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. The presentations will be uploaded soon on our website.

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



Toolbox 15 - Preventing the Victimisation of Minors in the Digital Age

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The fifteenth EUCPN Toolbox is published in the framework of the topic of the Romanian Presidency of the EUCPN: preventing the victimisation of minors — online and offline. The particular focus of the present Toolbox is on awareness-raising and effective communication with minors in the digital age. Since the rise of the internet, minors’ use of media and ICTs has changed dramatically, and continues to do so. This necessitates the continuous evaluation of communication strategies and their adaptation to new realities. This Toolbox covers the pros and cons, dos and don’ts of social media marketing, influencers, game-based learning and gamification, online police officers, and smartphone apps in crime prevention, and how they compare to old-school offline interventions. This Toolbox consists of three parts. The first paints the current intelligence picture: what we know about the victimisation of minors and their ICT and media use. The second gives an overview of good practices, both providing recommendations and identifying pitfalls. The third lists a number of good examples from practice.

How can we use the internet effectively to prevent the victimisation of minors in the EU?