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Awareness and Prevention Solutions against Graffiti Vandalism in Public Areas and Transport

Objective

Graffiti is an omnipresent phenomenon all over Europe ranging from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings. Even if there are artful masterpieces graffiti without the property owner's permission is commonly considered as disfigurement of public areas and transport, causing hundreds of millions of euros removal costs and the usage of tons of harmful chemicals each year. Furthermore scribbles often contain racist, homophobic or discriminatory content. Surroundings affected by extensive illegal graffiti produce feelings of insecurity among citizens and generate serious negative effects on a social, cultural and economic level.
Graffolution aims at contributing to counteracting the increase of graffiti vandalism focusing on smart awareness and prevention solutions for all affected stakeholder groups summarised on an innovative web based platform. Graffolution will provide an extensive “Collaborative Knowledge Base” empowering city administrations, public transport services and law enforcement agencies to share statistics, knowledge, good practices and prevention strategies using intuitive modules and cooperation features. Additionally, the Graffolution platform will contain an interactive “Open Information Hub” addressing local communities, citizens and sprayers to strengthen public awareness and enforce the prevention of illegal spraying activities, using effectual tools and visualisations. Through the integration of social media features and channels young people and especially the sprayer community will be reached.
The Graffolution project will lead to elementary research results and joint approaches integrating all interest groups to reduce illegal Graffiti in Europe with a strong pioneering nature in a global context. The created web platform will serve as a central instance against graffiti vandalism for all experts, stakeholders and citizens being expandable with future data, apps and effective solutions that supports artistic expression while preserving public and private property and safety.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/visual arts
  • /social sciences/law/law enforcement agencies
  • /social sciences/law
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/public transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

SYNYO GmbH
Address
Otto-bauer-gasse 5/14
1060 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 547 870
Administrative Contact
Peter Leitner (Dr.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 100 840
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Gutierrez (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 227 560
Address
272 High Holburn
WC1V 7EY London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Willmoth Simon (Mr.)
SINE-INSTITUT GEM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 289 120
Address
Lilienstrasse 3
81669 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kerstin Dressel (Dr.)
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya
Spain
EU contribution
€ 32 480
Address
Carrer Del Cardenal Sentmenat 4
08017 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Santiago Zamora (Mr.)
LONDON BOROUGH OF ISLINGTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 34 580
Address
Upper Street Town Hall Islington
N1 2UD London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kenny Wilks (Mr.)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER
France
EU contribution
€ 73 310
Address
Rue Jean Rey 16
75015 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Oana Patraulescu
ETICAS RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 191 280
Address
Calle Ferlandina 49
08001 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Javier Warleta Alcina (Mr.)