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E2i – engage to innovate – Enhancing security solution design, adoption and impact through effective engagement and social innovation

Since August 2023, the DPT Institute for Applied Prevention Research (DPT-I) has been a partner in the EU engage2innovate project. Working with partners from Europe – Salford University and the Greater Manchester Police in Manchester, the State Criminal Police Office in Lower Saxony, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and the design company LOBA from Portugal – the project develops approaches to make security research and crime prevention more socially innovative across Europe.

In this context, DPT-I is exploring the concept of “social innovation” within the contexts of radicalization and urban security. Based on these key topics, the project aims to promote greater involvement of end-users, citizens and stakeholders within EU security research. It examines how the participation of citizens and end-users in crime prevention can be better achieved through social innovation and responsible research. To this end, a so-called security toolbox – comprising, among others, strategies, methods, recommendations for action, best practice examples, quality standards, and reference material – will be developed for law enforcement agencies and made available to them afterwards.

The project is funded by the EU`s HORIZON program “Social innovations as enablers of security solutions and increased security perception”.


CCI - Cutting Crime Impact

In October 2018, the EU project "Cutting Crime Impact – Practice-based innovation in preventing, investigating and mitigating high-impact petty crime" was launched. The DPT is participating as a partner in this 36-month project. 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.

Background and Objectives: Crime has a significant negative impact on European citizens’ quality of life, community cohesion and the safety and security of the urban environment. The aim of the Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) project is to enable Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and security policymakers to adopt a preventative, evidence-based and sustainable approach to tackling high-impact petty crime. Tailored to the needs of end-users, CCI will design, develop and demonstrate four Toolkits covering:

  1.     Predictive Policing
  2.     Community Policing
  3.     Crime Prevention through Urban Design and Planning
  4.     Measuring and Mitigating Citizens’ Feelings of Insecurity

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Find information and recordings of our webinar series with the CCI project here or on our YouTube Channel.

Find information and the recording of CCI´s Final Conference "Designing Security Futures" on 24 & 25 November 2021 here!