European Crime Prevention Award and Best Practice Conference 2019
The European Crime Prevention Award (ECPA) and Best Practice Conference (BPC) will take place on 12 December 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. The theme is 'the reduction and prevention of drug-related crime and harm caused by drug abuse among young people.'
The theme of the Finnish Presidency
The offending of the adolescents has diminished in many European countries. Even though increasingly few young people commit serious crimes, the repeated offending accumulates on a small group of young people. This group of youngsters has been recognized as a target group of crime prevention activities. These youngsters are often school drop-outs and they suffer of various social and mental health problems, substance abuse, unemployment, lacking life-skills, experiences of victimization and risk of social exclusion. These various symptoms of persistent offending and deviant behaviour have driven them to marginal positions and exclusion from the society. During the Finnish Presidency, the main focus will therefore be on the reduction and prevention of drug-related crime and harm caused by drug abuse among young people.
Events organized by the Finnish Presidency
- Executive Committee (ExCom) Meeting of the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN) & Executive Committee & jury meeting in Helsinki
Dates: 5- 6.11.2019.
- European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN) Executive Committee (ExCom) & Board meeting & Best Practice Conference in Helsinki
Dates: 11.12 - 12.12.2019.
Entries for the European Crime Prevention Award should be submitted through the National Representative of each Member State to the Secretariat, the deadline is 27 September 2019. Please be aware that different (shorter) deadlines can apply within individual Member States. Please contact the National Representative of your Member State for further details.