Tag Archives: Hungary

‘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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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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‘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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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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‘She is only three years old, she is our little mediator’

By Szilvia Süki What does conflict management and resolution mean to me? Let me answer this with a short story. I realised how good the restorative techniques are, while I was working with a mixed group of children (Roma and non-Roma) … Continue reading

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‘They choose to become winners or losers’

By Gabriella Benedek Hungary had municipal elections very recently. Citizens of cities and villages have decided who will be the decision makers that represent them in the next five years. Due to the nature of every election there are winners … Continue reading

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‘I couldn’t stand up for my right’

By Gábor Héra Unfortunately my personal experience related to the applicability of restorative justice is connected to a sad event. My beloved grandmother died only a week ago due to her – luckily not too long – illness. Grandma had … Continue reading

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‘The Roma children were segregated’

By Dora Szegő While I was a sociology student at the university, I participated in research on education that studied the treatment of Roma children at schools in small villages. In such villages I met with people who live in deep … Continue reading

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‘Potentials in peacemaking’ workshop in Budapest, 6-7 November 2014

On 6 and 7 November 2014, Foresee Research Group and IRKS organised the workshop ‘Potentials in Peacemaking’ in Budapest, Hungary. For two days the two organisations worked together to present some of the action research done in Hungary and Austria. … Continue reading

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