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Community-Based Policing and Post-Conflict Police Reform

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.
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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 (11)

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NORWEGIAN MINISTRY OF JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 390 525

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 316 143

RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 370 836

NORSK UTENRIKSPOLITISK INSTITUTT

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 287 776

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 229 732

SOCIAL IMPACT LAB CIC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 167 822,01

APPLIED INTELLIGENCE ANALYTICS LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 83 830

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 70 558

OSLOMET - STORBYUNIVERSITETET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 191 888

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BY- OG REGIONFORSKNING

Norway

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 702 275,24

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 653909

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 May 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 999 999

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 998

Coordinated by:

NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET

Norway