Policy paper on the prevention of child victimisation

Policy paper

This policy paper was written in tandem with the toolbox ‘Preventing the victimisation of minors in the digital age - awareness-raising and behavioural change’ and focusses on the main theme of the Romanian Presidency; child victimisation online and offline.

10 years earlier, the EUCPN had already focused on this topic once, during the Swedish presidency. At that time, Council Conclusions were adopted containing recommendations. In this policy paper, the EUCPN looks back at these recommendations to identify recommendations which are still valid and others who need an update. First, this paper discuss’ the prevention of victimisation of minors in general, after which the paper zooms in on the prevention efforts in the school environment and in cyberspace.

Read the paper


European crime prevention conference

On 19 & 20 February 2020 the EUCPN has organised the first European crime prevention conference in Brussels. A wide variety of topics was discussed, such as organised property crime, youth-related crimes, community-oriented policing, trafficking in human beings, evaluation, etc. In each session our output was presented and supplemented by academic views, policy recommendations and a variety of prevention initiatives. You can download the presentations here.

It was great meeting you all at the conference, we hope to see you again at the edition of 2022!



Who are the winners of the ECPA 2019?

The European Crime Prevention Award (ECPA) and Best Practice Conference (BPC) took place on 12 December 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. The theme was 'the reduction and prevention of drug-related crime and harm caused by drug abuse among young people'.

These are the winners:


Gold medal

Sofielund Approach


silver medal



bronze medal