Brief history of this Committee

The EFRJ Research Committee has already existed in the past. Especially important contribution had been given to this committee by EFRJ member and researcher Borbala Fellegi, the work of whom we would like to acknowledge as an important part of our heritage. The gap left by the closing of this committee was and is still filled in by the work of researcher Ian Marder who created the virtual network Community of Restorative Researchers. The EFRJ Board and the Secretariat has in the past years felt the need to re-launch the EFRJ Research Committee.


The Committee will bring together researchers working on restorative justice, create an international and intergenerational network, and set together future research agendas and collaborations. More specifically, the EFRJ Research Committee will:

  • support and encourage research on restorative justice,
  • assist researchers in the field,
  • develop strategies to better disseminate research outcomes,
  • encourage the representation of research in other criminological or related events, conferences, publications,
  • identify gaps in existing research and can suggest topics to be explored,
  • share information on grant opportunities for researchers among EFRJ members and beyond,
  • initiate project proposals,
  • assist the EFRJ Secretariat to translate the existing research knowledge accumulated in the past years at the EFRJ to practice and policy.

Members of the EFRJ Research Committee

EFRJ Board representative: Brunilda Pali (Belgium) – chair of the committee: 2 years mandate, 2019-2021
EFRJ Secretariat representative: Laura Hein

  • Katerine Barnekow (Denmark)
  • Fernanda Fonseca (Brazil)
  • Ena Kazic (Bosnia)
  • Giuseppe Maglione (UK)
  • Ian Marder (Ireland)
  • Anna Matczak (Poland)
  • Federico Reggio (Italy)
  • Helena Soleto (Spain)
  • Estelle Zinsstag (Belgium/UK)

Click here to know more about the members of the Research Committee.

For more info you may contact the EFRJ Secretariat, or the chair of this Committee, Brunilda Pali.