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Unity

Objective

The Unity vision is to strengthen the connection between the police and the diverse communities they serve to maximise the safety and security of all citizens. The end-user focus of Unity shall identify best practices in Community Policing (CP) through primary and secondary research to enhance cooperation between Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and citizens through the development and live pilot demonstrations of technological tools in six EU member states that facilitate, strengthen and accelerate community and LEAs communications. These tools shall be amplified and supported by the design and delivery of CP training and awareness raising activities to LEAs, citizens and community partners, including online virtual communities. Unity will provide LEAs with a new CP model and shared framework of governance and enabling tools and technology to support closer cooperation for greater, more effective and efficient and more inclusive CP. The citizen-centred approach of Unity support the combined protection, safety, security and well-being of communities, but it will also support a more collective, shared ownership of large scale, collective risk. Coordinated by pioneers and practitioners in CP, Unity seeks new ways of working in which the police will serve as a catalyst for change within communities, helping the latter to become an integral part of the solution, and thereby sharing the ownership and delivery of a sustainable CP model which simultaneously embraces the benefits of technology while meeting diverse community needs. This new and sustainable citizen-centred CP model will have community trust and confidence at its heart, with the ability for two-way flows of information and communication to allow for greater understanding of the problems and issues faced by communities. By working with citizens and community stakeholders to arrive at a full understanding of their concerns, targeted interventions and solutions can be agreed to keep local communities safe
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Coordinator

POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR WEST YORKSHIRE

Address

Laburnum Road
Wf1 3qp Wakefield

United Kingdom

Activity type

Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 688 125

Participants (15)

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SERCO BELGIUM SA

Belgium

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 530 000

POLIISIAMMATTIKORKEAKOULU

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 445 625

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 477 500

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 142 500

EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOUNDATION

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 127 500

HOCHSCHULE FUR DEN OFFENTLICHEN DIENST IN BAYERN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 299 375

RINICOM LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 331 250

TREELOGIC TELEMATICA Y LOGICA RACIONAL PARA LA EMPRESA EUROPEA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 233 125

POLICIJSKA AKADEMIJA

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

SERVICE PUBLIC FEDERAL INTERIEUR

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 195 065

Politsei- ja Piirivalveamet

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 108 200

UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI BITOLA

North Macedonia

EU Contribution

€ 63 885

EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 142 500

SERCO LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 486 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 653729

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    30 April 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 538 120

  • EU contribution

    € 4 330 900

Coordinated by:

POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR WEST YORKSHIRE

United Kingdom