Tag Archives: Belgium

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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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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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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‘Our key word really is alternative’

Inge reflects on the need for restorative justice in our society Inge Vanfraechem is the project manager of the ALTERNATIVE project. She is the driving force behind the partners. She also serves as the liaison between the partners and the … Continue reading

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Restorative Justice and social conflict

By Mario Ragazzi Despite the general drop in temperatures, the political climate of this Autumn season in Belgium is extremely hot. On Thursday 6th November more than hundred thousand workers, union members and political activists marched in Brussels to protest … Continue reading

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Fenced, wired, walled: Endangered life

By Brunilda Pali This reflection was steered from a visit to Anneessens quarter, located right at the heart of Brussels city centre. Despite the central location, the quarter is an extremely impoverished area, with high population density, high unemployment rate, … Continue reading

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