Accessibility and Initiation of Restorative Justice
This research project aims to answer when and under what conditions are restorative justice processes accessible to citizens and how are restorative justice processes initiated under different jurisdictions and in different models.

Developing judicial training for restorative justice: Towards a European approach
This research project aims to develop good practices around providing training in restorative justice for the judiciary, to deliver training and to support the building of networks amongst legal professionals in the field of restorative justice.

Desistance and Restorative Justice: mechanisms for desisting from crime within restorative justice practices
The general aim of this project is to gain insight in the mechanisms within restorative justice practices that can contribute to desistance from crime and thus reduce victimisation.

ALTERNATIVE  – Developing alternative understandings of security and justice through restorative justice approaches in intercultural settings within democratic societies
The project aims to provide an alternative and deepened understanding based on empirical evidence of how to handle conflicts within intercultural contexts in democratic societies in order to set up security solutions for citizens and communities.

Victims and Restorative Justice
The general objective of the project is to achieve more knowledge, through empirical evidence, on the needs, experiences and position of victims when participating in restorative justice programmes. The project runs from 1 January 2011 until 31 October 2012.

This project consists of an exploratory study of conferencing practices, for both adult and young offenders and for low and high level crimes, and their further applicability within Europe. This project runs from 31/12/2008 till 28/02/2011.

Mediation and restorative justice in prison settings
This European project, carried out by an international Consortium led by the Hungarian organisation Foresee Research Group , focuses on the role of mediation and restorative justice practices not in the pre sentence phase, but rather in prison settings, reaching out for victims of serious crimes and inmates condemned for aforementioned crimes.
For more information on this project visit the project’s site or contact Borbala Fellegi.

Restorative Justice and Crime Prevention
The project was a cooperation between the European Forum for Restorative Justice, the Juvenile Justice Department of the Italian Ministry of Justice and the Istituto Psicoanalitico per le Ricerche Sociali (IPRS). It ran from 27 December 2007 until 27 April 2010.
Building social support for restorative justice
This project ran from 1 December 2007 until 30 March 2010.

Developing standards for assistance to victims of terrorism
This project ran from 1 March 2007 till 30 June 2008.

AGIS 3: Restorative justice: an agenda for Europe
This third AGIS project, which ran for 24 months – from 1 June 2006 till 31 May 2008-, wanted to realise an effective support to the development of restorative justice in Southern Europe on the one hand, and to research what could be the potential role of the European Union in the further development of restorative justice in the whole of the European Union.

AGIS 2: Meeting the challenges of introducing victim-offender mediation in Central and Eastern Europe
This second AGIS project, which ran for 24 months – from 1 December 2003 till 31 November 2005 -, wanted to realise an effective support to the development of restorative justice in Central and Eastern Europe.

AGIS 1: Working towards the creation of European training models for practitioners and legal practitioners in relation to restorative justice practices
In 2003, the European Forum obtained a non-recurrent funding from the AGIS programme of the European Commission to work on two topics: the training of mediation practitioners on the one hand, and the training of legal practitioners in restorative justice on the other hand. In the framework of the project, two very concrete instruments were developed: recommendations on the training of mediators and a training course for prosecutors and judges on restorative justice.

COST Action A21: Restorative justice developments in Europe
COST Action A21 on ‘Restorative Justice Developments in Europe’ concerns a European network of researchers from some 20 countries, which was started late 2002 and which ran until the end of 2006.