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INSPEC2T (Inspiring CitizeNS Participation for Enhanced Community PoliCing AcTions) Project

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Community engagement/empowerment, Training for first line practitioners
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INSPEC2T Project Coordinator is the Center for Security Studies (KEMEA)

 

KEMEA has been established as the Greek Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction (former Public Order & Citizen Protection) think tank on security policies. KEMEA is a scientific, consulting and research agency, whose purpose is to conduct theoretical and applied research and to produce studies, particularly at a strategic level, on issues concerning security policies.

 

KEMEA also provides advisory and consulting services to the Ministry of Citizen Protection & Public Order and other Public and Private authorities on these same issues. KEMEA up to now is successfully participating in more than 60 Projects of the EC, ESA and of National Resources. It has also represented the Greek Government to the European Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF) of the European Commission and is a Member to the Board of Directors of the European Organization for Security (EOS).

 

KEMEA has been appointed in 2011 (Presidential Decree No39/06.05.2011) as the “National Contact Point” for the protection of ECIs (“EPCIP contact point”) of Directive 2008/114/EC of the Council of December 8th 2008 “regarding the definition and designation of the European Critical infrastructures and the assessment of the need to improve the protection of such infrastructures”.

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KEMEA,
P.Kanellopoulou 4,
10177, Athens,
Greece

Contact: 

Dr George Leventakis
gleventakis@kemea.gr
(+30) 210 7481630, int. 331
http://www.kemea.gr
http://inspec2t-project.eu

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Project description:

INSPEC2T is a three-year project that started in May 2015. The project is funded by the European Commission, under the “H2020-FCT-2014 Ethical/Societal Dimension Topic 2: Enhancing cooperation between law enforcement agencies and citizens - Community policing” call.

INSPEC2T projects’ scope is to develop a sustainable framework for Community Policing that effectively addresses and promotes seamless collaboration between the police and the community.

INSPEC2T approach bases its conceptual foundations on EU crime prevention and Member States specific Internal Security Policies, validated research results and best practices from cooperation between police and local, regional and national communities. This is perceived as an origin to apprehend special characteristics, particularities and determinants for trust between all stakeholders.

Special focus will be given to Community Policing awareness raising activities for both police and citizens. The above activities and associated results, will provide a solid foundation for the evolution of the Next Generation Community Policing roadmap in Europe.

Among others, INSPEC2T will help prevent radicalization by including in the test cases tackling with minority groups and by helping increase the bonds between various user groups and the police.

INSPEC2T project expects to have a positive impact on societies and community policing in the following ways:

  • Better community policing through more effective and efficient tools, procedures and approaches that match the needs and requirements of users.
  • INSPEC2T will deliver awareness raising activities, a communication platform and training solutions. Each of these will accommodate for underlying societal, cultural, ethical and legal principles.
  • Improved early warning and identification of public safety and security risks.
  • Enhanced crime reporting by allowing citizens and community to report incidents and perceived offences/crime more efficiently and effectively.
  • More proficient timely intervention, as more accurate and efficient information is available, which also impacts the process of crime solving indirectly.
  • Strengthened and accelerated communication (and collaboration) between citizens and police forces.
  • Strengthened community cohesion and a reduction in feelings of insecurity.

Deliverables:

INSPEC2T project aims to design, develop and demonstrate a set of technology applications, targeting enhanced Community Policing activities. Driven from accommodated transnational and multicultural best practices, it adheres to an approach where social, cultural, legal and ethical dimensions are embedded into core user centric design specifications and implementation procedures.

Special focus will be given to Community Policing awareness raising activities for both police and citizens. The above activities and associated results, will provide a solid foundation for the evolution of the Next Generation Community Policing roadmap in Europe.

INSPEC2T engagement and active participation is stimulated through fully dynamic, interactive and immersive Serious Game applications that empower players to familiarize themselves with the system, gain an intuitive understanding of its functionalities and motivate their engagement in Community Policing activities.

INSPEC2T will be demonstrated and validated in 5 EU cities by a wide range of relevant stakeholders.

After the project is finished, the handbook of Next Generation of Community Policing will be published, as well as training material for users of the platform.