A dear friend
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend Günter Halvax. He has worked without hesitation to support the European Neighbourhood Watch Association and contributed significantly to its growth and development. His tireless work, extraordinary dedication and commitment…Tags: EUNWA Günter Halvax
- Neighbourhood Watch and victims support: a possible cooperation
E.U.N.W.A. annual meeting 2022: Awarding Excellences
E.U.N.W.A. Spirit An informal atmosphere and a great desire to meet again in person. An opportunity to exchange experiences and network. A common interest in learning more about the realities of Neighbourhood Watch in the different European countries. This is…
After two years of virtual meetings, we are happy to inform you that the EUNWA annual event is finally back “in person” and we would like to warmly invite you to join it! This year the event will take place…
Neighbourhood Watch: a matter of trust
The Neighbourhood Watch programme has its roots in the criminological 'Situational Prevention' and 'Theory of Routine Activity’. The scope of intervention of Neighbourhood Watch is very specific, and never overlaps with the functions performed by the police: the repression of…
The dilated time of the Crisis
100 days of war between Russia and Ukraine, 4100 civilians dead including 260 children. 5000 injured. 6.8 million Ukrainian refugees. 810 days of Covid19 and its variants, 528,275,339 confirmed cases worldwide of which 6,293,4214 died. We have been taught that…
- Learning to anticipate the unexpected
Neighbourhood Watch in Europe: the French case
Interview with Thierry Chicha, President of "Voisins Vigilants et Solidaires” In France over the last decade, the Voisins Vigilants et Solidaire (VVS) programme has developed strongly and gained a lot of public visibility. We interviewed its President, Mr Thierry Chicha,…Tags: Neighbourhood Watch France
Open Data and Crime Prevention: the Italian case
As reported by Prof. Battistelli in 20131 , "from the 80s of the twentieth century a significant change in the concept of safety has taken place. The traditional concept of public safety has turned into the more specific notion of…Tags: Open Data Crime Prevention
In the burglar's mind
Throughout time and culture, human beings have always had the urge to take goods that are not their own. Entire civilisations of the past have based their existence and success on this attitude. It is thanks to laws, moral codes,…
Why our home can be a target?
One of the many questions we ask ourselves when our house is burgled is 'Why did the burglars choose my house? The truth is that there is no single answer. There are many factors that can contribute to the burglar's…
We have to start from the assumption that there is no such thing as a 100% safe house. If the offender had unlimited time at his disposal, all houses would be violable. Therefore, it is really important to drastically reduce…Tags: Neighbourhood Watch Opportunities reduction Access control Target hardening Surveillance Assets identificationRead more...
Why does the Neighbourhood Watch work and sometimes not work as it should?
The protagonists of Neighbourhood Watch are citizens who are committed to protecting their assets and their safety, using their natural ability to interpret the micro context they live in.Tags: Context interpretation Neighbourhood Watch Neighbours Routine Activity Theory Vulnerabilities & Opportunities Risks mitigation NW limiting factorsRead more...
Neighbourhood Watch efficiency - Instant messaging applications: the best solution?
EUNWA is promoting a research on the use of instant messaging apps in Neighbourhood Watch activities in Europe.Read more...
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