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Effective crime prevention methods are sought at conference in Helsinki

Ministry of Justice
Publication date 11.12.2019 12.29
Press release

The Ministry of Justice, together with the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN), will organise the European Crime Prevention Award and Best Practice Conference in Helsinki on 12 December 2019. The conference is part of the official programme of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

At the event, various crime prevention projects carried out in EU countries with the aim of reducing and preventing drug-related crime among young people will be presented and discussed, among other things.

The European Crime Prevention Award (ECPA) will be handed out in connection with the conference. A total of 17 crime prevention projects from different countries have been entered in the contest. The prize of EUR 10,000 will be awarded to a project that has successfully managed to reduce crime or the fear of crime. The rewarded project must also be capable of replication in other countries.

The conference is the main annual event of the European Crime Prevention Network. The network promotes cooperation between EU countries, shares and disseminates information on best practices in preventing crime, and provides tools and support for crime prevention efforts. 

A webcast of the conference can be viewed live here.


Minna Piispa, Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 150 223, [email protected]

Saija Sambou, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 150 352, [email protected]

Website of the European Crime Prevention Network

Website of the National Council for Crime Prevention

More information about the European Crime Prevention Award

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