On 5-8 July 2022, the 4th edition of the International Criminal Justice Summer Course is dedicated to ‘Responses to Sexual Violence’, and will take place in Barcelona, at the Centre for Legal Studies and Specialised Training.

It will be a unique international opportunity to meet professionals from other countries, from different disciplines and from a range of backgrounds, to share and to learn from people doing the same work in different European realities.

The focus will be upon practice: what works – new ideas – restorative methods – preventing reoffending – research – workshops – practice visits – sharing experience. The aim is that participants bring their expertise and, through engaging with the courses, become better equipped and informed about current approaches and effective interventions.

Each organisation member of CJPE will address this topic from a different but complementary angle:

  • The European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris) will focus on ethics in management and treatment of individuals sentenced for a sexual offense;
  • The Confederation of European Probation (CEP) will explore the better understanding of sexual abuse to create effective policy and practice;
  • The European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) will look how to include victims and use restorative justice approaches to respond to sexual violence.

By sharing ideas and considering the very latest research and programmes, participants will be stimulated to participate in the debate on how to respond to sexual violence. Methods will include training, presentations, discussions among the participants as well as study visits. The aim is to examine key practice issues, inspire new thinking, promote cross-fertilization and build new networks to improve services and practice in prisons, probation and restorative justice.

More detailed information can be checked in the booklet of the event here.

Registration and fees

When registering for the Summer Course you will need to choose among different options with regard to the courses, seminars, study visits and other social events. In the booklet you will find all the information you need in order to make your choices.

To register for the Summer Course please click here.

The early bird fee of € 375 applies until the 1st of April, after that date the costs for attending the event will be € 425.  This fee includes the course itself plus all materials, the coffee & tea breaks, the study visit, the reception and the joint-course dinner. Hotel accommodation and all other meals are at the expense of the participants themselves.

Deadline for registration is 27th June.

We understand that you might be hesitant to register in these uncertain times, but we very much invite you to still do so as your full conference fee will be reimbursed in case of cancellation of the event.

This event is only open for public sector participants, including NGOs and academics. Participants from countries of the Council of Europe area will be prioritized.  There will be a limit of 5 people per country per workshop.

Hotel accommodation

For a list containing hotel suggestions near the venue please click here.

Cancellation of the event by the organisers

The organisers are closely following the evolution of the pandemic and will immediately inform about any change in the scheduled programme.

Cancellation policy for participants
  • Cancellations made before 15th April: reimbursement of 90% of the fee
  • Cancellations made before the 1st of June: reimbursement of 50% of the fee
  • Cancellations made after the 1st of June: the fee will not be reimbursed because of commitments to the conference facilities
Health measures

As you know, the health measures to be taken vary depending on the evolution of the pandemic. These are the current rules of February 2022:

  • The use of facemask is mandatory in all public outdoor and closed spaces except for practicing sports, and in natural spaces (beach, country side, etc.)
  • Since 1st February a Digital Covid certificate is not necessary anymore to access restaurants, cafes or bars.
  • Facemasks must be worn in restaurants and bars, both inside and outside, except when drinking or eating.
  • There must be 1,5 m distance between tables.

At the conference venue, the Center for Legal Studies and Specialized Training:

  • Participants should wear facemask indoors.
  • In the classrooms, the windows will be open and there will 1,5 m distance between the seats.

At the study visits locations:

  • Participants should wear facemasks.
Travelling to Spain

For people travelling to Spain it is mandatory to fill out a Health Control Form which can be accessed here or by downloading the app on your mobile phone from the same page and get your QR code.

According to the Spanish Health Ministry, individuals should not travel if they have had symptoms compatible with Covid-19 during the last 14 days before departure: fever, cough, breathing difficulties .

For updates on travelling requirements please check the website of the Ministry of Health of Spain: https://www.spth.gob.es/more

Please bear in mind that these requirements are subject to change. As the Summer Course approaches, the organisers will update this information on their websites. We kindly ask you to check the latest updates on health measures and requirements before travelling to Barcelona.

Criminal Justice Platform Europe

Since its establishment in 2012, the Criminal Justice Platform Europe (EuroPris, CEP and EFRJ) has organised conferences, thematic seminars and summer courses bringing together professionals from these different fields, i.e. prison, probation and restorative justice.

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