European Crime Prevention Award and Best Practice Conference 2023

Valencia, Spain

Registration to confirm your attendance is now open (see below).

The European Crime Prevention Award (ECPA) and Best Practice Conference (BPC) will take place on 13 and 14 December 2023 in Valencia, Spain. The theme is preventing the trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation and other kinds of exploitation.




The theme of the Spanish Presidency 

The Spanish Presidency of the EUCPN will focus on the trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation and other kinds of exploitation.

Human trafficking can be considered as the contemporary form of slavery of the 21st century, which constitutes a serious violation of the dignity and freedom of the person and a form of serious crime. Moreover, it is important to highlight that specific groups, such as vulnerable people, especially women, children and men in delicate physical or economic conditions, are the main targets of this type of criminality. For all of the above reasons, it is claimed that the fight against human trafficking for labour exploitation requires a consolidated, cross-border and multi-disciplinary effort by different authorities, and the Spanish National Police’s  Illegal Immigration Network and False Document Unit (UCRIF) coordinates this involvement at national law enforcement level, collaborating with the European Labour Authority in joint inspections.

Interested in participating?

Submissions are closed.

The projects, one per Member State, submitted to compete in the ECPA, should focus on the prevention of labour crimes and other forms of exploitation. 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 29 September 2023. Further information about the BPC-ECPA can be found here.

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). The template Annex I has been translated into EU languages. These translations are available to help understand the format. The official submission should be in English.
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 and share them with others. 

Interested in attending?

Registration is open.

  • Programme
    9:30 till 13:00: Best Practice Conference (BPC)
    13:40-16:30 ECPA projects presentation (I)
    9:30 till 12:00: ECPA projects presentation(II)
    13:00 till 15:00: cocktail and ECPA Ceremony
  • Practical details

The event will be held at the Hotel SH Valencia Palace, located at Passeig de l´Albereda, 32, 46023, in the city of Valencia.

  • Registration

Participation in the conference is free of charge (participants pay for accommodation and transport themselves). The working language of the conference will be English. We recommend registering as soon as possible, since the space capacity is limited. After registration, each participant will receive a confirmation email. On the day itself, the attendees will have to identify themselves to the support staff at the entrance of the room. The deadline for registration is 7 December 2023.

Please fill in the registration form: in order to confirm your attendance.