European Crime Prevention Award 2020 (documents)

The projects, one per Member State, submitted to compete in the ECPA, should adress the prevention of family-based organised crime. Please send the projects for the ECPA in English to the EUCPN Secretariat, through the National Representative of the EUCPN. The deadline to submit the projects is 9 October 2020. Further information on this year's edition can be found here.

The #ECPA2020 focuses on groups whose members are related by family or family-like relations (such as clans). Younger family members are socialised in a criminal, often violent environment. It is very difficult for law enforcement but also for prevention initiatives to penetrate these groups. The German ECPA topic is about reaching out to such groups in order to break this cycle. Possible entries are measures starting at an earlier point in a person’s biography to interrupt the criminal pathways of young people. This may include sports and cultural activities or improving the perception of alternative ways of life (e.g. mandatory participation in preschool, assistance in school, vocational training and higher education) among affected groups.

Below you can find the template applicable to the ECPA projects (Annex I), together with the evaluation form (Annex II), the Rules and procedures for awarding and presenting the ECPA (Annex III) and the Guidelines for presenters (Annex IV). A jury will evaluate all the projects submitted based on the template. Any extra information linked to the projects cannot be considered during the jury evaluation. Member States are invited to bring along any illustrative materials and creative solutions (DVD’s, flyers, posters, apps, links to websites, etc.) to the BPC, where the space is provided for presenting the materials. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the EUCPN Secretariat at