Members of the European Council

IT Italy
Alessandro Padovani
Istituto Don Calabria - IDC | Director

Istituto Don Calabria - Casa San Benedetto, manages for many years, diurnal and residential services specialized in the rehabilitation of adolescents with penal and civil Juvenile Judicial Authorities provisions. In Italy, the operators employed are about 200 with operative seats located in different cities all over the national territory.

The general head quarter, is placed in Verona by Casa San Benedetto (Veneto Region -... read more

SE Sweden
Alexander Krasnov
Young Criminals Return Into Society (“Young Kris”) | Acting Chairman

My name is Alexander Krasnov and I'm Vice Chairman of the organization known as "Young Kris". I work to prevent social exclusion/drug abuse/life of crime among young people. I have been working with Young Kris since 2013, before I started working Young kris my life upside down.

I have several commissions of trust, one of them is in the political arena. It's a commission of trust where I represent my political party in the... read more

GR Greece
Angelika Pitsela
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Special Account for Research Funds [AUTH] | Associate Professor

Associate Professor Angelika Pitsela graduated from the Law Faculty of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1973). She obtained her Ph.D. in the Law Faculty of the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg (Germany, 1986). She has collaborated with the Criminological Research Group of the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg and the Criminological Institute of the University of Cologne. At the... read more

PT Portugal
António José Fialho
The 3rd Family and Juvenile Section of the Court of Barreiro | Senior Judge

Senior Judge in a Family and Juvenile Court since 2007.

Coordinator Judge of the Court of Barreiro, Moita and Montijo.

Portuguese Representative of the International Hague Network of Judges of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and Member of the Association of Family Judges.

Member of the Working Group for the Review of Young Offenders Educational Law.

Guest speaker in international conferences... read more

CY Cyprus
Antonios Stylianou
Department of Law, University of Nicosia (UNIC) | Lecturer in Law

Dr. Antonios St. Stylianou studied Law at the University of Bristol, where he received his LL.B Law Degree with Honours in 2003. He pursued his doctoral studies in the field of International Law and Human Rights at the School of Law of the University of Kent where he was awarded his Ph.D. His doctoral thesis was titled “Humanitarian Intervention in International Law: A New World Order?” He has taught Law in London, before returning... read more

GB United Kingdom
Avril Calder
International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates | President

Ms. Avril Calder J.P served as a Magistrate in London for 35 years, sitting exclusively in two specialised courts—the Inner London Youth Court and the Family Proceedings Court. These courts deal both with young offenders and with children in need of care and protection as well as adoption and aspects of domestic violence. She had oversight of training and development for magistrates sitting in both courts. In the mid-1990s she was... read more

PL Poland
Barbara Stando-Kawecka
The Jagielonian University of Kraków, Faculty of Law and Administration | Head of the Department of Penitentiary Law and Policy

Ms. Barbara Stando-Kawecka graduated from in special pedagogy and law. She obtained PhD at the same university. Currently she is the head of the Department of Penitentiary Law and Policy. Her main fields of interests are criminal policy, penitentiary policy and juvenile law. In last decades she participated in several international research project, including Long-term Imprisonment and Human Rights (AGIS JLS/2006/AGIS/161); Juvenile... read more

NL Netherlands
Barbora Pomsarova
NHC – Netherlands Helsinki Committee | Project Manager

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) is a non-governmental organisation aimed at promoting human rights and strengthening the rule of law and democracy in wider Europe. We build and strengthen the work of governmental institutions, NGOs and individual human rights defenders.

Since 2009 I have played an active role in the development and implementation of the NHC initiatives targeting the improvement of detention regime and... read more

GB United Kingdom
Barry Goldson
School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool | Professor of the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology

Professor Dr Barry Goldson currently holds the Charles Booth Chair of Social Science at the University of Liverpool where he was previously Professor of Criminology and Social Policy. He is also Visiting Professorial Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (since 2010), Professorial Fellow in Social Justice at Liverpool Hope University, UK (since 2012) and Adjunct Professor at the... read more

BE Belgium
Benoît Van Keirsbilck
Defence for Children International | Director

Trained as a social worker, Benoît Van Keirsbilck has been the Director of the Children Law Service of Brussels during 25 years. This service assists young people and their families with questions of law, access to justice, legal help, children’s rights, etc. He was thus in direct contact with children, youngsters and families facing difficulties and helped them to fight against their social exclusion and for the respect of theirs... read more