What does EUCPN do?

  • Identify good practices & share knowledge and experience gained between member countries
  • Accumulate and evaluate information on crime prevention activities
  • Improve the exchange of ideas and information within the Network
  • Develop contacts and facilitate cooperation between Member States
  • Contribute to developing local and national strategies on crime prevention
  • Promote crime prevention activities by organising meetings, seminars and conferences.



The EUCPN consists of a Board of National Representatives and their Substitutes supported by a Secretariat comprising of a Coordinator, a Policy & Practice Officer, Research Officer, Communication Officer and an Administrative Officer. The position of the Board Chair rotates every six months.

Silvio Valletta

EUCPN Chair until 30 June 2017





The Maltese Presidency, in line with the Trio’s subject of Organised Crime, will focus on two topics, domestic burglaries and pick pocketing, committed by mobile organized crime groups. 


The EUCPN Board comprises an Executive Committee, voting members and non-voting observers. The Board meets at least twice a year. The voting members of the Board are responsible for decision making.


Best Practice Conference and European Crime Prevention Award

One of the EUCPN's main tasks is to arrange an annual conference for sharing and disseminating experience and knowledge of best practices in preventing crime and increasing safety and security in EU Member States.

In 2017 the conference will take place from 14-15 December 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia.

The European Crime Prevention Award (ECPA) is a contest which aims to reward the best European crime prevention project. The nominated projects are presented each year during the Best Practice Conference. The theme for the 2017 ECPA and BPC will be 'Cyber Safety'.

Winner of the ECPA 2016 on the topic 'Organized crime' with a special focus on 'Prevention of crimes committed on elderly people' was the Czech Republic with their project "Senior Academy".


The Secretariat, located in Belgium, provides administrative, academic and technical support to the Network as a whole as well as specific support services to the Chair and Executive Committee.

The Secretariat periodically releases it's own documents, such as the 'Toolbox', etc.

EUCPN publications 2016

28 March 2017

A summary of all EUCPN publications in 2016.

European Crime Prevention Monitor 2016

20 March 2017

In this sixth monitor, the European Crime Prevention Network focusses on organised crime.

Work Programme 2017

20 March 2017

The present EU Trio Presidency of the Netherlands, Slovakia and Malta had chosen the topic Organized Crime as their overall theme.

The incoming EU Trio Presidency Estonia, Bulgaria, Austria will focus on improving the safety in communities which are targeted by organized crime among other volume crimes.

EUCPN Partners

EUCPN cooperates with many partner organisations all over the world to provide the most up-to-date information. Here is a selection of our partners. A list of all partners can be found under Useful links.