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12-13 mai 2014

8th Annual International Forum (AIF) within the 19th German Congress on Crime Prevention (GCOCP)

The AIF will present lectures in English language of international crime prevention experts. International, non-German speaking participants, can also join the GCOCP: Hear the opening and closing plenum (English simultaneous translation), experience the exhibition (where over 150 institutions displaying their work), and take part in the evening reception. The GCOCP is one of the biggest congresses in crime prevention with over 3.000 participants every year since 1995 in different German cities.

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Karlsruhe, Germany

14-17 mai 2014

Victim Support Europe (VSE) Annual Conference & General Meeting: Developing Victim Support Across Europe - Quality, Standards, Capacity Building

This conference will be an opportunity for Member States representatives, academics and victim support practitioners to come together and exchange best practices regarding the implementation of the EU directive on victims rights. The key topics for discussion and debate will include quality and standards in victim support, next steps to successful delivery of the EU directive on victims rights, capacity-building for victim support organisations as well as new challenges and victim support beyond 2015.

All information about registration including programme and practical information can be found here.

Warsaw, Poland

4-6 juin 2014

Conference of the Confederation of European Probation (CEP) on Community Sanctions in Central and East European Countries

This conference is co-organised by CEP together with the Central Probation Office of Moldova. The  aim is to promote the rights of the persons in conflict with  the law to an alternative punishment to prison such as Community Sanctions, and the benefits for the society and the probation subjects. The main purpose is  to facilitate the  exchange of good practices and experience between countries. The main topics to be discussed are:

  • challenges of implementing community sanctions for special health groups;
  • collaboration and policy transfer of community sanctions between East and Western European countries;
  • procedures and methodologies used for implementing community sanctions in the Eastern European Region.

The working language of the conference is English; Romanian and Russian interpretation will be provided.

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Chisinau, Moldova

9-11 juin 2014

Stockholm Criminology Symposium 2014

The main theme for 2014 is 'Punishment and Crime. The Design, Implementation and Effects of Criminal Sanctions'. There is also a general theme on 'Contemporary Criminology'.

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Stockholm, Sweden

11-13 juin 2014

Differing perspectives on Prevention

The conference, which is hosted by BRAVVO, will be open to all Belgian and international prevention professionals, public and association partners, as well as political decision-makers. Speakers will include professionals working in the field and other experts. The aim is to promote participatory brainstorming on the contributions, the progress being made and the challenges of prevention, to share experiences and to encourage debate on the future of the sector to celebrate 20 years of Prevention Contracts. The three days will include conferences, sharing of best practices, subject-based workshops, exploratory walkabouts and project visits which will provide an opportunity for a better understanding of the professional approach and working methods adopted by our fieldworkers, while also highlighting pilot projects and efficient and innovative methodologies.

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Brussels, Belgium

11-14 juin 2014

8th International Conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) - 'Beyond crime: pathways to desistance, social justice, and peacebuilding'

This conference is a joint organisation of the Queen's University Belfast, University of Ulster, and the EFRJ.  It aims to broaden the scope of restorative justice, and therefore try to look beyondd its application to the criminal justice system.  They hope to bring together a diverse range of perspectives focusing at different levels (the personal, the societal, the political), and inspired by a multitude of backgrounds and disciplines (such as criminology, social and political sciences, peace research, etc.). The three selected themes of the conference are highly interrelated, and offer opportunities to deepen our understanding, and to critically reflect on the limits and the potentials of restorative justice in an increasingly complex, intercultural, and divided world.

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Belfast, United Kingdom

26-27 juin 2014

27th Baltic Criminological Conference Criminology as vocation and profession

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Vilnius, Lithuania

27 juillet-31 juillet 2014

25th Annual Meeting of the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES)

IPES brings police researchers and practitioners together to facilitate cross-cultural, international and interdisciplinary exchanges for the enrichment of the policing profession.

This years Symposium is hosted by the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior (and the National Police) and the theme is 'Crime prevention and community resilience: police role with victims, youth, ethnic minorities and other partners':

         Local and global partnerships

         Strategies/programs for victims of crime

         Youth/ethnic minorities and crime - preventative strategies

         Youth, resilience and community engagement in preventing crime

         Cooperation of police, community, school, family, volunteer and other public/private sectors as a whole

         Youth and police issues in remote areas (Canadian Northe, the remote Andes, Siberia, the Australian Northern Territory, etc.)

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Sofia, Bulgaria

10-13 septembre 2014

14th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology

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Prague, Czech Republic

5-8 octobre 2014

2nd International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health (LEPH2014)

Policing and public health are both more effective when they are developed and operate in partnership - a critical partnership long in tradition but often neglected in practice. The LEPH Conferences confront this neglect by bringing together police, public health practitioners, academics and policy makers to examine, review, assess, share and learn from each other.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

16-18 octobre 2014

5th International Conference of the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR)

The conference theme is: 'Is an ounce of prevention still worth a pound of cure? The economics and value of prevention'.

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Majorca, Spanje

20-22 novembre 2014

The 4th International Conference on Survivors of Rape: Rape, survivors, policies and Support Systems a European Challenge (IV ICSoR)

This conference will be hosted by the Association of Women against Violence in collaboration with Rape Crises Network Ireland. It will contribute to the continuing improvement of the knowledge of the impact of Rape on Survivals and the work of the experts, researches and support systems, following the outcomes of the previous ICSoR conferences. Moreover the 2014 Conference will introduce the issue related with the fulfilment of the State’s due diligence obligations to prevent Human Rights violations, specifically rape; to investigate all crimes of rape and punish the offenders; to protect and to provide remedy and reparation to all victims/survivors. The objective is to challenge the EU institutions and European policy makers to be engaged in a common European approach, to provide comparable data collection on rape and to implement, effectively, policies measures that really prevent and combat sexual violence and rape. This conference intends to contribute for the change of the actual situation, from an almost invisibility and impunity of rape cases to an informed, empowered and active citizenship through a Human Rights advocacy approach. This conference will also provide the opportunity to share the expertise of the most prestigious academics, professionals and policymakers and to contribute to a future European common approach on prevention and combat against rape.

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Lisbon, Portugal

20-21 novembre 2014

International COSA (Circles Of Support and Accountability) Conference

This conference takes place in the framework of the European project Circles4EU. The project aims to implement Circles of Support & Accountability, an innovative method of post-release monitoring of sex offenders with the help of volunteers, across Europe. The conference will be an ideal opportunity to learn about COSA, how it works and why it works, and what the critical elements for successful implementation are. 

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Barcelona, Spain

16-17 décembre 2014

EUCPN Best Practice Conference and European Crime Prevention Award 2014

The highlight of the EUCPN year is the Best Practice Conference (BPC) for sharing and disseminating experience and knowledge of best practices in preventing crime and increasing safety and security in EU Member States. This conference is always held in connection with the European Crime Prevention Award (ECPA) contest. The conference consists of lectures and seminars as well as the presentation and discussion of the projects nominated for the ECPA contest. The ECPA aims to reward the best European crime prevention project. Policymakers, practitioners and researchers from all EU Member States, candidate countries and relevant organisations are usually present at the conference. The theme for the 2014 ECPA and BPC is 'prevention of trafficking in human beings'.

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Rome, Italy