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Developing alternative understandings of security and justice through restorative justice approaches in intercultural settings within democratic societies

Objective

The overarching objective and expected impact of this project is to provide alternative and deepened understanding based on empirical evidence of how to handle conflicts in intercultural contexts within democratic societies in order to set up security solutions for communities, which are carried by the active participation of the citizens. ALTERNATIVE has at its core 4 intensive case studies (which mainly take the form of action research) built around, supported by and mutually feeding into 3 more theoretically oriented work packages. These parts together produce a spectrum of theoretically grounded and empirically tested models of dealing with conflicts in intercultural settings by RJ processes.
The theoretically oriented work packages deal mainly with alternative epistemologies of justice and security, conflict analysis, and RJ models application and their relevance for European policies. The action research is dedicated to different levels of intercultural conflicts in a few selected security sensitive areas: at the micro-level - everyday conflicts between local residents and residents with migrant background in public/social housing (Vienna); at the meso-level – conflicts in a small town with Roma and non-Roma inhabitants (Hungary); at the meso- and macro-level – interethnic conflicts within 3 multi-ethnic and multicultural regions: conflicts between Serbs and Albanians, Serbs and Muslims, and Serbs and Croats (Serbia); and at the meso- and macro-level - civil conflicts at 3 different sites: conflicts between a local community and gangs of youths; between long term residents and recent immigrants; and inter-community sectarian conflict (Northern Ireland). Our proposal is fully in line with the main objectives of the “Security Theme Work Program”; its expected impact is also fully in line with the impact expected in the “Topic SEC-2011.6.5-1 Conflict resolution and mediation”: To provide alternative understanding of how to handle conflicts within democratic societies.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 914 619,20
Administrative Contact
Tine Heylen (Ms.)

Participants (7)

NORSK INSTITTUT FOR FORSKNING OM OP PVEKST VELFERD OG ALDRING

Participation ended

Norway
Address
Munthes Gate 29
0260 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elsbet Vestvatn (Ms.)
OSLOMET - STORBYUNIVERSITETET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 417 507,60
Address
Pilestredet 46
0167 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elsbet Vestvatn (Ms.)
EUROPEAN FORUM FOR RESTORATIVE JUSTICE VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 417 519,20
Address
Hooverplein 10
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monique Anderson (Ms.)
VEREIN FUR RECHTS-UND KRIMINALSOZIOLOGIE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 452 626,40
Address
Museumstrasse 5/12
1070 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Hammerschick (Dr.)
FORESEE KUTATOCSOPORT NONPROFIT KOZHASZNU KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 378 895,60
Address
Bakats Ter 3
1092 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Borbála Fellegi (Ms.)
VIKTIMOLOSKO DRUSTVA SRBIJE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 382 070
Address
Dositejeva 1A
11000 Beograd
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jasmina Nikolic (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 460 024
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tim Chapman (Mr.)