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Webinar: Evidence-based crime prevention: the EUCPN’s role in an emerging field 

24 June 2024, 14:00-15:30 CEST


The European Crime Prevention Network is a platform for knowledge exchange on crime prevention which extends across the 27 EU Member States. The EUCPN is Member State-driven and co-funded by the European Union. In recent years, it has become one of the main actors in promoting evidence-based crime prevention in the EU and supporting frontline workers in the adoption of the principles of evidence-based prevention through the development of ready-to-implement tools, consultancy, and capacity-building.  

In this webinar, Stijn Aerts (EUCPN) will reflect on the state of evidence-based crime prevention in the EU, including how it compares and translates to other domains, such as substance use prevention. Results from an EU-wide survey among crime prevention practitioners, commissioned by the EUCPN, will be cited. Insufficiently developed prevention infrastructures are the main reason that the crime prevention field is lagging. This is illustrated by means of examples of exceptions to the rule. 

Finally, Stijn will introduce the main tools and services developed by the EUCPN to promote and support evidence-based prevention, paying attention to lessons learned, successes, and failures. These include, among others, a registry of effective interventions and several trainings for practitioners and decision-makers. 

Register to the webinar to learn more about how to do evidence-based prevention and how EUCPN is supporting practitioners for adopting evidence-based practice through ready-to-implement tools, consultancy, and capacity-building. 


14:00 – 14:10 

Introduction and Welcome to the INDEED Webinar Series – Kai Brand Jacobsen, Department of Peace Operations – PATRIR & Senior Expert, INDEED Knowledge Series

14:10 14:25 

The state of evidence-based crime prevention in the EU: Presenting results from an EU-wide survey commissioned by EUCPN Stijn Aerts, Coordinator of the Secretariat of the European Crime Prevention Network 

14:25 – 14:45

Supporting evidence-based prevention: Tools and services developed by the EUCPN Stijn Aerts, Coordinator of the Secretariat of the European Crime Prevention Network 

14:45 – 15:20 

Promoting evidence-based crime prevention: EUCPN lessons learned, successes, and failures – Stijn Aerts, Coordinator of the Secretariat of the European

  • Moderated Q&A

15:20 – 15:30 

Wrap-up and Overview of Upcoming EventsKai Brand Jacobsen, PATRIR

  • The INDEED Policy Forum (27-28 June 2024) 
  • Policy recommendations workshop: The importance of evaluation for effective designing and evaluation of PVE / CVE / De-radicalisation initiatives (12 July 2024) 
  • INDEED Final Event and 2nd International Policy & Practitioners Forum: Advancing Evidence-Based Policy, Practice and Evaluation in the P/CVE, De-radicalisation and Crime Prevention Fields & Shaping the Future (11-13 September 2024) 
  • INDEED Webinars & Podcasts 


To attend the webinar, please register via the registration form available here by 23 June 2024. The link to the meeting will be sent automatically after the registration.

If you have any questions related to the webinar, please contact the INDEED office (office@indeedproject.eu). Feel free to forward this invitation to people for whom the topic may be of interest.