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Community-Based Policing and Post-Conflict Police Reform

Objective

The challenges of international police reform assistance are formidable. Conventional top-down institutional reform has proven neither effective nor sustainable. Community-based policing (COP) holds promise, however evaluations have pointed to a lack of in-depth understanding of police-community relations in police reform assistance. This project will conduct integrated social and technical research on COP in post-conflict countries in S.E. Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America. New knowledge, reflection on lessons learnt and “best practices” will support both national police and EU/International police reform assistance. The project will lead to a better understanding of police-community relations, and innovation in information and communication technology (ICT) for enhancing these relations in post-conflict countries undergoing serious security reform. Linking social and technological research, the project will study social, cultural, human security, legal and ethical dimensions of COP to understand how citizens and police can develop sustainable relations with the use of ICTs. We will explore how technological innovation can support COP in crime reporting and prevention. The project will explore ICT solutions to facilitate, strengthen and accelerate positive COP efforts and police-citizen interactions where trust levels are weak. Solutions will depend on the context and identified needs of end-users: communities, local police, national and international police (EU/UN), and policymakers, and may include citizen reporting, information monitoring, mobile value transfer, or improved organizational systems. The project includes a Policing Experts Network whose role is to support research planning, and dissemination and exploitation of findings, grounding the research in police practice. This will ensure findings are communicated by engaged police practitioners, and directly applied in COP education and training curricula in Europe and case countries.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

H2020-FCT-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 188 612,75

Participants (10)

NORWEGIAN MINISTRY OF JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Norway
EU contribution
€ 390 525
Address
Gullhaug Torg 4A
0030 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 316 143
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 370 836
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORSK UTENRIKSPOLITISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 287 776
Address
C J Hambros Plass 2D
0164 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 229 732
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOCIAL IMPACT LAB CIC

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 167 822,01
Address
145-157 St John Street
EC1 4PW London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
APPLIED INTELLIGENCE ANALYTICS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 83 830
Address
Island View Tower Street
K56TX28 Rush Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 70 558
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OSLOMET - STORBYUNIVERSITETET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 191 888
Address
Pilestredet 46
0167 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 702 275,24
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments