European Crime Prevention Award 2021

The European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN) will 8. a 9. prosince vyhlašovat ceny projektů prevence kiminality 2021. The 3 best projects from all EU Member States will be selected and will receive additional funding. The ceremony also serves to bring preventionists across the EU and share practical experience. The theme of this year is bullying among teenagers, both online and offline. .

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Siemens Cybersecurity 2021

During October and November, we thoroughly tracked a series of webcasts organized by Siemens: Cybersecurity 2021. Despite the complexity of this area, the individual lectures were very well conducted so that even lay people could understand the issue. The lectures cover a number of areas in the field of cybersecurity, such as organizational rules for the security of ICT systems, cyber security in health care, energy, rail transport and industrial production, or cybersecurity and the Internet of Things.

In individual segments, you can get acquainted with new threats and possibilities of cybersecurity. In many cases, guests present various concepts based on concrete examples from practice, which are very easy to grasp even for laymen. Records from individual lectures can be found here.

Rapidly responding railway safety network – results of a survey on measures to increase subjective and objective safety

The very nature of open systems and critical infrastructure in rail transport forces railway operators to explore various ways to permanently increase safety. One of these options is to increase subjective and objective security. The set of safety measures is composed of several factors, their relevance is continuously examined by surveys organized by the International Union of Railways

(UIC). These factors are sound detection systems, separation systems / access control systems, obstacles on platforms, acoustic public address systems, lighting adjustments and employee visibility.

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We took part in a discussion on the EU tool for measuring and evaluating safety in cities

On 9.4. a virtual conference was held on the topic of the developed tool for measuring and evaluating safety in public spaces (primarily cities) within the framework of the European Union program – The Urban Agenda for the EU. The meeting was attended by representatives of the research team and over 30 experts from across Europe. During the conference, the tool itself and its principles were introduced. After the introduction, a discussion took place, where these experts were given the opportunity to comment on individual parts of the instrument, or to propose changes. Although the tool is currently being prepared for evaluation in larger cities, according to the authors, the tool will be easy to use for larger (regions) and smaller areas (small cities).

The discussion was very fruitful and gave the team responsible for developing the tool a few ideas to think about and modify the tool. A substantial part of the discussion handled the usability of the tool in practice, more precisely the administrative costs of using the tool. Many experts pointed to the fact that even a well-thought-out and elaborated tool can be unusable in practice if the complexity of its use will be beyond the capacity of municipal / regional authorities. The researchers confirmed that they are familiar with this problem and are trying to come up with a solution that would facilitate the deployment of the tool in practice.

Nevertheless, we hope that the developed tool will become a high-quality universal way to evaluate and measure safety of public spaces. We will continue to monitor developments and look forward to the potential use of the tool in our activities in the conditions of the Czech Republic.

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