Resarch on long-distance-walking projects

Aim of this project is, to connect more European initiatives, which work on walking with NEET's and offenders or plan to do such projects. Therefore we established a questionnaire, and would ask al initiatives in Europe working in this field, to ansver some questions. If you agree during the process, we might publish also information about your project on our website.

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Preveous Conference:

The dialog of Law and Social Work - Recht und Soziale Arbeit im Dialog

A conference of the Fachhochschule Dresden (FHD) University of Applied Science.

In the "Deutsches Hygienemuseum" Dresden, 14.03.2018

Dr. Veronika Hofinger - Institut für Rechts- und Kriminalsoziologie, Wien is speaking on new ways in the relapse Research: The "desistance" - Concept and its implication.

Presentation: Neue Wege in der Rückfallforschung: das „Desistance“-Konzept und seine Implikationen für die Straffälligenhilfe (German)

Dr. Veronica Hofinger: „Desistance from Crime“ – eine Literaturstudie (German)


Sieglinde Eichert (center), - Educatorin and (certified) KMDD-teacher provided a Workshop on moral developmen twith about 70 participants in three languages.

Prof. Dr. Georg Lind: Diskussionstheater / Moral ist Lehrbar


Prof. Knospe (FHD) und der Dresdner Jugendrichter Markus Vogel diskutieren, wie das sozialpädagogische Pilgern die sozialen Ressourcen junger Erwachsener stärken kann.

Andrea Büttner, Geschäftsführerin; Sven Enger, beide Sächsische Jugendstiftung: Recht und Pädagogik unterwegs

New ways of working with delinquent and disadvantaged young people opens the international conference on socio-educational pilgrimages at the University of aplied science Dresden (FHD). With the pilgrim salutation "Ultreia - go beyond your limits", the conference will take you on the Jacobsweg to Santiago de Compostella and show you the possibilities that open monotonous walking for social work. In the framework of this project, social work and youth, companions and accompanying persons enter into a dialogue that opens up new paths and widens perspectives. Specifically, the conference will test the Konstanz Method of Dilemma Discussion (KMDD) in a separate workshop and present it as an opportunity for moral dialogue. This builds on the experience with the methods of moral development (Kohlberg) during the socio-educational pilgrimage in Saxony. Scientists and practitioners from five European countries participate in the conference as speakers and discussion partners.

In die Zukunft gehen - ein Film über den langen Weg nach Santiago de Compostella (German).

MDR 14.3.2018: Pilgern als Strafe für kriminelle Jugendliche (German)

Sächsische Zeitung 12.3.208: Der Lange Weg zum ich (German)

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