More than 200 crime prevention experts from around the world gathered in Brussels on 28-29. of April for the European Crime Prevention Conference (ECPC2022). The conference is organized every 2 years by the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN). The purpose of this organization is to increase and improve cooperation, coordination and exchange of information in the field of crime prevention. This conference also contributed to this goal.
Our representative was also present at the conference. Participants were able to attend a series of lectures led by European leaders in crime prevention such as Jaap De Waard or Paul Ekblom. In addition to joint lectures, we attended workshops on Myths in Crime Prevention, How to Manage Crime Prevention Projects and What Really Prevents Home Burglary.
At the conference, we met with many representatives of crime prevention authorities, for example from Poland, Ukraine, Spain, the Netherlands or Belgium, and of course a representative of the Crime Prevention Department of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic. There have been a number of interesting debates on various crime prevention topics, which have given us a lot of food for thought and ideas that we will certainly use in our work.
We believe that such events help to create a strong crime prevention system at both the national and international levels. At the same time, we hope that the next conferences will be at least as successful, rich in interesting topics and will be attended by more representatives of the private sector. Last but not least, we must also thank the organizers for the smooth running of the whole conference and we look forward to meeting again in 2 years.