The EFRJ co-organises an international training programme on RJ, organised within the framework of the Erasmus+ project “KINTSUGI – Exchange of European Good Practices on Restorative Justice“, coordinated by WELCOME, Italy. The 90-hour training programme, divided over 3 weeks time spread in the next 1,5 year, takes place in Belfast (UK), Rome (Italy) and Namur (Belgium). The training will bring together 25 participants from these different countries, working in the field of RJ, probation, victim support and related areas.
The first training was on 8-12 April in Belfast. Around the main theme “Restorative communities”, senior trainers and RJ facilitators Hugh Campbell and Tim Chapman (chair of the EFRJ Board) presented on theories, practices and actual experiences on the use of restorative approaches in cases of political violence, with a particular focus on the post-conflict Northern Irish society.
The second training will be on 21-25 October in Rome. The training will start with an introduction on restorative practices in Italy and focus on theories and practices on the concept of humanistic mediation. A field trip is also organised.
EFRJ members Silvia Randazzo (expert in restorative juvenile justice) and Nancy Van Heyde (senior mediator in the Flemish RJ service Moderator) will attend the training.