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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. 03. 29

The presentation given at the Crime Prevention Academy was theoretical and practical at the same time: it offered an overview of restorative justice's basic principals and practical models. The training aspired to be interactive, by creating an active group session and shared numerous films to...

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...

2009. 10. 13

The audience of dr. Borbála Fellegi's "Mentalhygienic interventional methods in preventing deviant lifestyle" presentation was orientated about the opportunities of adapting restorative approach and the possible results of invovling victims, offenders and their communities.

All of this is especially remarkable from the point of view of professionals working with such conflicts. Through the daily practice of restorative techniques they can help the offenders to take responsability, regret, raise their restorative willingness and contribute to the relief of the...

2009. 10. 12

The "Civil Strategies in Magdolna district" project coordinated by the Green Youth Association (ZöFi) aims to harmonize the planned activities of civil organizations involved in the Magdolna district's Social City-rehabilitation Program, in order to allow them to work together efficiently in a long term with different profiles but for the same purpose.

The main goal beyond forming real partnership is the integration of the disadvantaged Magdolna-district into Budapest's social-cultural life; strengthening the local community, providing information about the civil organizations' services, promoting inhabitants in changing their living conditions...

2009. 10. 12

Within PACR model program Foresee carries out a diagnostic and follow-up research in PACR partner schools. Prior to and following the local trainings activities aim to map out conflict management approach, methods, processes of schools and to evaluate the success of implementation of PACR program.

In cooperation with the partner schools and following the previous cross-checks of concept and research schedule conflicts (physical and verbal aggression; theft; abuse; excommunication; racism etc.) and their reasons (family; peers; media; education and child security systems) are surveyed through...

2009. 09. 22

Between 21st and 27th of September 2009 in 17 countries – including Hungary- several hundreds of events arranged by civil and local organizations drew attention to the importance of civil involvement and local acts.

Youth was one of the key topics of this year series of events. The „Children In Live” World café-talking organized by Foresee Research Group was the closing programme of the week. Subjects like self-esteem, involvement and possibilities of realization of democracy in schools were discussed in small...

2009. 09. 10

The team training held by Foresee Research Group for the tutors of Crime Prevention Academy aimed to define the route of future activities through sharing professional experience, brainstorming and conciliating expectations.

The Educational Network consists of theoretically prepaired and practically experienced professionals who would like to facilitate inland crime prevention by adding their empirical observations on child support, victim support, drug crimes etc. The meeting's main goal was to mobilize the network...

2009. 06. 12

In March 2009 a three years long international European Union project started with the leadership of Foresee Research Group to map and test restorative methods applied in prison service. Hungarian, English, German and Belgian partners participate in the program.

In the course of the project partner organizations carry out a meausing of attitudes towards restorative techniques among prisoners, victims, politicians and prison service employees. Following this an experimental mediation program will provide opportunity for victim-offender mediation, adaptation...

2009. 06. 10

The number of ethnic-based conflicts has been drastically increasing in Hungary, mostly against Roma people. Recognising it as a serious problem, we in Foresee Research Group have just finished a three-month-long experimental project funded by the National Crime Prevention Board, Hungary, by which we combined community building and mediation methods in a small Hungarian village. We provided several training (tolerance, mediation and a so-called implementation training), group activities for children, young mothers, local volunteers and ADR services where the trained local people participated as co-mediators besides our team’s mediators.

The number of ethnic-based conflicts has been drastically increasing in Hungary, mostly against Roma people. Recognising it as a serious problem, we in Foresee Research Group have just finished a three-month-long experimental project funded by the