Source: (2005) Newsletter of the European Forum for Restorative Justice. 6(2-3):1-5.

Between December 2003 and December 2005 the European Forum coordinated an AGIS project focusing on ‘Meeting the challenges of introducing victim-offender mediation in Central and Eastern Europe’ with the financial support of the European Commission. The project involved experts from Albania, Austria, Belgium. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and the UK. In this article, I intend to summarise the main motivations behind starting this project. Secondly, I will give an outline of the Final Report of the project including the main issues discussed. Then some of the conclusions and points for further discussion will be presented. Finally, some of the important elements of the working process will be discussed. (excerpt)