Conflict in Europe:
Meeting the Challenge

IIRP Europe Conference

WHEN 9th-10th May 2017
WHERE Dublin, Ireland Citywest Hotel

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Join the International Institute for Restorative Practices Europe and leading practitioners and thinkers who are shaping the emerging social science of restorative practices. The field of restorative practices is undergoing a rapid evolution in theory development and practice innovation.

Simply put, restorative practices is the study of relationships and community – applied in a wide variety of settings. Restorative practices integrates developments from a range of disciplines and fields, including education, psychology, social work, criminology, sociology, organisational development and leadership. Restorative practices build healthy communities, increase social capital, reduce the impact of crime, decrease antisocial behaviour, repair harm and restore relationships.

The conference will highlight several key issues that European countries are currently facing: de-radicalisation and preventing radicalisation; migration and immigration; and historic sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation, human trafficking and the sex trade.


Participate in related conference events including: Relational and Restorative Processes: An Anti-Bullying Strategy; Introduction to Restorative Practices & Using Circles Effectively; Strengthening Church Communities Through Restorative Practices; and the Pre-conference Dinner.

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"I enjoyed the exchange of opinions and the way people related to each other. I saw many great possibilities for restorative practices, in fields from family services to labor relations."

Marisa Hontoria, Attorney, Barcelona, Spain



“The conference provides an opportunity for me to connect with people all over the world about our work – connections that continue throughout the year.”

Val Keitch, Mayor, Illminster, England



“There is nothing better than coming together at a gathering like this, where we get to listen, ask questions and get good advice. And when we get back home we can do a better job.”

Martin Chan, School Administrator, Singapore

Collaborating Organizations

  • One in Four: One in Four professionally supports men and women who have experienced sexual abuse during childhood.
  • Le Chéile: Le Chéile provides a mentoring service to children and young people engaged in young persons probation.
  • Waterford Restorative Practice Network: WRPN provides the necessary skills, support and training to make Waterford County a restorative community.
  • SynRJ: SynRJ provide a diverse series of programmes for those seeking effective and structured interventions across a wide range of client needs.
  • LIGAND: LIGAND is a center for preventative and restorative practices that aims to reduce exclusions in schools and other youth services in Belgium.
  • Oranjehuis: Oranjehuis (Belgium) is a residential group home for young people referred by the court, utilising proactive, preventive and restorative strategies.
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