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Conflict resolution

We believe that conflict is a natural part of our social lives. Moreover, through their constructive handling, interpersonal relations can be significantly strengthened. Hence, conflicts and their peaceful resolution are crucial in building communities and (re)establishing social bonds.

With our conflict resolution services we aim to disseminate the theory and methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). By integrating the peaceful conflict resolution approach into the everyday’s life, we promote the necessity of seeking common gains and building on real dialogue through conflict resolution.

The category of alternative dispute resolution includes conflict management and negotiation technique methods. The common feature of these methods is that the parties concerned are able to manage and solve their conflict with the help of a neutral third party specializing in conflict resolution. Their interests prevail, negative emotions neutralize, and relationships stabilize. With this method everyone can come out a winner.

Mediation is one alternative dispute resolution technique.  In the mediation process an impartial mediator guides the voluntarily attending parties in the procedure to clarify the nature of their conflict and to find a beneficial solution for all. Thanks to new attitudes arising from the mediation process, the parties can form an agreement in line with their common interests.

2016. 06. 07

Source:

http://www.migraciokutato.hu/hu/2016/06/06/preventing-violent-radicalisation/

The Migration Research Institute and the National University of Public Service held a workshop on preventing violent...

2014. 09. 03

International workshop presenting the preliminary findings of the Hungarian and Austrian action research sites in the ALTERNATIVE project

A critical dialogue about the potential of restorative justice approaches (RJ) to peaceful co-existence in intercultural contexts in the CEE region on 6-7 November 2014 in Budapest, Hungary.

See: survey.foresee.hu/index.php

Thinking out Loud about Justice and Security

The conference is organised by the Foresee Research Group in partnership with the Institute for the Sociology of Law and Criminology (IRKS), within the framework of the

2013. 12. 03

This Handbook is the first manual that provides guidance to how to facilitate peacemaking circles in the European context, especially in continental legal systems.

2013. 07. 22

The Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) Deradicalisation Conference took place in the lovely city of Ljubljana with the participation of 25 experts from 14 countries (Austria, Bosnia and Herzcegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, UK ) representing 20 non-governmental and governmental organisations and universities including Zsuzsanna Z. Papp from Foresee Research Group. RAN is set up by the European Commission as an EU wide umbrella network of practitioners and local actors involved in countering violent radicalisation and extremism with the aim of exchanging experiences, knowledge and good practices

The main working mode of the two-day meeting took the form of interactive workshops that provided a good ground for exchange of information, inspirational dialogues and a great possibility to network.
Main themes of the meeting included:
•    Introduction of the...

2013. 06. 13

The general objective of the project “Best Practices of Community Conflict Management in the Central Eastern European Region” (hereinafter referred to as GPCCM-REG) was to create a methodological and practical guide to local practitioners of the EU Member States, in which they would be able to find helpful instructions on how to plan, fund and implement programmes aiming at community conflicts prevention and/or management.

Based on research findings, a distinction can be made between Member States of the Central Eastern European region and Western European region on the grounds of (apart from other characteristics) value dimensions and community organisation aspects. Due to historical reasons, one...

2012. 04. 25

The book "Responsibility-taking, Relationship-building and Restoration in Prisons" (edited by BARABÁS, T. - FELLEGI, B. - WINDT, Sz.) includes the final research results and case studies about mediation and restorative justice in prisons from Hungary, the United Kingdom, Germany and Belgium.

The full title of the book for references:

Barabás, T. - Fellegi, B. - Windt, Sz. (eds) (2012), Responsibility-taking, Relationship-building and Restoration in Prisons, Budapest: OKRI. ISBN 978-963-89468-1-2. 330 p.

This publication includes the research studies, results, observations, experiences and proposals relating to the work carried out by the participating partners over the three years of the

2012. 04. 18

Foresee participates as partner in the four year-long international project funded by the European Union's 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). The project has started on 1 February and will be carried out by Belgian, Serbian, Austrian, Irish and Hungarian partners.

The project aims to provide an alternative and deepened understanding based on empirical evidence of how to handle conflicts within intercultural contexts in democratic societies in order to set up security solutions for citizens and communities.

You can find a detailed introduction of...

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

2011. 06. 16

Community conflict resolution in school – Foresee Research Group’s KLIMA+ (Climate Positive) programme provides a film & an adjoining educational material. The programme closed at the end of May 2011 with its deliverables helps adult & peer moderators working in the field of school conflict resolution. The two and a half month long project supported by the Hungarian Ministry of Internal Affairs and the National Crime Prevention Board was concluded by the cooperation of nine partner organizations.

The project’s focus is a 27 minute short film (Intertwined) and an adjoining educational training material, developed with the direct involvement of students, teachers and various educational support professionals. The film presents...

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.

2009. 05. 12

Hungary is suffering of a large number of ethnic-based conflicts of which the majority involves Roma people. Recognising it as a serious problem, Foresee Research Group, together with its numerous consortium partners, ran an experimental project in 2009 funded by the Hungarian Crime Prevention Committee.

 

The project combined community building and different ADR (alternative dispute resolution) methods in a small rural Hungarian village. Throughout the project we provided training for the local people, including: ‘tolerance’, ‘mediation’ and a so-called ‘implementation training’, namely how to...