Security Research Event 2018

The Security Research Event 2018 takes place under the theme "Making Europe a safer place: demonstrating the impact of EU-funded security research". SRE 2018 will gather 800 participants representing a wide range of security stakeholders, from researchers, industry representatives, public security providers and practitioners to policymakers from across Europe. Veronika Hofinger will participate in a panel discussion on "Radicalisation". More information can be found here.

Date: 06. December 2018 11:00
Location: Square - Brussels Meeting Centre, rue Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels


Confronting dilemmas of pre-trial detention

is the titel of the final international conference of the project funded by the Euopean Commission Towards pre-trial detention as ultima ratio (DETOUR). Besides the presentation of project results, well respected international experts will give key notes on the topic (Christine Morgenstern of Greifswald University and  Kristel Beyens of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels to be confirmed).

Date: 06. November 2017 10:00
Location: Ministry of Justice, Museumstraße 7, 1070 Wien


Daesh and the “new” terror recruits

50 years of terrorism research has failed to identify a terrorist profile. Research in this field has pointed out the incredible variety of individual psychology and socio-demographic features. More than anything, we have thus far believed that terrorists are not crazy, are usually idealists who end up using violence in pursuit of their political goals. Emerging data on the Daesh recruits in Europe seem to contradict these conventional assumptions in that: many of them have criminal backgrounds, little ideological and religious knowledge, come from disadvantaged socio-economic groups and some seem to suffer from psychological problems. Are we dealing with a paradigm shift? Or is it a regional specificity? After all, some studies have observed clear differences among European countries with regard to socio-economic background. What are the profiles and the drivers of jihadists and terrorists here in Austria and in our immediate vicinity? What are the connections between the scenes? 

Veronika Hofinger and Thomas Schmidinger will present findings of their recent study on "Deradicalisation in Austrian Prisons". 

Date: 29. March 2017 18:00
Location: Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip), Berggasse 7, 1090 Vienna


Desistance and Restorative Justice

Veronika Hofinger will present the findings of a European reseearch project on Desistance and Restorative Justice at the final conference of the MARGIN project that will be held in Budapest (Hungary) from the 3rd to the 5th of April 2017.

Date: 04. April 2017 09:30
Location: Budapest


Restorative Justice and Intimate Partner Violence

We are happy to announce the final seminar of the project Restorative Justice in Cases of Domestic Violence, Best practice examples between increasing mutual understanding and awareness of specific protection needs.
for more information and registration click here

Date: 26. January 2016 09:30
Location: Brussels