EFRJ Newsflash
September 2018 (I)

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EFRJ News!

The EFRJ team is back after the holiday break, busy with project applications, new events and much more! The Executive Committee of the EFRJ Board will meet in Leuven next week to look back at our achievements in 2018 until now and prepare for the end of the year. Among other activities, we will coordinate theinternational RJ Week in November (including the first meeting of the European RJ Network of policymakers) and co-organise the final conference on RJ and child victims of a EU funded project coordinated by the IJJO (Brussels, 7 December). 
Congratulations to our Board members!

In addition to leading the EFRJ, our Board is busy with its own professional and personal projects. In the past months, some of our Board members received an award or won a grant to continue their activities in the RJ field:

Patrizia Patrizi received an award from the Italian association of psychologists for the social impact of the RJ City project in Tempio Pausania, Sardinia.
Katerina Soulou obtained a scholarship for a research project on RJ in France and Brazil, where she will move for 4 months at the end of October.
Brunilda Pali has been awarded a post-doc research position at KU Leuven on the role of RJ in the penal systems and policies in Europe.
Other Board members are instead busy with delivering presentations and training across Europe and beyond: check the EFRJ calendar to follow their moves!
RJ conference in Portugal
The chair of the EFRJ Board, Tim Chapman, will present on international practices of RJ at the conference “Justiça Restaurativa, Desafios e Oportunidades” organised by the Institute of Social and Political Sciences (Instituto Superior de Ciencias Sociais e Politicas) at the university of Lisbon (19 October). If you want to meet our chair in other occasions, please check the calendar on the EFRJ website!
RJ article in French philosophy magazine 
The French philosophical magazine “Philosophie Magazine” recently published an article on mediation and RJ, including personal stories and links to philosophical thoughts. Also our members Ivo Aertsen, Kristel Buntinx, Katrien Lauwaert and Pieter Verbeeck are quoted in the text!
RJ conference in Italy
Meet our Board members Brunilda Pali and Patrizia Patrizi, as well as our founder Prof. Ivo Aertsen, at the RJ conference organised by the University of Padova (Italy) on 7-8 November on the theme “Restorative Approach and Social Innovation: From Theoretical Grounds to Sustainable Practices“. The scientific committee, currently reviewing the abstracts received, is composed by several EFRJ members, including Grazia Mannozzi, Claudia Mazzucato and Simone Grigoletto: this will be another occasion to meet our community after the EFRJ conference in Tirana!
Leuven Transitional Justice Blog
Our colleagues of the research line on Human Rights and Transitional Justice at the KU Leuven Institute of Criminology recently started the Leuven Transitional Justice Blog. They welcome submissions from authors interested in transitional justice research, advocacy and practice: anyone willing to write about the link with RJ?
EU call for proposals
The calls for proposals under the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme and under the Justice Programme  include several themes that can be of interest for our RJ field. Some EFRJ members already contacted to search for partners in projects on hate crime, domestic violence, victims’ rights, children rights: please contact us if you have ideas ans search for international partnerships.
Moment of inspiration
    “I’m Still Here” is the 11th exhibition produced by Koestler Trust (London, 19 September – 4 November, free entrance). This year, the diverse range of art, writing and music by prisoners, ex-prisoners, detainees and secure patients has been selected by the families of prisoners, exploring what it is like to have a loved one in prison.
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