FJC Europe FJC Europe

European Alliance
for Hope and

There is A BETTER WAY to give extra hope to each victim of domestic violence…
The European Family Justice Center Alliance aims to develop and support local
Family Justice Centers all over Europe that help victims and their children find
all services they need in ONE PLACE: medical professionals, caretakers, counselors,
advocates, prosecutors, police officers and others.

Conference 'One safe place for Hope and Empowerment' - 13 & 14 November 2019

The International Conference One Safe Place for Hope and Empowerment is organized by the European Family Justice Center Alliance (EFJCA) and the Family Justice Center Antwerp with support of the City Antwerp, the Flemish Government, the Province Antwerp and the Soroptimists clubs Antwerpen Anthos, Antwerpen and Antwerpen De Zes Rozen.



The conference will give forum to plenary speeches from distinguished guests and workshops/training sessions on a range of interesting topics in the field of multidisciplinary approach.

Topics are:

  • How to Start and Sustain a FJC
  • Hope and Empowerment as key tools in the approach of the FJCs
  • (Non-fatal) Strangulation
  • The role of working with perpetrators in the FJC
  • The Multifocus Methodology
  • Moral Deliberation
  • The role of employers and companies in tackling domestic violence

Our colleagues from the U.S. Alliance for Hope, Gael Strack, founder of the FJC movement, Chan Hellman, Prof. Social Work, Univ. of Oklahoma, director of The Hope Research Center and James Henderson, trainer of US Office on Violence Against Women, will join our conference.
Language: English (some workshops will also be offered in Dutch)

Conference location: The conference will take place on 13 and 14 November from 09.00 to 16.45 at the building of the Province of Antwerp, Koningin Elisabethlei 22, 2018 Antwerp.

Hotel Information
The EFJCA made an agreement with the Hampton by Hilton Antwerp Central Station and managed to offer € 115,00 per night for a double room, including free hot breakfast and free high-speed and Wireless internet access.

The hotel is located in the historical city center of Antwerp, just opposite the main railway station. This Hampton by Hilton hotel is surrounded by shopping and dining. A great newly opened hotel, suitable for working trips and days out. All of the 145 spacious, air-conditioned guest rooms have a comfy bed for a good night’s rest.

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Target group

The conference is open for a large public of cooperators, stakeholders and directors of Family Justice Centers and related multidisciplinary centers, EC and EU mandates, federal, regional and local policy makers, women’s aid, victim services, perpetrator programs, police, justice, health sector, mental healthcare, child advocacy, youth care, training centers, universities and research centers, …



It is possible to register for 1 or 2 days.

Registration fee:

  • 2 days € 160,00 euro, 1 day € 95,00

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