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Tackle Insecurity in Marginalized Areas

Objective

The MARGIN project coordination activities are intended to contribute to the creation of sustainable modes of cooperation between stakeholders dealing with security issues. The project provides policy makers with evidence-based tools for developing and assessing strategies targeted at the reduction of insecurity among different demographic and socioeconomic groups. It sets up an international environment for knowledge exchange involving some of the leading EU institutions in Crime Victimization Surveys (CVSs). Along with police statistics, CVSs have become an internationally recognized tool for identifying and analysing factors affecting public and personal perceptions of insecurity. Perception of insecurity arises as a very heterogeneous concept not limited to actual crime rates but encompassing a wide range of other aspects including personal wellbeing, trust in public institutions, justice and social integration. MARGIN addresses the topic of insecurity by taking into account its heterogeneity. Based on previous and on-going research activities, the project's specific aims are: (1) to create a framework enabling end-users to contrast objective and subjective measures of insecurity (i.e. compare police statistics with CVS data), (2) to develop and validate a thematic survey with a sample of 15.400 citizens that allows for the assessment of the impact of demographic, socio-economic and socio-geographic variables on the perception of insecurity (3) to investigate the socio-cultural determinants of insecurity perception through the implementation of anthropological fieldwork in five EU countries (4) to share best practices and outcomes in a final event with 100 key end-users. By deepening the understanding of the root causes of insecurity, MARGIN is expected to foster the creation of community resilience practices empowering citizens (especially among those at risk of exclusion) to better face risks and increase the public and personal perception of security.

Call for proposal

H2020-FCT-2014
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 437 432,50

Participants (6)

ORSZAGOS KRIMINOLOGIAI INTEZET
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 176 587,50
Address
Maros Street 6A
1122 Budapest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES HAUTES ETUDES DE LA SECURITE ET DE LA JUSTICE
France
EU contribution
€ 330 080
Address
Ecole Militaire - 1, Place Joffre-case 39
75700 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 182 130
Address
Piazza Dell'ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 326 322
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROCRIME - RESEARCH, TRAINING ANDCONSULTING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 254 165
Address
Via Machiavelli 43
50026 Val Di Pesa Fi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Departament d'Interior - Generalitat de Catalunya
Spain
EU contribution
€ 174 682,50
Address
Carrer Diputació 355
08009 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)