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ECOR European Conference: European Communities of Restoration in Prisons and as Alternatives to Prison

January 12, 2016

The ECOR conference will take place in Stuttgart/Leonberg (Germany) from February 10th – 12th, 2016.

The EU-Project ECOR deals with the exchange of best practices and the development of good examples for running wings in prisons or as alternative to prisons. The methodology is based on the experience of the APAC prisons and prison units in Brazil. Prisoners live together in “Communities of Restoration”, take on responsibility for themselves and each other, practicing self-government. They also take on responsibility for their crimes and pay back to the community. They are prepared to integrate themselves into the community.

Interesting speakers (e.g. Prof. Friedrich Loesel and Dan van Ness) will talk about best practices in prisons and alternatives to prisons, integration and aftercare as well as Restorative Justice.

Partner of the EU-Projekt are:
Blue Cross Germany (running two wings in prisons in Brandenburg)
Prison Fellowship Hungary (running several units in different prisons)
Prison Fellowship Bulgaria (running several units in different prisons)
Integration for Society (Social Rehabilitation Center (aftercare), Riga, Lettland)
University of Cambridge – Institut for Criminology, UK
Die Berater, Austria
Seehaus (running two alternatives to prisons for juveniles „juvenile prisons in free forms)

Associated Partners are:
EuroPris – the European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services
Prison of Vratza/Ministry of Justice, Republic of Bulgaria
Ministry of Justice of the State of Baden-Württemberg
Ministry of Justice of the State of Saxony
Prison Fellowship International
Hopebearer Foundation
FBAC (Brazilian Fraternity of Assistance to Convicts), Brazil


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