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2015. 07. 13

Budapest hosted the next international workshop of the Deradicalisation Working Group of Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN), an EU initiative to bring together first-line practitioners working to counter violent extremism and foster disengagement processes.

The event hosted 17 practitioners from Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, England and Hungary for two days. Foresee Research Group was represented by Zsuzsanna Z. Papp. On the first day of the meeting, practitioners worked on ’RAN Derad Declaration of Good Practice’, a draft document that...

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 ...

2015. 07. 04

Foresee sought MoHR's support to test a modelprogram in the Rákospalota Correctional Institute and Special Children Care Home in relation to mediation as a preliminary method to correctional penalties being intoduced in the new Penal Execution Codex.

The Institute is special in the sense that it houses juveniles both in pre-trial detention and in correctional education. As a result, both the everyday relations and the institutional co-existence lead to different conflicts and different solutions in communication. Part of the institute staff has...

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. 11. 16

This video has been created by the Foresee Research group (Hungary) in collaboration with the European Forum for Restorative Justice and funded by the Criminal Justice Programme of the European...

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. 08. 10

Dr. Borbála Fellegi and Gabriella Benedek held a daylong, interactive training in English for jurists from several countires representing the European Roma Rights Centre on the 4th of August, 2014.

Other than introducing the audiance to restorative justice and alternative dispute resolution, the training's aim was to provide an interactive process in which participants learn through personal experience and reflection about the dynamics and possible implementation of peaceful conflict...

2014. 08. 10

For more than a year now, Foresee Research Group has been part of the series of events organized by the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN). This time the meeting aimed to continue the involvement of field practitioners and non-governmental organizations from new member states from the Eastern and Southern European region and bring them together with old members in order to exchange experience, share good practices and network.

The conference took place on 17 and 18 July, 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria involving 25 representatives of Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Ireland, UK, Germany and Sweden. Foresee Research Group was represented by Zsuzsanna Z. Papp.

The program of the two day meeting involved 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...

2014. 03. 26

On the 18th of March, Foresee’s experts held a presentation on the peacemaking circle technique, followed by a roleplay of a peacemaking circle in an actual felony (a theft), where the judges played the victims, perpetrators, supporters and experts as well based on rolecards, featuring nearly 20 judges from first and second degree.

Dr. Tünde Barabás, Head of Department at the national Institute of Criminology held a presentation with the title: “Restorative techniques, realization of victim rights”.

Dr. Borbála Fellegi, a Foresee’s executive facilitated the peacemaking circle together with Zoltán Sitkei, mediator...

2014. 03. 19

A lecture and a workshop, with the above title, were held by Borbála Fellegi, the founder of Foresee Research Group at the 4-days meeting of the European Network of Trainers for Nonviolence and Resilience of Young people (E.N.T.R.Y.) on the 7th of March 2014.

E.N.T.R.Y., that is founded by the Grundtvig programme, aims to encourage the establishment of international expert networks that are able to draw attention to the problem of violence and...

2014. 02. 24

Dr. Borbála Fellegi represented Foresee with a presentation about the ways of peacful conflict resolution, the power of forgiveness for individuals and communities, the results of the ALTERNATIVE project, and Foresee itself on an international workshop held in Stockholm.

The conference, held on the 12th of February 2014, giving place to speeches held by leaders of organizations that work to prevent violence and harm caused by extremist movements, saw more than 20 attendees, with an overseas participant from Canada also attending. Welcome speeches were held by...

2014. 01. 26

Foresee’s expert, Gabriella Benedek held a presentation on the ALTERNATIVE project on the High Profile Workshop of the COREPOL project also funded by the FP7. The workshop, held at Budapest saw nearly thirty Hungarian and international expert guests from the fields of police, justice and social studies.

COREPOL uses a comparative design (Germany, Austria, Hungary) to establish whether better police - minority relations can be achieved through means of a Restorative Justice (RJ) approach. The Budapest...

2013. 12. 08

Dr. Borbála Fellegi held a presentation entitled "Seeing the person " – The possible implementation of peaceful conflict resolution methods (mediation and restorative techniques) in victim support on the workshop organized within the framework of the joint VictimSupport Programme of the Municipality of Zugló and the Trainbrand of Zugló.

In her presentation, Foresee’s executive introduced the restorative attitude, the main restorative models, and, speaking about the practice she also made mention of their ideal timing and placement, together with the main common items and standards. Proving the efficiency with data from actual...