2nd International Criminal Justice Summer Course, Barcelona, Spain

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The Criminal Justice Platform Europe (CJPE) is organising the second edition of the International Criminal Justice Summer Course in Barcelona from the 3rd until the 6th of July 2018 in the Centre for Legal Studies and Specialised Training, C/ Ausiàs Marc 40, Barcelona . The aim of the Summer Course is to examine key practice issues, inspire new thinking, promote cross-fertilisation and build new networks to improve services and practice in prison, probation and restorative justice. This years theme will be radicalisation and violent extremism. 

The summer courses exist of a combination of workshops, plenary sessions and field visits. Each workshop will focus on understanding and responding to radicalisation. Methods will include training, presentations and discussions among the participants.

Workshop Themes

The workshops are divided into three main themes:

  • Characteristics of Violent Extremist Offenders (VEO) coming into prisons: assessment, treatment and reintegration;
  • Exploring ‘alternatives to detention’: concrete activities and practices that help to develop understanding and competences for working with VEOs;
  • Reimagining Violent Extremism (restoratively): sharing feelings, listening to stories and involving victims as a response to understand radicalisation.

Target Group

The target audience for the Criminal Justice Summer Course exists of expert practitioners, subject specialists, project development leaders, practice managers, trainers, academic practice teachers and researchers. The workshops will be attended by a mixture of participants with a background in prison, probation and restorative justice from a variety of European countries.

Criminal Justice Platform Europe

The Criminal Justice Platform Europe is a partnership between three network organisations: the Confederation of European Probation (CEP), the European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris) and the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ). They organise this Summer Course in collaboration with the Centre for Legal Studies (Catalan Department of Justice)


Please click on the link to see the programme and more. 


The conference fee is €425 and includes training materials, coffee breaks, one dinner, a local visit and a certificate of attendance. Flights, accommodation and subsistence (like lunch) are not included.

CEP members can apply for a bursary to cover (a part of) their conference fee, travel and accommodation costs up to a maximum of € 500 on the basis of actually made costs. To apply for this please click on the link here.



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