Activity of the European Union in the field of justice, freedom and security
On this webpage you can find an overview of key sites, documentation and (summaries of) legislation of the European Union with regard to the field of Justice, Freedom and Security.
Cross-Border Crime Colloquium
The Cross-Border Crime Colloquium is an annual event which brings together experts on international organised (economic) crime to discuss the latest developments in empirical research, legislation and law enforcement in Europe. Contributions to former colloquia are available via the website, as well as an overview of other relevant publications.
European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN)
The EUCPN was set up in May 2001 by an EU Council Decision to promote crime prevention activity in Member States across the EU, and to provide a means through which valuable good practice in preventing crime, mainly "traditional" crime, could be shared.
European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ)
This website seeks to provide information on the forum and on the restorative justice movement in Europe - and in the rest of the world - and to act as a mechanism to improve communication between all those interested in restorative justice.
European Forum for Urban Security (Efus)
Efus is a European network of 250 local authorities in 17 countries, a platform for exchanging knowledge and practices on all major issues of urban safety and security. Efus' aims are to strengthen crime prevention policies and to promote the role of local authorities in national and European policy-making.
European Offender Employment Forum (EOEF)
The Forum is a pan-European network whose aim is to tackle crime in Europe by reintegrating offenders into society. The site contains up to date information about initiatives in the offender employment field.
European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris)
Europris exists to improve co-operation among European Prison and Correctional Services, with the aim of improving the lives of prisoners and their families, enhancing public safety and security; reducing re-offending; and advancing professionalism in the corrections' field.
International Centre for Prison Studies
The International Centre for Prison Studies seeks to assist governments and other relevant agencies to develop appropriate policies on prisons and the use of imprisonment. It carries out its work on a project or consultancy basis for international agencies, governmental and non-governmental organisations.
United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
The objective of UNICRI is to contribute, through research, training, field activities and the collection, exchange and dissemination of information, to the formulation and implementation of improved policies in the field of crime prevention and control.
Victim Support Europe
Victim Support Europe promotes the establishment and development of victim rights and victim services throughout Europe, its members are organizations in Europe that provide assistance and information to victims of crime.