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Presentation of the Third Meeting of the European Council for Juvenile Justice (ECJJ)

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Third Meeting of European Council for Juvenile Justice. London, 7-8 November 2012

3rd Meeting of the European Council for Juvenile Justice
Investing in Children: ensuring effective and efficient youth justice systems in time of crises

7th November 2012

8th November 2012

  • 08:00 - 09:00

    Welcome and Registration

  • 09:00 - 10:00

    Juvenile Justice in Europe: state of the art

    Presentation of the ECJJ activities in collaboration with the European institutions:

    A brief oulook on the latest initiatives and challenges
    -The Council of Europe
    -The FRA
    -European Union with the Commission and DG Justice

    Facilitator: Mr. Cédric Foussard. Director of International Affairs. International Juvenile Justice Observatory.

    Mrs. Gordana Berjan.. Administrator within the Chidlren’s Rights division. Council of Europe.
    Mrs. Maria Amor Martin Estebanez. Team Coordinator Child Rights and Family Equality and Citizens’ Rights Department European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.
    Mr. Marek Stavinoha.. Commission for the rights of the child. DG Justice. European Commission.

  • 10:00 - 10:15

    Coffee Break

  • 10:15 - 12:00

    Drafting a White Paper on Child-Friendly Justice

    “Is the European juvenile justice in crisis? Increasing public safety, improving cost-benefit and juvenile justice outputs”

    Giving the floor to the members of the European Council for Juvenile Justice

    Facilitator: Mr. Benoît Van Keirsbilck. . President of DEI.

    Prof. Frieder Duenkel. University of Greifswald.
    Dr. Federico Perali . University of Verona Department of Economics.
    Mrs. Eftychia Katsigaraki. Director of Special Therapeutic Institute's Organizing & Function. Ministry of Justice of Greece.

  • 12:00 - 13:00


  • 13:00 - 14:00

    The European Council for Juvenile Justice: Functionning and Miscelleanous

    the 2012 – 2015 ECJJ Roadmap ‘Building a bridge between European juvenile justice initiatives’

    Drafting a White Paper on Child-Friendly Justice: what ECJJ should expect in terms of involvement

    Relevance of a Steering group?


    Facilitator: Ms. Sonia Zdorovtzoff . Policy Officer – European Affairs. International Juvenile Justice Observatory.

    Mrs. Joyce Damato.. Ministry of Home Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs.
    Mrs. Koulla Yiasouma. Director of Include Youth.
    Prof. Ursula Kilkelly. . University College Cork, Ireland.

  • 14:00 - 15:30

    Juvenile Justice : addressing new challenges

    Facing the new realities of juvenile justice professionals.

    Giving the floor to the members of the ECJJ.

    - Urban youth violence
    - Cybercriminality
    - New profiles of child offenders
    - Children in time of economical and social crisis

    Facilitator: Mrs. Séverine Joliat . Coordinator of the Secretariat of the UN Interagency Panel on Juvenile Justice.

    Mr. John Pitts. Vauxhall Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of Bedfordshire.
    Prof. Tim Bateman. Secretary of the London Association for Youth Justice.
    Dr. Raffaele Bracalenti . President of the Psychoanalytic Institute for Social Research (IPRS).

  • 15:30 - 15:45


    Mr. John Drew. Chief executive of the Youth Justice Board of England and Wales.

    Dr. Francisco Legaz. Chairman of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory.

Minutes of the Third Meeting of the European Council for Juvenile Justice “European Strategy for the Development of Juvenile Justice”


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With financial support from the
Criminal Justice Programme of the European Union

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