ICT4COP Final Conference
Community-based policing and post-conflict police reform: 12-13 November
Understanding human security in post-conflict areas was at the core of this large-scale, multi-national project. Join us for discussions on the findings with a lively programme that includes UN Police Adviser Luis Carrilho, Guy Vinet (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) and many more.
Over a 5-year period, the EU-funded project Community-Based Policing and Post-Conflict Police Reform (ICT4COP) explored community-based policing initiatives in 11 case countries and the potential of information and communication technologies to support such efforts. Where conventional top-down police reforms fail, community-based policing (COP) may succeed - but not without its own challenges.
Join us for a 2-day online presentation and discussion on the findings of this project. The event is free but registration is required. The link to the event will be sent to registered participants. Check the text in your registration confirmation email.
In post-conflict regions around the world, insecurity is commonplace with reforms often resulting in militaristic police forces rather than community-oriented police services. For researchers and policymakers alike, community-based policing holds great promise as an approach that promotes human security, where conventional, top-down police reforms have failed.
The event kicks off with a welcome speech and keynote address on the role of community-based policing in law enforcement. We will then provide an overview of the research, main findings, outcomes and key recommendations of the ICT4COP project as a whole. This will be followed by a presentation and discussion from each of the teams that conducted regional research in Africa and Central America, and a session on the technology pilots that were implemented in Pakistan, Kosovo, Guatemala and Kenya. The session will conclude with a summary of the day’s proceedings.
The second day will begin with a short review of the previous day and set the stage for the day’s proceedings. This will be followed by a presentation and discussion from the research teams focusing on South Asia and South East Europe, as well as a presentation of the resources developed by ICT4COP including the project’s e-platform containing the e-handbook, e-learning course, and other relevant materials. This will be followed by a high-level panel session where project researchers and prominent EU and UN police advisors will discuss the topic of COP and post-conflict police reform: Implications for EU policy. The event will conclude with a summary of the two-day conference, and a discussion of the way forward.
"The event will bring together researchers, practitioners and top policy makers to learn about our extensive research findings from five years of studying community policing and police reform in 12 post-conflict countries. Please join us for two inspiring days of discussion and debate!", says Project Leader Ingrid Nyborg.
|Day 1: Thursday 12 November|
Cecilia Dunster, Conference Host, Chief Inspector, Thames Valley Police, Oxford, UK.
May‐Kristin Ensrud, Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Safety, Norwegian representative at the Programme Board for Secure Societies.
|09:10‐09:25||Keynote: Law Enforcement in Europe and Beyond: A Role for Community‐Based Policing?||José Romero Morgaz, Policy Officer, DG HOME, Organised Crime and Drug Policy.|
Ingrid Nyborg, Project Leader, Associate Professor, Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric), Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Tor Damkås, Chief Superintendent, Norwegian Police University College
|10:10‐10:45||Regional Findings ‐ Africa||Session Moderator: Stian Lid, Researcher, OsloMet|
|10:45‐11:05||Regional Findings: Africa. Comments and Discussion||Plenum|
|11:35‐12:10||Regional Findings: Central America||Session Moderator: John‐Andrew McNeish, Professor, Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric), Norwegian University of Life Sciences|
|12:10‐12:30||Regional Findings: Central America. Comments and Discussion||Plenum|
|12:40‐13:15||Technology Pilots. Community Policing and ICT in Practice: Pilots from Pakistan, Kosovo,|
Guatemala and Kenya.
|Arunima Sehgal Mukherjee, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo|
|13:15‐13:35||Technology Pilots: Comments and Discussion||Plenum|
|13:35‐13:40||Day 1 Summary||Cecilia Dunster, Conference Host|
|Day 2: Friday 13 November|
|09:00‐09:05||Review of Day 1 and Introduction to Day 2||Cecilia Dunster, Conference Host|
|09:05‐09:40||Regional Findings: South Asia||Session Moderator: Ingrid Nyborg, Project Leader, NMBU|
|09:40‐10:00||Regional Findings: South Asia. Comments and Discussion||Plenum|
|10:10‐10:45||Regional Findings: South East Europe||Session Moderator: Fabienne Coenders, Faculty of Law, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany|
|10:45‐11:05||Regional Findings: South East Europe. Comments and Discussion||Plenum|
|11:35‐11:45||Resources available from ICT4COP: Presentation of the e‐platform, e‐learning, e‐handbooks,|
special issues and policy briefs
|Daniel Juddson Lohmann, Leader of Work Package 11, Faculty of Landscape and Society, Norwegian University of Life Sciences|
Panel Session. Community oriented policing and post‐conflict police reform: Implications for EU
In this session, project participants and police policy experts will be challenged by the moderator to
Police policy experts:
Luis Carrilho, United Nations Police Adviser, Police Commissioner
A. Heather Coyne, International Police Expert and member of the ICT4COP Police
Summary and the way forward
Guy Vinet, Head of the Strategic Police Matters Unit/Transnational Threats Department, OSCE
Ingrid Nyborg, Project Leader, NMBU