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Scientific work and research are our most important activities. Thanks to its specialists in the relevant research fields, Foresee can conduct qualitative and quantitative research tailored to its projects and clients’ needs in the areas of sociology, criminology, social policy, law, political science, economics, psychology and  communication science.

The CEO of Foresee, Dr. Borbála Fellegi - as a researcher and consultant in social policy and criminology – is a committed and acknowledged professional. Her main research field is the sociology of conflicts with special focus on the potential of mediation and restorative justice in criminal matters. Her other research activities relate mainly to issues of education and ethnic minorities. For detailed information about Borbala Fellegi’s research work and publications click here.

2017. 06. 01

The Foresee Research Group and our researcher, Dóra Szegő also took part in the project of the Helsinki Committee aiming at facilitating the communication and coordination between legal practitioners and building and strengthening the capacity of stakeholders on the international and EU standards on the rights to access to a lawyer and legal aid of suspects and accused in criminal proceedings.

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee is a partner in the international project “Strengthening procedural rights in criminal proceedings: effective implementation of the right to a lawyer/legal aid under...

2017. 02. 12

Borbala Fellegi was among the presenters at the workshop organised by the Debrecen Reformed Theological University and the Debrecen University Archeological Research Group. The workshop, entitled as "Forgiveness and Reconciliation" was a milestone within the series of "interdisciplinary emotion-research" and of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

 

Philosophers, researchers of theology, political sciences, literature, historians and criminologists came together to think on the complexities of forgiveness and reconciliation from different angles, sources, and by various methods.

Borbala Fellegi talked about her experiences from the...

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...

2016. 11. 03

From 2011 to 2013, five partners (CY-DE-ES-FR-TR) proposed ESM project based on the education of sentenced minors. Partners observed that the situation at the end of the sentence escaped from any protocol and /or coaching process which led the youth quickly to reproduce crimes so to enrol them in a "career of recidivism" and go back to an institution where sometimes violence makes them recognized and accepted as leaders (although it can be negatively ignored by their family for the same reasons). Partners then agreed that a number of factors observed during this two years period will need to be explored through studies, research and investigations leading to come to operational recommendations.

 

Some partners from the initial project decided to continue their work proposing ESM-YA (sentenced Young Adults too) for 2015/2016 and expanding partnership that integrates complementary missions (probation service, centres for social work, charity NGO for ex-prisoners) so to be able at any time of...

2015. 07. 04

Invited by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Foresee research Group together with Focus and Inhall Studio carried out a research about the reintegration of inmates. The research featured focus groups, interviews and surveys.

 

During the project, 45 inmates and 35 penal institution workers took part in a roughly 2 hour long interview each, and  around 500 inmates filled out surveys.

The focusgroup research was carried out in three steps.

The first stage was for project involved ...

2014. 12. 14

On the 6th and 7th of November 2014 Foresee Research Group in cooperation with the Institute for the Sociology of Law and Criminology (IRKS), Austria organised a workshop „Potentials in Peacemaking” – Conflict resolution in intercultural setting in the CEE region.

 

The aim of the workshop was to present the preliminary findings of the action research applied in Kakucs village as part of the ALTERNATIVE project (Restorative justice in intercultural settings -...

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

2014. 06. 19

Workshop for the Hungarian Society of Criminology

Dr. Borbala Fellegi and Erika Magyar presented “Observations in applied pace-making circles model in Hungary” on the 3rd of June 2014.  They were talking about the experiences of the two-year-long pilot project - run between 2011-2013 - in which three county’s judicial mediators in...

2015. 07. 03

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee conducted a research, entitled: „Last Among Equals – The equality before the law of vulnerable groups in the criminal justice system”.

The project’s objective was to examine whether in its present form the Hungarian justice system guarantees the equality before the law of Roma and non-Roma defendants. Based on the criminal case files, the penitentiary documentation, the inmates’ own experience and the penitentiary staffs’ opinion...

2013. 09. 18

The European Society of Criminology held its annual conference entitled „Beyond Punitiveness: Crime and Crime Control in Europe in a Comparative Perspective.” in Budapest between the 4th and 7th of September 2013. The conference mainly focused on what factors influence the trends in crime control and actual policymaking mechanisms in various countries.

The conference, organized on the Law Faculty of ELTE and chaired by  Prof. Miklós Lévay and Prof. Katalin Gönczöl, saw three presentations from Foresee’s experts.

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

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...