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CCV (Dutch Centre for Crime Prevention & Safety) develops and implements coherent instruments designed to enhance community safety. CCV stimulates cooperation between public and private organisations to achieve a coordinated, integrated approach to crime reduction, and forms a bridge between policy and practice. CCV is set up as a independent foundation. The executive tasks of a number of organisations are combined into one single 'agency'. Each partner, private or public, contributes to crime prevention and security according to its own responsibilities and capabilities.
Centre for International Crime Prevention, Vienna, Austria
Established in 1997, the Centre for International Crime Prevention (CICP) is the United Nations office responsible for crime prevention, criminal justice and criminal law reform. The CICP works with Member States to strengthen the rule of law, to promote stable and viable criminal justice systems and to combat the growing threats of transnational organised crime, corruption and trafficking in human beings.
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) is a non-governmental organization that promotes women's human rights by working internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms. Founded in 1988, CATW was the first international non-governmental organization to focus on human trafficking, especially sex trafficking of women and girls. CATW has regional networks in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Australia. CATW obtained Category II Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 1989.
Council of Europe
The Council of Europe is the continent's oldest political organisation, founded in 1949. It has its headquarters in Strasbourg, and was set up to defend human rights, parliamentary democracy and the rule of law; develop continent-wide agreements to standardise member countries' social and legal practices; and promote awareness of a European identity based on shared values and cutting across different cultures.
Crime Reduction Website
The Crime Reduction Website provides community safety and crime prevention practitioners with information, statistics, guidance and training to reduce crime and the fear of crime.
The purpose of this web site is to provide information and points of contact for the current Crimestoppers organisations in Europe, and for those interested in setting up a new organisation. There is no single model that fits everybody; each country has an organisation that fits its laws and its structure – but the underlying concept is the same.
ECPAT International is a global network dedicated to eliminating the commercial sexual exploitation of children. There are now 73 groups in 67 countries in the ECPAT network. The International Secretariat is based in Bangkok, Thailand. ECPAT’s original name End Child Prostitution in Asian Tourism was changed in 1996 to End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking in Children for sexual purposes, reflecting the organisation’s geographic expansion and broader mandate.
European Commission Justice
Available in 23 EU languages, the new website allows users to easily surf through 11 themes covering all the policy and activity areas related to Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship in the EU. Each of the 11 thematic sections has a common menu, which includes key dates, legislation, programmes and events, in addition to its own navigation menu.
European Designing Out Crime Association (E-DOCA)
E-DOCA - the European chapter of ICA (the International CPTED Association) - is dedicated to safe communities and improving the quality of urban life by implementation, promotion, and further development of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and Designing Out Crime. Designing out crime is a real, effective and mature crime prevention policy, for local and regional authorities, city managers and maintenance personal, police, urban planners, architects, insurers and residents.
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
The mission of the EMCDDA is to provide the Community and its Member States with objective, reliable and comparable information at European level concerning drugs and drug addiction and their consequences.
European Urban Knowledge Network (EUKN)
The EUKN is a European initiative in which 15 EU member states, EUROCITIES, the URBACT Programme and the European Commission participate. Its primary aim is to share knowledge and experience on tackling urban issues.
European Women's Lobby
The European Women’s Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella organisations of women’s associations in the European Union (EU). The EWL Secretariat is based in Brussels, but EWL has member organisations in 23 Member States of the EU and 2 countries that are in the process of becoming members of the EU. The European Women’s Lobby aims at promoting women’s rights and equality between women and men in the European Union. EWL is active in different areas such as women’s economic and social position, women in decision-making, violence against women, women’s diversity.
Europol is the European Union law enforcement organisation that handles criminal intelligence. Its aim is to improve the effectiveness and co-operation between the competent authorities of the Member States in preventing and combating serious international organised crime.
HEUNI - European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, Helsinki Finland
The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control; affiliated with the United Nations is the European link in the network of institutes operating within the framework of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme.
International Centre for Migration Policy Development
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an inter-governmental organisation with a European focus and global interests. The issue of trafficking in human beings has moved up the international migration agenda in the last 10 years. ICMPD was invited by the EU Commission to play a substantial role at a major conference on the subject in Vienna in 1996. Since then it has played a leading role in developing training and capacity building programmes as well as national anti-trafficking plans.
International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC), Montreal, Canada
The ICPC was created for the purpose of assisting cities and countries to reduce delinquency, violence and insecurity. In order to contribute to the resolution of local crime and insecurity problems, ICPC encourages the use of best practices in crime prevention gleaned from Europe, North America and other regions in the world.
International CPTED Association (ICA)
The ICA was founded in 1996. Their aim is 'to create safer environments and improve the quality of life through the use of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles and strategies. The ICA publishes a regular newsletter. Many of the activities and training seminars offered by ICA members are published on their web-site.
International Victimology Website
The mission of the International Victimology Website is to facilitate the implementation of the UN Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power. This is done by disseminating information about current victimology research and about what works, what doesn't, what's promising in victim services, prevention of crime and abuse of power, and by encouraging international exchange of expertise and experience.
Interpol exists to help create a safer world. Its aim is to provide a unique range of essential services for the law enforcement community to optimise the international effort to combat crime. Its mission is to be the world's pre-eminent police organisation in support of all organisations, authorities and services whose mission is preventing, detecting, and suppressing crime.
National Community Safety Network (NCSN)
The National Community Safety Network is the leading practitioner-led organisation supporting those involved in promoting community safety/crime reduction throughout the UK. It has just under 400 organisational members and individual members in the public, private and voluntary sectors, all with a common interest in promoting safer communities.
Rape Crisis Network Europe
The aim of the Rape Crisis Network Europe is to support members and survivors through campaigning, education and research and development work to eliminate sexual violence against women. The RCNE works to influence European policy-making and seek to generate standards of service delivery, policy implementation and legislation through national member state governments, NGO's and the Human Rights agenda.
The Beccaria Portal
The Beccaria Portal aims at the knowledge transfer in crime prevention in Europe and the world. The exchange, the dialogue and the networking in the field of crime prevention are promoted through professional electronic knowledge and information management.The Beccaria Portal is cooperating with the EUCPN since the 14th of March 2012.
The European Forum for Urban Security (Efus)
Efus is a network of 250 European authorities in 17 countries, established in 1987 under the auspices of the Council of Europe. The network aims to strengthen crime prevention policies and to promote the role of local authorities in national and European policy-making. Efus builds up links between European local authorities through exchanging practices, information, cooperation and training, allowing its members to work together on all major issues of urban safety and security.
The General Secretary of the Interdepartmental Committee of Crime Prevention (SG CIPD)
The General Secretary of the Interdepartmental Committee of Crime Prevention (SG CIPD) The Interdepartmental Committee of Crime Prevention (CIPD) was created in FRANCE in 2006. Chaired by the Prime Minister this committee includes the Ministers of all the departments involved in crime prevention and sets the orientations of the governmental policy in this field. Under the aegis of the General Secretary of the CIPD (SG CIPD), all the administrations have been mobilized to prepare collectively the law relative to the prevention of the crime (5th March 2007). Moreover, the committee has adopted a work programme dealing, for the main part with practical measures and additional operational actions for the law enforcement. One of the tasks of the SG CIPD is to promote exchange of information and experience feedback.
UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality.
United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network (UNCJIN)
For many years UNCJIN has been serving as an electronic clearing-house for criminal justice related issues co-ordinated by the United Nations Centre for International Crime Prevention, Vienna.
United Nations Development Fund for Women
UNIFEM is the women's fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women's empowerment and gender equality. UNIFEM focuses its activities on four strategic areas: (1) reducing feminised poverty, (2) ending violence against women, (3) reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS among women and girls, and (4) achieving gender equality in democratic governance in times of peace as well as war.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was established in 1997 and is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Its headquarters are in Vienna and it has 21 field offices as well as a liaison office in New York. UNODC relies on voluntary contributions, mainly from governments, for 90 per cent of its budget. UNODC is mandated to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, terrorism and transnational crime, which includes human trafficking. livelihoods, as well as those against human trafficking.
WODC (the Dutch abbreviation for Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek- en Documentatiecentrum, in English: Research and Documentation Centre) may be described as an international criminal justice knowledge centre. The centre aims to make a professional contribution to development and evaluation of justice policy set by the Netherlands Ministry of Justice. "Excellence" and "customer-orientation" are described as the organisation' s guiding principles. Its major output is knowledge for the benefit of policy development.
Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE)
WAVE is a network of European women's non-governmental organisations working in the field of combating violence against women and children. Currently the network focuses specifically on violence in the family and in intimate relationships. The network sets out to promote and strengthen the human rights of women and children in general and to prevent violence against women and children in particular.
World Health Organisation
The World Health Organisation is the United Nations specialized agency for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
World Health Organization, Injuries and Violence Prevention
In March 2000, a Department for Injuries and Violence Prevention (VIP) was created. For the first time, in 50 years, injuries and violence prevention had its place on the WHO structure. The department is located in the Cluster for Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health. Injuries and violence prevention is not a new area of work in WHO. WHO has conducted activities in this area for more than 2 decades. However, the human resources and attention devoted to the topic has increased dramatically. The mission of VIP is to lead global action to prevent violence and unintentional injuries as major threats to public health.