Tools and methods

How to use social media when designing public policies ? Feedback from the “Everyday Security” workshop of the Medi@4sec project, November 2017, Barcelona

Barcelona (Spain), February 2017 — Designing public policies is not an easy task. In theory, it involves establishing a diagnosis on the basis of which objectives and actions can be set and implemented, prior to evaluating the results. On top … More

Everyday security: a MEDI@4SEC workshop on the use of social media to strengthen public security

“This workshop has motivated me to work further on the use of social media for public security.” – Workshop participant Barcelona, Spain, November 2017 – The recent massive increase in the use of social media has drastically transformed people’s communication and information habits, … More

Madrid signs Efus’ Charter for a Democratic Use of Video Surveillance

Municipal councillor for the Tetúan and Moncloa districts of Madrid, Montserrat Galcerán Huguet explains why the city decided to commit to guaranteeing the respect of privacy and fundamental rights in the use of video-surveillance. Why did the city of Madrid … More

How to better use social media to ensure the security and safety of large events?

Athens, Greece, May 2017 – How to best use information gathered via social media to predict and plan before events? How to use social media to assist their policing both in gathering real-time intelligence and in communicating with participants to … More

Do-it-yourself policing: challenges and opportunities for public security

Berlin, Germany, January 2017 – What are the potential and challenges of social media use by citizens when it is closely related to or overlaps in part with police work? How can crime prevention benefit from do-it-yourself (DIY) policing? How … More

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