Let’s talk, let’s walk together

Day 1 - 30th of September

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch and registration of participants

14:30 – 15:00 Opening presentations

Representatives of:
• Mr. Alin Lucian Antochi – Ministry of Justice Romania
• Mr. Mircea Criste – Deputy Ombudsman
• Mr. Catalin Claudiu Bejan – National Administration of Penitentiaries
• Mr. Luis Fábrica – Chairman Meridians International

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15:00 – 15:15 Introduction of purpose and goals of Conference

• Intentions, Expectations, Opportunities
• Mrs. Carmen Avram

15:15 – 16:45 Plenary Session and Debate: “From corrections to education: new perspectives”

• Abstract: Youth Justice is a wide discussion topic in Europe, where different realities and perspectives coincide, that attempt from the most restrictive approaches to others more orientated to prevention or reeducation, with more advanced countries and other that are introducing changes like Romania. This table will debate about these realities and broach proposals about which could be the way forward in the next few years.
• Mrs. Catherine Sultan – Ministry Justice France
• Mr. Ioan Durnescu – Bucharest University
• Mr. Luis Fábrica – Chairman Meridians International
• Mr. Bernard Gangloff – Rouen University
• Mrs. Carmen Avram

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16:45 – 17:15 Coffee break

17:15 – 18:30 Plenary Session - Scientific talk: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

• Mr. Ashok Sakhardande – UCL – Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

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18:30 – 20:00 Welcome Cocktail*

*Participants are invited to enjoy a program of instrumental music from the international repertoire and Romanian folklore, in the original interpretation of a unique artistic group, a co-operation between OLTENIA Philharmonic and Craiova Detention Centre. The artistic program will be completed by a musical moment performed by three minors, members of Supercalifragilistic band.

21:00 Night visit through Bucharest (by subscription)

Day 2 - 1st of October

09:00 – 09:30 Opening Papers, including launch of Photography Workshop and Exhibition*

*Minors in custody in Buziaş Centre will take part in the exhibition, will take instant photos during the conference and will process photos to offer to participants until the event ends up;
The photography exhibition is set up under the patronage of „Euro Foto Art” Association in Oradea and is represented by Mr. Ştefan Toth

09:30 – 11:00 Plenary Session and Debate: “Juvenile justice: the last opportunity for youngsters?”

• Abstract: In this table, participants will reflex and discuss about whether the youth justice is apart from a sanction, an opportunity for the young offenders to reintegrate into society, a preventive intervention that acts as a barrier before they become adults.
• Mrs. Ioana Mihaela Morar – National Administration of Penitentiaries
• Mr. Javier Urra – Spanish Expert Young offenders
• Mr. Juan Luis Rascón Ortega – Spanish Judge
• Mr. Frieder Dunkel – University of Greifswald
• Mr. Alexandru Cumpănaşu

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11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Parallel Panels: "Juvenile justice: designing new futures"

Parallel Panel 1: “Juvenile justice: designing new futures” – (Legal Perspective – Juvenile probation)
• Abstract: The open prison measures are the most applied for the justice professionals, being the less aggressive measures and with a high impact in the youth integration process. Knowing the approaches and the experiences of the different countries in these types of measures will constitute a powerful and efficient tool for professionals in order to dispose of a better range of measure that adapted to the characteristics of the crime and the circumstances of the young, allow better results on the intervention processes.
• Mr. Luis Rabasa – Spanish Judge
• Mr. Pedro das Neves – IPS-Qualify Just
• Mrs. Ramona Delida Szikszay – Court for Minors and Family Brasov
• Mrs. Fiona Abbot – Magistrates Association UK
Mr. Alexandru Cumpănaşu

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Parallel Panel 2: “Juvenile justice: designing new futures” – (Educative Perspective – Juvenile probation)
• Abstract: This table will debate about the high efficiency of the open prison measures when those are developed through actions that connect with the society, and that imply the participation of different actions of the community, which favour mutual recognition and the integration process of the young.
• Mr. Marcelo Aebi – Institute Of Criminology Lausanne
• Mrs. Violeta Stefania Rotarescu – Bucharest University
• Mr. Neven Ricijaš – University of Zagreb
• Mrs. Regina Otaola – Agency of the Community of Madrid for the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Young Offenders
Mrs. Liana Stanciu

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13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30 Parallel Panels: “Spaces that change, spaces that transmit, spaces that educate”

Panel 3: “Spaces that transform, spaces that transmit, spaces that educate” – (Legal perspective Internment)
• Abstract: A detention measure means a deprivation of liberty, and this implies control over the activities that are developed in the centres. The spaces must allow security and control, at the same time that guarantees dignity and the fundamental right of the young people. This table will discuss how this approach is applied in each country, being ones more restrictive and others more open, and will try to look for points in common on this matter.
• Mrs. Iuliana Elena Carbunaru – National Probation Direction
• Mr. Peter Ruszonyi – Budapest University
• Mrs. Concepción Rodríguez González del Real – Spanish Judge
• Mr. Ioan Chis – “Nicolae Titulescu” University Bucharest
• Mrs. Carmen Avram

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Panel 4: “Spaces that transform, spaces that transmit, spaces that educate” – (Educative perspective Internment)
• Abstract: From the moment that the young people begin their detention measure, they must be prepared for its reintegration into society, through programs and intervention processes that allow him to evolve and the spaces have a fundamental role for the programs and educational actions to be more efficient.
• Mr. Georgica Mitrache – University of Architecture Bucharest
• Mrs. Elena Otilia Vladislav – Bucharest University
• Mr. Manuel Couto – Meridians International
• Mr. Lord Mc Nally – Youth Justice Board UK
• Mrs. Liana Stanciu

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15:30 – 15:45 Break

15:45 – 16:15 Plenary Session: Summary and conclusions

• Mrs. Alina Zamosteanu – CE Buzias
• Mr. Daniel Barbu – CD Craiova
• Mrs. Ana Nóbrega – Meridians International

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16:15 – 17:00 Inspirational Plenary Session: "Psycho-cultural challenges in assisting the minors"

• Mr. Daniel David – “Babes-Bolyai” University Cluj-Napoca

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