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Project ALTERNATIVE had its final conference: ‘Justice and Security in Intercultural Europe: Exploring Alternatives’

On 16, 17 and 18 November 2015 project ALTERNATIVE presented the results of four years of research in the final conference ‘Justice and Security in Intercultural Europe: Exploring Alternatives’ in the beautiful Begijnhof in Leuven, Belgium. During three days, 80 … Continue reading

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Restoring the future: thinking the refugee movements

Many people within the restorative justice movements have expressed their concern about the so-called refugee crisis, as they are trying to imagine ways to support the refugees and act together to counteract the societal or political reactions. In this piece … Continue reading

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Justice at borders

By Katrin Kremmel Today I took a train from Vienna to Salzburg at 5.30 in the morning. I was running late and rushed through the entrance hall of Wien Westbahnhof, quickly moving past people without paying too much attention. Nevertheless … Continue reading

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The ALTERNATIVE Film Online Platform launched!

This ALTERNATIVE Film online platform includes a series of films directed by some of the partners in the ALTERNATIVE project. Films have been created by the researchers working in the field, and not by professional filmmakers. Researchers attended two trainings … Continue reading

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‘We are increasingly coming into contact with multiple definitions of justice’

Ivo Aertsen is a professor of Criminology at the Leuven Institute of Criminology at the Catholic University of Leuven. His main fields of research and teaching are victimology, penology and restorative justice. He has acted as an expert for the … Continue reading

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‘How much Palinka can I drink with these people?’

Gábor talks about his work in the Hungarian village of “Kisvaros” Gábor Héra is a Hungarian PhD student at the Sociology of Science Doctoral School. His research has primarily focused on the issues of Roma integration, discrimination, prejudice, mediation and restorative justice. … Continue reading

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Alternative project final conference – Justice and Security in Intercultural Europe: Exploring Alternatives – 16-18/11/2015

The ALTERNATIVE project is organising its final conference on 16, 17 and 18 November 2015. The conference will bring together scholars, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners working in the fields of justice, security, intercultural communication, conflict resolution and community building. … Continue reading

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Seventh Steering Committee Meeting for ALTERNATIVE partners in Oslo, Norway – 9-11/3

From 9 to 11 March 2015 , the Nova Research Institute organized a steering committee meeting for the partners of the ALTERNATIVE project. All fifteen participants made sure the meeting was a success. On Monday morning, Espen Foss from the … Continue reading

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Dealing with interethnic conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and the place of restorative justice

The regional ALTERNATIVE workshop ‘Dealing with interethnic conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and the place of restorative justice: experiences and challenges’ took place in Belgrade (Serbia) on 30 October 2014 organised by VDS. The main aim of the workshop was … Continue reading

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IRKS organized a workshop on non-violent communication in Austria

On October 4, IRKS in Austria held a workshop on non-violent communication at the community center Bassena, am Shöpfwerk. It is part of a series of workshops in different communication skills for residents of social housing estates in order to … Continue reading

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