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Sixth Steering Committee Meeting for ALTERNATIVE partners in Leuven, Belgium – 17-20/9

From September 17 to September 20 2014, the EFRJ organized a steering committee meeting and an advisory board meeting for the partners of the ALTERNATIVE project. All sixteen participants made sure the meeting was a success. On Tuesday, September 16, … Continue reading

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The patience and art of weaving a village

By Brunilda Pali Reading about and thinking of the fascinating and important work of our action researchers in Northern Ireland, Serbia, Austria and Hungary, an amazing encounter came to mind: a meeting with a small woman of great worth, the … Continue reading

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‘We need people to turn from revenge to restoration’

Ida Hydle brings the Norwegian perspective Dr. Ida Hydle is a medical doctor and has a PhD within the field of social medicine. She also has a PhD in social anthropology. Ida is a senior researcher at the Norwegian Social … Continue reading

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‘They were role models, they were no longer criminals’

Espen talks about the inner workings of the Red Cross street mediation in Norway Espen Marius Foss is the national advisor for the street mediation program in the Norwegian Red Cross. He holds a degree in social and visual anthropology. … Continue reading

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‘Why do people decide to talk to each other?’

Eva Győrfi is, amongst other things, a lawyer and a mediator. She is also part of the research team Foresee in Hungary, responsible for the action research in a small Hungarian village, “Kisvaros” for the ALTERNATIVE project. Foresee is an … Continue reading

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Practicing encounters

Gabriella talks about the action research in a Hungarian village Gabriella Benedek, social development practitioner is a member of the Foresee research group and is leading the team that is conducting action research in the Hungarian village Kisvaros for the … Continue reading

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Taboo and Terror

By Luc Reychler Luc Reychler is emeritus professor of International relations, peace research and strategic studies at the University of Leuven. He served as   secretary general of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) from 2004-2008. His latest book ‘Time for … Continue reading

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What kind of society do we want our children to grow up in?

By Inge Vanfraechem The terrorist attacks in Paris have brought about both an unseen exposure of power (thousands of agents chasing the terrorists) and great showing of solidarity (the marches). A couple of days later, three ex-Syria combatants were uncovered … Continue reading

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‘I am returning to theoretical research’

Christa Pelikan reflects on her last project, Alternative Dr. Christa Pelikan is one of the founding members of the European Forum for Restorative Justice. She is a sociologist of law, with extensive experience in family and penal law, as well … Continue reading

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Film on Budapest workshop 6 -7 November 2014

The Hungarian research group Foresee edited a film on the workshop they held with the Austrian IRKS on ‘Potentials in Peacemaking’. The workshop was held in Budapest, Hungary on 6 and 7 November 2014. For two days the two organisations … Continue reading

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