TACKLE INSECURITY IN MARGINALIZED AREAS – 653004
The MARGIN project coordination activities are intended to contribute to the creation of sustainable modes of cooperation between stakeholders dealing with security issues.
The project provides policy makers with evidence-based tools for developing and assessing strategies targeted at the reduction of insecurity among different demographic and socioeconomic groups. It sets up an international environment for knowledge exchange involving some of the leading EU institutions in Crime Victimization Surveys (CVSs). Along with police statistics, CVSs have become an internationally recognized tool for identifying and analysing factors affecting public and personal perceptions of insecurity.
Perception of insecurity arises as a very heterogeneous concept not limited to actual crime rates but encompassing a wide range of other aspects including personal wellbeing, trust in public institutions, justice and social integration. MARGIN addresses the topic of insecurity by taking into account its heterogeneity.
Based on previous and on-going research activities, the project’s specific aims are:
- to create a framework enabling end-users to contrast objective and subjective measures of insecurity (i.e. compare police statistics with CVS data);
- to develop and validate a thematic survey with a sample of 15.400 citizens that allows for the assessment of the impact of demographic, socio-economic and socio-geographic variables on the perception of insecurity;
- to investigate the socio-cultural determinants of insecurity perception through the implementation of anthropological fieldwork in five EU countries;
- to share best practices and outcomes in a final event with 100 key end-users. By deepening the understanding of the root causes of insecurity, MARGIN is expected to foster the creation of community resilience practices empowering citizens (especially among those at risk of exclusion) to better face risks and increase the public and personal perception of security.
(Political motivated crime
in the light of current migration flows)
PoMigra (Political motivated crime in the light of current migration flows – a transnational situation report and development of practical prevention measures) is an international cooperation project of eight countries, initiated by the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany and funded by the Internal Security Fund from the European Union – German National Program ISF. It intends to support prevention of extremism and deradicalisation as well as improvement of protection of the people from politically motivated crime. The project started with the kick off meeting in September of 2016. In this project, scientific institutes and research units from security agencies are participating, among others the Terrorism/Extremism Research Unit at the Federal Criminal Police Office, Germany, the Masaryk University, Czech Republic and the National Institute of Criminology, Hungary.