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EUCPN policy papers

Our policy papers focus on different themes with regard to crime prevention and aim at policymakers. Before formulating recommendations, these papers first have a look at the existing EU policy.

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In this policy paper we will investigate the various policyand legislative measures on Community-Oriented Policing taken by the EU Member States.

This policy paper was written in tandem with the toolbox ‘Community-Oriented Policing in the European Union Today’ and focusses on the main theme of the Austrian Presidency; Community-oriented Policing. Since it would not be advisable to create a ‘one for all’ COP procedure for all EU Member States (MS), we decided to focus on the various policy and legislative measures on Community-Oriented Policing (COP) taken by the EU Member States.This policy paper first looks into the EU policy on COP. After discussing the reasons to implement COP in the different MS, it presents an overview of the methods MS use to implement COP. Chapter five formulates how COP officers engage with minorities. Finally, chapter six gives a brief overview of how the six pillars of COP are implemented in the national COP strategies.

Read the policy paper on Community-Oriented Policing

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EUCPN and the policy cycle

EU Policy Cycle: what is it, how does it work and what is the role of prevention?!

The EUCPN is involved in the EMPACT projects of Trafficking in Human Beings, Organized Property Crime and Environmental Crime. The objectives are to create EU wide prevention campaigns, focus days and large-scale prevention projects. Through this the EUCPN would like to support all EU Member States in developing preventive activities or helping them to continue their activities.

Our current activities in the policy cycle:


National crime prevention strategies

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