Frontline PoliteiaThis project is a practice application of established EU and international standards, evidence-based interventions (EBI) and policies for substance use prevention. Key condition for EBI uptake is to have a trained prevention workforce for proper application. FRONTLINE POLITEIA designs and tests training using the European Prevention Curriculum (EUPC) for frontline staff: teachers, police, streetworkers. It follows-up on previous EU-financed work (EDPQS, UPC-Adapt, ASAP) that focused on training DOPs (decision-, opinion- and policymakers). Frontline politeia is their logical complement: the frontline staff coordinated by DOPs need to be trained as well: in prioritising EBIs and phasing out obsolete practices. This project applies high-level training expertise in translating scientific facts into practice by hands-on tools and practicing in a blended learning delivery: e-learning intertwined with practical application in communities.
The project team includes 15 European partners; the academic and civil society organisations involved cover 14 member states from all EU regions in 14 languages, adding countries with recent interest in the EUPC, like France, Sweden and Finland. The game-changing feature is the active and dedicated inclusion of law enforcement staff as important actors for integrated and improved prevention responses, with the EUCPN as expert contributor.
IndeedEvidence-Based Model for Evaluation of Radicalisation Prevention and Mitigation
The project aims to use evidence-based approaches to strengthen first-line practitioners’ and policymakers’ knowledge, capabilities and skills for designing, planning, implementing and evaluating Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE), Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and de-radicalisation initiatives, such as policies and strategies, long-term programmes, short-term actions and ad-hoc interventions, in an effective and proven manner. EUCPN supports INDEED as an associated partner of the Practitioner Network.
InterCOPThe International Cyber Offender Prevention Network (InterCOP) is a collection of countries aiming to reduce cyber criminality. Cyber offenders distinct themselves by having a specific skillset which also grants them significant possibilities in the current digital age. The InterCOP network aims to connect international Law Enforcement agencies in order to share expertise and jointly develop, carry out and evaluate preventative interventions for maximum impact. Additionally, it aims to engage public and private sector stakeholders whose skills, resources and reach are needed alongside law enforcement efforts to create a safer digital environment.
The EUCPN lends its expertise on the principles of crime prevention and the evaluation of crime prevention initiatives.
“2PS - Prevent & Protect Through Support”To reduce the numbers of abused children and those at risk of exploitation, we need to address various challenges. Several of those relate to people with a sexual interest in children and their needs for support, guidance and treatment to prevent them from abusing or re-abusing. 2PS brings together leading experts and researchers from across Europe (and the world) to work decisively to assess current good practices and explore opportunities for synergy and leverage existing actions that can help balance the unequal and disproportionate engagements across the EU. As well as excelling and improving upon known initiatives, the team intends to drive understanding and awareness of prevention activities across the EU - reducing the gaps between member states and boosting the overall effectiveness of prevention exercises. This includes active collaboration with current initiatives and actions that are working towards a shared vision. The EUCPN supports the project's objectives, an cooperates on the following topics: looking into the possibilities of offender prevention, disseminating the results of this project to EMPACT Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and avoiding duplication by overseeing what is done in the field of prevention of CSE.
ISF SwordThe ISF Sword project aims at fighting against organised property crime in the European Union. Its goal is to arrest 100 criminal groups, seize 5 million euro. In order to tackle the highest level of criminal networks, the project has an important operational dimension reflected by the special focus on tools such as operational ad-hoc meetings and use of advanced SPecial Law Enforcement Tactics (SPLET). To be as effective as possible the ISF Sword Project gathers 33 partners, such as the EUCPN.