Secucities ‘Prevention Europe’: A comparative study of local crime prevention policies in 8 European cities, 2002
The EFUS coordinated this project with the financial support of the European Commission in the framework of the Hippokrates Programme.
The project was based on a comparative study of local security policies in 8 European cities from seven different countries. It was conceived as a study in comparison with the strategy of the European Union in the field of crime prevention and in particular the delinquency of young people, urban criminality and drug issues.
-To find out the conceptions that predominate at local level in the implementation of crime prevention policies and debate different approaches by creating an alliance between European researchers and technicians,
-To find out European local communities’ perception on prevention policies and to examine the methodology, the content and the orientations of these policies,
-To find the cities’ common points and to trace any specificities in violence trends and crime prevention policies (specially in regard to citizen’s participation in the drafting of crime prevention policies),
-To create a common conceptual framework of local prevention policies in these 8 cities,
-To improve the comprehension of criminal phenomena and observe new criminal tendencies,
-To develop the cooperation and the networking of actors of prevention,
-To promote practices and methods of prevention and to launch new projects.
City of Marseille (France), City of Brent (UK), City of Bonn (Germany), City of Luton (UK), City of Girone (Spain,), City of Liege (Belgium), City of Lisbon (Portugal), City of Modena (Italy).