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2013. 06. 28

The EU funded project (JUST/2010/JPEN/AG/1609), entitled ‘How can Peacemaking Circles be implemented in countries governed by the “principle of legality?” aims to determine the potential of peacemaking circles as a European model and to test and research the implementation of this method in the justice system of three European countries: Germany, Belgium and Hungary from September 2011 until May 2013, under the leadership of the University of Tübingen.


The piloting of peacemaking circles in Hungary takes place in four counties (Békés, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Hajdú-Bihar and Baranya) in cooperation with the local offices of justice, in the selected and eligible criminal cases. The leading partner of the Hungarian consortium is the

2012. 03. 17

Borbála Fellegi presented the theory and practice of restorative methods for the postgraduate students of mediation at Pázmány Péter Science University’s Faculty of Humanities in the form of a training.

The training demonstrated multiple restorative methods, the students had the opportunity to experience for example criminal mediation, the conference technique, the peacemaking circle, the methodology of community mediation and the family group decision making.

As another major part of...

2012. 03. 17

Borbála Fellegi held a course on the theory and practice of restorative procedures for the master studens of ELTE’s faculty of Education and Psychology.

During the practical part of the course the students were introduced to criminal mediation, the conference method, peacemaking circles, the methodology of community mediation and also the method of family decision making groups.

Besides the practical introduction of the various...

2012. 02. 09

The three day-long final conference of the „Mediation and Restorative Justice in Prison Settings” (MEREPS) project has been successfully carried out between 17th and 19th January 2012 by Foresee Research Group and the National Institute of Criminology.

The three year long international research „Mediation and Restorative Justice in Prison Settings” (MEREPS) led by

Foresee Research...
2011. 12. 09

Gabriella Benedek and Borbála Fellegi held a 30 hours training entiled „Interprofessional community work” at the Széchenyi István University of Győr. The training was organized by the Social Work faculty of the institute.

The majority of the 25 students who signed up for the course were people with degrees from related areas of expertise, many amongst them leaders of various institutes.

The training introduced the approach, practice, and applicability of alternative dispute resolution in cases of...

2011. 12. 03

This year, the Hungarian Sociological Association held its annual conference and general meeting between the 11. and 13. of November in the Sociological Institute of Miskolc University. The title this year was: „Collective traumas, border situations, natural and social disasters”.

Foresee’s executive participated in the roundtable program of the Sociopolitical Discussion Workshop with a presentation entitled: „ The complexity of conflict management, the tools of the anti-discrimination movement in Hungary and abroad”. The section was in great interest and numerous people...

2011. 11. 14

As part of REDICT (Resolving Disputes in twenty-first CenTury) project the Czech project leaders in cooperation with Hungarian, Slovak, Lithuanian and Italian partners agreed upon organizing four personal meetings during the project's two year lifespan starting at the fall of 2011. The reason for this was to get to know each other's cultural heritage and habits, and thus to forward the main aim of the project: broadening the knowledge of the general public and the related professions considering alternative conflict management.


The first meeting took place in Vilnius, the representatives of the partner organisations were as follows:
- The project leader European Institute for Reconciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (ESI) was represented by Lenka Pavlová and Marie Bohacová,

- The Greek Catholic Faculty of the...

2011. 10. 31

On the 25th of October, 2011, starting at 5.30 pm, the Criminology Student’s Circle of the ELTE Faculty of Law held a roundtable discussion on conflicts, violence and conflict management in schools. The invited guests were: Tamás Lajos Aáry ombudsman of educational rights and Borbála Fellegi researcher.

The discussion saw roughly 15 participants from the university’s students. Among the subjects were the personal characteristics of the attacker and victim children, the role and responsibility of teachers, family backgrounds, and the role of families. The participants also examined the role of...

2011. 10. 20

The project involving 19 participants from all over Europe (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Latvia and Sweden) volunteering or working in the civil sphere introduced the seven-step conflict resolution method developed by Colectivo Cala.

The exciting and inspiring conflict resolution training funded by the EU took place in a breathtakingly beautiful ecological center in Southern Spain held by Colectivo CALA (Association for...

2011. 08. 23

Foresee is partnering in the project entitled “Resolving Disputes in the 21st Century” funded by the EU's Lifelong Programme "Grundtvig"


One of Foresee’s partners, the European Institute of Reconciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (ESI) won an EU application, and with Foresee’s and other’s partnership will be carrying out its project in the framework of the Grundtvig EU-Project. You can read more on the project below.

Foresee’s special role within the project’s aim will be to focus on the potential of alternative methods of solving disputes in community-related conflicts (such as Roma-non-Roma conflicts) and in the crime prevention and criminal justice field (based on the restorative justice approach).

2011. 08. 22

On 9th of June dr. Borbála Fellegi, executive director of the Foresee Research Group and teacher at CEU’s two weeks mediation training screened held presentations in two subjects for a group of thirty six people, mostly students from the United States.

The two-week course, entitled „Mediation and other methods to foster democratic dialogue” facilitated the exchange of ideas and cooperative projects among mediation scholars, practitioners, trainers, and students in the East and West. Through lecture, discussion, demonstration and role-plays,...

2011. 08. 22

Between the 1st and 5th of August, 2011. the preparational camp program named „Alternative coexistence” of the „The intoduction of alternative conflict management, interest-based communication and restorative techniques to the practice of vocational schools " project has been organized in Zánka.

The camp was organized as part of the project of the Institute for Educational Research and Development. Among the aims were the introduction of alternative conflict management to the participating...

2011. 08. 22

As Foresee’s representatives, Dr. Éva Győrfi, Gabriella Benedek and Dr. Borbála Fellegi held a presentation and interactive workshop on the subject of handling conflicts in school, the KLÍMA+ project and the applicability of the film.

2011. 08. 03

The Másság Foundation’s Office for the Protection of National and Ethnical Minority Rights (OPNEMR), supported by the Embassy of the United States of America is organizing a daylong workshop in Debrecen.

Date of the workshop:12. September 2011.(Monday) 10.00 – 16.00

Location of the workshop: American Corner Debrecen (Cultural Centre Debrecen, 1st...

2011. 06. 30

Final Conference of the project ‘Mediation and Restorative Justice in the Prison Settings’.

On 17-19 January 2012

At the Hungarian Judicial Academy, Budapest and the Prison in Balassagyarmat, Hungary.