenile Prison, social workers, civilians, teachers, etc.

The 24 hours long interactive training that...

2010. 10. 12

ECI in cooperation with GEMME in contribution of the International Visegrad Fund held a two-day (7th and 8th od October, 2010.) international conference in Brno, Czech Republic on the subjects of mediation, probation and dispute resolving.

This conference was the second international conference under the label „ Mediaton – A path towards justice” by the European Institute for Reconciliation, Mediation & Arbitration (ESI) in...

2010. 10. 07

On the 1st of October, 2010. a free, and open mediation conference was held by the University of Miskolc in co-operation with the BAZ County Office of Justice, entitled „From the village council to virtual mediation”. One of the presenters on the conference was Dr. Borbala Fellegi, who spoke about Foresee Research Group’s conflict handling project in Nagybörzsöny.

The conference was opened by Prof. Dr. Miklós Szabó dean, and Dr. Erika Váradi Csemáné deputy dean, after that, Dr. József Kotics cultural antropologist held a presentation entitled „Conflict handling in the peasant society”. This was followed by a presentation about the traditional roma conflict...

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