Keep the surprises for your holiday!

The European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN) and the European countries will launch the first EU-wide Focus Day on domestic burglary on 19 June 2019.

Domestic burglary is a criminal offence that all European countries are combating with various actions. It not only robs victims of their possessions – it can also rob people of their sense of security at home, a place where everyone should feel most safe. Consequently, victims can experience considerable adverse psychological effects. Besides, the financial impact on our society makes this an important problem. That is why European countries, united in the EUCPN and EUROPOL, have joined forces to launch this initiative.

The EU-wide Focus Day, financed by the Internal Security Fund of the European Union, will become a yearly event and aims to encourage citizens to protect their home by the use of a prevention campaign and local preventive initiatives. The campaign ‘Keep the surprises for your holiday!’ includes a poster, flyer and three short social media posts. By the absence of a spoken language the social media posts can easily reach a large audience. Each post demonstrates holidaymakers how their home was burglarized while they were enjoying their vacation. In addition, the municipalities of several countries will organise events that focuses on the prevention of domestic burglary. All  these initiatives and prevention tips are gathered on a national prevention website.

The social media posts:

 

The websites:

 

The Netherlands

Bulgaria

Estonia

Lithuania

Latvia

Czech Republic

Luxembourg (French or German)

Romania

Malta

Ireland

Belgium (Dutch or French)