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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).

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/smart city
  • /social sciences/law
  • /social sciences/sociology
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection

Call for proposal

H2020-FCT-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
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Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Netherlands
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 008 039,75

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UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
EU contribution
€ 318 031,25
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University Campus, Tal-qroqq
2080 Msida
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 257 020
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LABORATORIO DI SCIENZE DELLA CITTADINANZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Via Guido Reni 56
00195 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
HOPLITE SOFTWARE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 410 750
Address
Plaza De San Marcos 3 Atico C
37002 Salamanca
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PRAVO I INTERNET FOUNDATION
Bulgaria
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€ 216 710
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54 Balgarska Morava Str Fl 7
1000 Sofia
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Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 275 937,50
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Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
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Research Organisations
UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU
Serbia
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€ 75 000
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Dr Zorana Dindica 1
21000 Novi Sad
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NUTCRACKER RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 260 625
Address
67 Kensington Road
UB5 6AW Northolt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
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€ 309 932,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
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Research Organisations
SERVICIUL DE TELECOMUNICATII SPECIALE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 183 125
Address
Splaiul Independentei 323 A Sector 6
060044 Bucuresti
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ACADEMIA NATIONALA DE INFORMATII MIHAI VITEAZUL
Romania
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€ 123 256,25
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Soseaua Odaii 20
013601 Bucuresti
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTUL PENTRU TEHNOLOGII AVANSATE
Romania
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€ 156 375
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10 Dinu Vintila Street, 2Th District
021102 Bucharest
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Other
MINERVA CONSULTING & COMMUNICATION

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Belgium
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€ 0
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Av. De Tervuren 32-34
1040 Brussels
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
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€ 317 370
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Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER FOR SOUTH YORKSHIRE
United Kingdom
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€ 25 000
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5 Carbrook Hall Road
S9 2EH Sheffield
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTERIO DA ADMINISTRACAO INTERNA
Portugal
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€ 161 250
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Rua Capelo 11
1249-110 Lisboa
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COMUNE DI FIRENZE
Italy
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€ 161 250
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Piazza Signoria 1
50122 Firenze
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LUDWIG BOLTZMANN GESELLSCHAFT OSTERREICHISCHE VEREINIGUNG ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG
Austria
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€ 131 043,75
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Nussdorfer Strasse 64/6
1090 Wien
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Research Organisations
FEDERATION AUTONOME DE LA FONCTION PUBLIQUE TERRITORIALE ET DES ETABLISSEMENTS PUBLICS
France
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€ 165 000
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96 Rue Blanche
75009 Paris
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Inspectoratul General al Politiei Romane
Romania
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€ 87 500
Address
Sos Stefan Cel Mare 13-15
020123 Bucuresti
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NIEDERSACHSISCHES MINISTERIUM FUR INNERES UND SPORT
Germany
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€ 120 000
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Lavesallee 6
30169 Hannover
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
YOURIS.COM
Belgium
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€ 413 250
Address
Dreve Du Pressoir 38
1190 Brussels
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Other
AN GARDA SIOCHANA
Ireland
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€ 100 250
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Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park
D8 Dublin
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)