ECOR – European Communities of Restoration – EU Conference

EU Konferenz ECOR-FlyerInvitation to the EU Conference ECOR

European Communities of Restoration in Prisons and as Alternatives to Prison

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.


Here you will find the programme and more information in English and German

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 Partner 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


Anne Babb, General Secretary of the International Federation of the Blue Cross

Marita Derbach-Jüpner, Head of Department, Ministry of Justice of the State of Brandenburg, Germany

Valdeci Ferreira, Prison Fellowship Brazil, developer of the APAC methodology

Sue Hall, Vice-President, Confederation of European Probation, United Kingdom

Col. Attila Juhász, Council for Penological Cooperation of the European Council – PC-CP; Principal Administrator of National Prison Service and Commander of the Heves County prison,Directo, Hungary

Dr. Caroline Lanskey, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, UK

Prof. Friedrich Lösel, Institute of Psychology, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany and Professor Emeritus of Criminology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Tobias Merckle, Executive Chairman, Seehaus e.V., Germany

Thomas Peschel, Alumni of the Blue Cross programme, State of Brandenburg, Germany

Dr. Klaus Richter, Blue Cross Germany, Chairman of the Board

PhDr. Ph.D. Gabriela Slováková, Executive Board member of the International Corrections & Prisons Association (ICPA), Czech Republic, Prison governor

Rainer Stickelberger, Minister of Justice of the State Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Dan van Ness, Executive Director of the Centre for Justice & Reconciliation, Prison Fellowship International, USA

Contact Information:

Johannes Stephens

EU Project Coordinator – Seehaus e.V.

phone +49 7152 / 56983 -15

mobile +49 151 / 111 81 551



Costs per participant: 70€

Das EU-Projekt ECOR wird finanziell vom Programm für Strafjustiz der Europäischen Union finanziert. Diese Inhalte unterliegen ausschließlich der Verantwortung der ECOR-Projektpartnerinstitutionen und spiegeln in keiner Weise die Ansicht der Europäischen Kommission wider.

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