Keep the surprises for your holiday!

In 2020 the Focus Day will take place on 21 October. More details will follow soon.

The European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN) and the European countries have launched 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





Czech Republic

Luxembourg (French or German)




Belgium (Dutch or French)


The campaign material was adjusted for:

  • Albania
  • Austria (no flyer or case movie)
  • Belgium (Dutch, French and German)
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus (no case movie)
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark (no flyer or case movie)
  • Estonia
  • Germany (no case movie)
  • Spain
  • Finland (no flyer or case movie)
  • France
  • Croatia (no case movie)
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg (French and German)
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands (no flyer)
  • Portugal
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovenia (no case movie)
  • Slovakia