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2013. 02. 12

Borbála Fellegi was invited for the first plenary meeting of the Network on the 28-29th of January 2013 in Brussels as a member of the RAN DERAD. (The working group on deradicalisation and exit-interventions) The meeting was in fact the first time in the history of the organization when all eight working groups got together in order to share experiences and to find common goals for the future.

The Radicalization Awareness Network, founded in 2011, gathers the most distinguished practitional experts and professional specialists into eight working groups operating on the fields of law enforcement, embracing victims of terrorism, internet and social media, prevention of radicalisation,...

2013. 01. 17

On the 9th and 10th of January, 2013. COREPOL’s (Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Restorative Justice and the Policing of Ethnic Minorities in Germany, Austria, and Hungary) conference took place in Vienna, Austria. Borbála Fellegi was one of the presenters invited.

In her presentation, Foresee’s executive talked about the possible implementation of restorative techniques in community conflicts, introduced Foresee’s Nagybörzsöny...

2012. 12. 11

Borbála Fellegi talked about Forese’s KLIMA+ Project and the role of conflict management in crime prevention and in everyday education as a roundtable member.

The audience of the two day-long conference co-organized by the Ministry of Interior and the National Police Headquarters consisted mainly of law enforcement, pedagogist and social worker professionals. The conference saw an opening greeting speech by dr.László Felkai, public administration...

2012. 12. 11

Borbála Fellegi participated as a guest in the roundtable discussion organized by ELTE Faculty of Law’s Criminology Scientific Students’ Association on the subject of prison mediation, where she talked with criminologist-lawyer students about the findings of the MEREPS project and a screening also took place.

The discussion examined the following questions in connection with criminal mediation, that can be used (since the year 2006) in minor criminal cases: Could mediation be used in more serious cases, together with imprisonment? Can mediation ease the contorversions between inmates and prison staff?...

2012. 12. 11

Borbála Fellegi held a presentation entitled „Restorative Practices in Community Conflicts” on the „Social sciences, crime prevention, mediation” conference co-organized by the Social Science Faction of the Hungarian Law Enforcement Society and the National University of Public Service’s Faculty of Law Enforcement Applied Law Enforcement Department.

In her presentation, Foresee’s executive talked about the attitudes needed in order to handle a conflict in a restorative manner, she mentioned practical examlpes, results, and also introduced the work that Foresee, through its various projects does for the implementation and dissemination of...

2012. 12. 06

On the 19th of November, 2012 the „Pártfogás Napja” event of the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice took place for the seventh time. Through plenar and section discussions, the event provided opportunity for the professional audience to familiarize themselves with the ongoing work in the different fields of probation supervision, to be introduced to some revolutionary projects and to discuss questions arising from these subjects.

Two of Foresee’s projects were picked for the professional program of the conference. On one of the plenar discussions, Dr. Tünde Barabás, Head of Department at the National University of Public Service, and reasearcher in the MEREPS project introduced the possible implementation of mediation...

2012. 11. 26

This year, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary (AmCham) awarded the „Women of Excellence” award for the third time. This time around, the jury decided to give the award to Szilvia Gyurkó, Children’s Rights Director of UNICEF Hungary. Foresee’s executive was among the five finalists for the award.

This year the award ceremony took place as part of the AmCham Sixth Annual Conference on Diversity, on the 15th of November. Mr. Péter Dávid, executive director of AmCham gave the award to the winner, Szilvia Gyurkó, while Dr. Andrea Jádi Németh, chairman of the award’s jury, Zsolt Mayer,...

2012. 11. 18

Representing Foresee Research Group, Dr. Borbála Fellegi also attended the round table discussion held as part of a conference on mediation that took place on 12. November 2012.

The conference saw greeting speeches from Dr. Tünde Handó, president of the National Judicial Bureau, and Dr. Tibor Navracsics, minister of public administration and justice,...

2012. 11. 05

The general aims of the EU sponsored Grundtvig REDICT project are to facilitate adult learning, professional exchange and networking in the realm of ADR, to provide an overview of the status quo, challenges and possibilities of ADR in the participating countries and to help experts create an efficient promotion of ADR methods for the general public and for related professions.

The third international meeting of the Grundtvig Learning Partnership EU Project took place in the beautiful city of Rome hosted by Marco Calabrese, Francesca Corradi and Cinzia Verucci representing the

2012. 10. 31

Dr. Borbála Fellegi held her presentation as part of the workshop-conference organized within the framework of the „Stargate” model project aimed at the prevention of victimization and the development of victim-support.

The presentation featured the possibilities and obstacles in handling community conflicts in the light of experiences from model projects and good practices.

The presentaion introduced the audience to the theory, practice, principles, and forms of restorative conflict management, as...

2012. 10. 31

Dr. Borbála Fellegi held a presentation entitled „The possible application of restorative techniques in community conflicts – Experiences gained from actual community mediation in a small town „ at the Mediation Workshop of Budapest College of Communication and Buisness. The small-group, interactive presentation complemented by practice took place on the 25th of October 2012.

Many among the 12 participants were noted tutors of the „Leadership and Management” master course, but economists and experts in leading positions interested in mediation also attended the presentation.

The presentaion introduced the audience to the theory, practice, principles, and...

2012. 10. 24

23 prison-judges from all of Hungary’s counties participated in the training about the implementation of restorative techniques in prison settings at the Judicial Academy by Dr. Borbála fellegi, Dr. Tünde Barabás (OKRI) and Dr. Zsolt Fekete (Balassagyarmat Court). The findings of the MEREPS project played an important part in the training.

The experts of the MEREPS project were responsible for the first section of the two-day long training. During the introduction moderated by Dr. Borbála Fellegi, the participants’ knowledge of the practice of restorative techniques has been measured. Following the introduction, Dr. Zsolt Fekete...

2012. 08. 08

A two day-long workshop of the „Peacemaking Circles in Europe” project was organized by the National Institute of Criminology in cooperation with the Foresee Research Group in Budapest, between 29th and 30th March 2012, hosted by the Hungarian National Institute of Criminology.

Why Peacemaking Circles?

The Peacemaking Circles (PMC)  in Europe project runs between September 2011 until May 2013, under the...

2012. 07. 15

The lectures introducing the basic principles, techniques, and fields of application of mediation familiarized students with new ways of conflict resolution emphasizing the community and school applicability of restorative practices.

The two-week (4-15. of July 2012.) long mediation training organized in cooperation by Central European University,

2012. 07. 15

As a closure for the „TEtt programme for victims and offenders” prioritized project, a two-day long professional conference has been organized at the Károlyi-Csekonics Residence in Budapest on the 31st of May and 1st of June 2012. Foresee’s executive, Dr. Borbála Fellegi held a presentation entitled „Restorative practices in the prison service” on the first day of the conference.

The conference was ceremoniously opened with speeches from Dr. Róbert Répássy, Minister of State for Justice representing the

Ministry of Public Administration...