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 Newsletter February 2017

16 February 2017

Read the EUCPN Newsletter of February 2017.

Impact Measurement Report - second measurement

01 February 2017

The Impact Measurement Report measures the performance of the Network. This report gives the results of 2016 and compares them to the zero measurement of 2012.

Toolbox 4 - Tackling domestic violence in the EU policies & practices

25 January 2017

This toolbox has been developed in a close collaboration between the EUPN Secretariat1 and the team of the Lithuanian Presidency, who did a fantastic job in the organization of the 2013 Best Practice Conference and the European Crime Prevention Award. Therefore, we are very grateful towards Dalia Kedavičienė and the whole Lithuanian team for their input, support and feedback.

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.