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Citizen Interaction Technologies Yield Community Policing

Citizen Interaction Technologies Yield Community Policing

Objective

Theories underlying community policing received new impetus with the recent advent of smartphones and social media and especially user-generated content (UGC) where citizens engage in closer interaction with their local community and law enforcement agency (LEA). The years 2010-2014 have seen a rapid upsurge of smartphone apps aimed at improving crime reporting and other forms of UGC and interaction associated with community policing. Yet these apps are characterised by a predominantly Anglo-Saxon approach with the largest number originating in the USA, a few in Canada, Australia and with the UK apparently the only major EU state where there has been some take-up of these technologies. CITYCoP sets out to find out why the EU appears to be lagging behind although Community Policing is nominally a policy which has been put into action in a number of EU countries. It then goes on to develop a solution including a new smartphone app and on-line portal which are capable of being deployed in any European city while still retaining “local flavour” and diversity. These ICT solutions will also be designed from scratch to be fully compliant with strict privacy and data protection laws. A training scheme, including use of serious games, will be developed to assist training of officers and citizens in use of the app and portal. CITYCoP will benefit from a multi-disciplinary approach that will include the sociology of community policing as well as cognitive science perspectives of the citizen’s interaction with community and LEAs through technology. The partners in CITYCoP build on long years of successful collaboration in EU projects dealing with UGC, smart surveillance and privacy (CONSENT, SMART, RESPECT) positioning CITYCoP solutions to achieve integration into smart city eco-systems. CITYCoP will pilot deployments of multi-lingual smartphone apps, portals and serious games training packages in Bucharest (Romania), Lisbon (Portugal), Florence (Italy), Sheffield (UK).

Coordinator

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Address

Broerstraat 5
9712cp Groningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 008 039,75

Participants (24)

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UNIVERSITA TA MALTA

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 318 031,25

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 257 020

LABORATORIO DI SCIENZE DELLA CITTADINANZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 300 000

HOPLITE SOFTWARE SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 410 750

PRAVO I INTERNET FOUNDATION

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 216 710

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 275 937,50

UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 75 000

NUTCRACKER RESEARCH LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 260 625

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 309 932,50

SERVICIUL DE TELECOMUNICATII SPECIALE

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 183 125

ACADEMIA NATIONALA DE INFORMATII MIHAI VITEAZUL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 123 256,25

INSTITUTUL PENTRU TEHNOLOGII AVANSATE

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 156 375

MINERVA CONSULTING & COMMUNICATION

Belgium

HOGSKOLEN I GJOVIK

Norway

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 317 370

THE POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR SOUTH YORKSHIRE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 25 000

MINISTERIO DA ADMINISTRACAO INTERNA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 161 250

COMUNE DI FIRENZE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 161 250

LUDWIG BOLTZMANN GESELLSCHAFT OSTERREICHISCHE VEREINIGUNG ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 131 043,75

FEDERATION AUTONOME DE LA FONCTION PUBLIQUE TERRITORIALE ET DES ETABLISSEMENTS PUBLICS

France

EU Contribution

€ 165 000

Inspectoratul General al Politiei Romane

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 87 500

NIEDERSACHSISCHES MINISTERIUM FUR INNERES UND SPORT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 120 000

YOURIS.COM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 413 250

AN GARDA SIOCHANA

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 100 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 653811

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 May 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 576 716,25

  • EU contribution

    € 5 576 716

Coordinated by:

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands