EFRJ Newsflash
October 2017 (II)

We hope you enjoy the current edition. If you have any comments or any news you would like us to share, please let us know: newsflash@euforumrj.org.
If you want to let others know about this newsflash, please forward it to your friends or colleagues and invite them to sign up on the EFRJ website!
If you missed the previous editions, click here!
EFRJ conference
Call for proposals: deadline 1 November 
We are looking forward to receive your abstract proposals to present during the biannual EFRJ conference (Tirana, 14-16 June 2018). The title of this 10th conference of the EFRJ is Expanding the restorative imagination. Restorative justice between realities and visions in Europe and beyond. Proposals may include different formats (e.g. training, panel discussions, film screenings) and fit the three sub-themes (i.e. RJ in criminal justice, RJ in juvenile justice and RJ as a social movement). The deadline is 1 November!
During the same week, two of our Board members will travel to Tirana. Brunilda Pali and Aarne Kinnunen will meet the local organisers for a first preparatory meeting together with Rasim Gjoka from the Albanian Foundation for Conflict Resolution.
Training on RJ with child victims

The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) is organising a training on mediation and conferencing in cases where child victims are involved (KU Leuven, 8-9 November 2017). This training is part of the project ‘Implementing Restorative Justice with Child Victims’, financed by the EU Justice Program. Few places are still available: register on the EFRJ website.
RJ WEEK 2017: organise your event
On the occasion of the international RJ WEEK 2017, the EFRJ invites all its members to organise a local event: check the EFRJ calendar to see what events are taking place near you. And you, how are you planning to celebrate this RJ WEEK? Keep us informed!!
In Belgium, the EFRJ will organise some of the film screenings of ‘A Conversation’, a new film based on the meeting betwen two families after a case of rape and murder. Watch here the trailer of the film. More screenings will take place across Europe and beyond.
Also, the EFRJ will publish the booklet ‘Restorative imagination: artistic pathways a collection of ideas and experiences on the intersections between arts and RJ.
OSCE’s meeting on Access to Justice
Borbala Fellegi from our organisational member Foresee Research Group (Hungary) will represent the EFRJ at the OSCE’s Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) on Access to Justice as a Key Element of the Rule of Law (Vienna 16-17 November). Before that she will present in another event, this time overseas: ‘When Talking Heals: Lessons learned from restorative justice applications in Hungary’s emerging democracy’ (New York 17 October).
Workshop on Mental health in Prison and Probation
Our partners in the Criminal Justice Platform Europe, CEP and EuroPris are organising a joint workshop on Mental Health in Prison and Probation (Dublin, 6-7 December 2017). The programme is now available online and registrations are still open.
ALTERNATIVE project: new books

Action Research in Criminal Justice: Restorative justice approaches in intercultural settings (Hardback) book cover

The two books from the FP7 project ALTERNATIVE are published now: ‘Restoring Justice and Security in Intercultural Europe’ (edited by Brunilda Pali and Ivo Aertsen) and ‘Action Research in Criminal Justice’ (edited by Inge Vanfraechem and Ivo Aertsen). Contributions came from all partners in this 4-year project on RJ in intercultural settings.
Conference IIRP Canada
The call for presenters is now open for the conference organised by IIRP Canada (Toronto 30 Apr- 2 May 2018). This conference will focus on fostering restorative cultures in communities, organizations and systems. Deadline: 22 December.  

Logo Leading & Sustaining Change: IIRP Canada 2018 Conference

Conference on justice issues
The call for papers for the international conference ‘Redesigning Justice: Promoting civil rights, trust and fairness‘ (Oxford, 21-22 March 2018) is open until December. Among the sub-themes, there is room for our RJ community to present.

Moment of inspiration

Koestler Trust

The exhibition ‘Inside’  is about artworks produced in the UK’s prisons, secure hospitals and immigration removal centres (London 21 Sept- 15 Nov).  It includes writing, performance, visual art and design from entries to the 2017 Koestler Awards, a UK prison arts charity that has been awarding, exhibiting and selling artworks by offenders, detainees and secure patients for over 50 years. Some artworks will be presented in the booklet on arts and RJ that the EFRJ will publish on the occasion of this RJ WEEK 2017.