This Training Manual focuses on the use of restorative justice art and cultural awareness for migrants’ integration. Restorative justice art is a new concept and tool created by Theo Gavrielides and is based on the values and practices of restorative justice.
The ebook was created as part of the Culture and Art for Restorative Justice (CA4RJ) project. CA4RJ was created by Dr. Gavrielides within the context of increased tensions across Europe surrounding migration and integration. The project brings together a cross-sector, strategic partnership of 7 organisations from the UK, Spain, Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey to create educational tools and resources for professionals working with migrants so that they may incorporate restorative justice values and creative expression into their work. The project is funded by Erasmus+ and is coordinated by the RJ4All International Institute. The partners are Reframe House (UK), RESET (Cyprus), EDRA (Greece), IASIS (Greece), CIS (Spain), and CERA (Turkey).
The e-book Training Manual was produced collectively by the project’s partners, each of whom conducted primary and secondary research to explore how restorative justice and art can promote community cohesion and is the first Intellectual Output of the Project. This e-book Training Manual is based on a comparative study conducted by the CA4RJ consortium with key findings from each partner’s country. This study has been published in the form of a long and short e-book.
CA4RJ aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals working with migrants through developing tools that emphasize how restorative justice and art can support migrant integration. The project will result in an e-book, training programme, and interactive tools that can be used by a wide range of professionals working with migrant communities.