Designing Security Futures - Framing European Security through Human-Centred Innovation

The DPT is participating as a partner in the 36-month project "Cutting Crime Impact – Practice-based innovation in preventing, investigating and mitigating high-impact petty crime". CCI aims to encourage wider EU adoption of effective approaches to safety and security, and develops an extended European Security Model that includes high-impact petty crime and citizens’ feelings of insecurity. The project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Now the project is coming to and end and we are very pleased that CCI´s final Conference Designing Security Futures took place on 24 and 25 November 2021 at Le Bouche à Oreille, in the heart of Brussels, and online.


Find the programme and more information on CCI´s Website.

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Highlights from "Designing Security Futures"


Here you can find a recording of the livestream. Since most parts of the conference were broadcast live, online participation was also possible.

DAY 1 | Designing Security Futures - Framing European Security through Human-Centred Innovation

DAY 2 | Designing Security Futures - Framing European Security through Human-Centred Innovation

CCI enabled six law enforcement agencies (LEAs) to adopt a human-centred innovation process for researching, defining, developing and demonstrating practical solutions to real problems facing police, their partners and citizens.

Designing Security Futures attendees will learn about adopting a human-centred innovation approach in the security context. Speakers will explore how the approach:

  • Enables problem framing – so the right problem is being tackled
  • Ensures feasibility – so solutions perform as intended
  • Improves implementation – so solutions suit the identified user group and context — be they police officers, policymakers or citizens.

Designing Security Futures explores and discusses the results of CCI with presentations of the eight Tools developed by LEA project partners.

Designing Security Futures addresses security policy at the EU, state and local levels, introducing a new and extended European Security Model.

Policy papers will be launched in four areas: (i) Predictive Policing; (ii) Community Policing; (iii) Crime Prevention through Urban Design & Planning (CP-UDP); and (iv) Citizens' feelings of insecurity.

This event will include presentations, discussions and workshops exploring human-centred approaches to innovating security solutions and ways of integrating different strategies across EU contexts.



The conference venue is Le Bouche à Oreille — a former convent close to the Parc du Cinquantenaire in the heart of the European Quarter of Brussels. See for further information on the venue.
Le Bouche à Oreille
Rue Félix Hap 11
1040 Etterbeek
Brussels, BE

Know how to travel to the venue: from the airport, via bus and from the railway station.


Hotels and Restaurants nearby

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Hotels nearby: Our event team have identified five hotels from 750m to 2.6km away from the venue, Le Bouche à Oreille.

Restaurants nearby: Our event team have identified some restaurants nearby the conference venue of Le Bouche à Oreille — should you wish to continue your discussions over dinner in the evening.


Hygiene concept

In order to comply with the updated Covid rules recently implemented in Brussels, the conference will be enforcing a number of mandatory measures. These include:

  1. Attendees will need to show proof of full vaccination or a negative PCR test or certification of recovery: This is the so-called Covid Safe Ticket, which should display a QR code. The QR code will be scanned by conference staff before you enter the venue. Only those complying with the Belgian Covid Safe Ticket will be allowed access to the conference venue.

  2. Masks will be mandatory at all times within the conference venue, except when eating or drinking. We strongly suggest you bring with you a medical-grade mask, in case these are made mandatory in a future update by the Belgium authorities.

More details on the updated Covid rules for Brussels and the Covid Safe Ticket can be found here:

Please check for specific restrictions on entry to Belgium from the country you are travelling from here:

Check HERE our hygiene concept.