Working Groups bring together members of the European Group around different themes, uniting researchers and activists across the world. They ensure that the European Group remains active between its annual conferences, organising study days, seminars and conferences. These groups are a long tradition in the European Group but have just been revived recently. They are by no means mutually exclusive - much of their work overlaps, reflecting the overall values and concerns of the European Group. Members may be involved in several groups at once.
There are now three working groups in existence: the Prisons, Punishment and Detention Working Group, the Policing and Security Working Group and the Crimes of the Powerful Working Group. New working groups on racism, abolitionism, gender issues are in the process of being established. If any members would like to establish a new working group, please just get in touch with the coordinator.