Research Areas

Research Areas

Research Areas

The ICT4COP research project is organised around 11 'Work Packages', each with a specific set of responsibilities. 

Some work packages are administrative, some have a regional focus and some concentrate on crosscutting research themes. 

Work Package 1 - Project Management

Work Package 1 - Project Management

This is an administrative work package, tasked with the administrative management of the project. 

Work Package 2 - Project Methodology and Comparative Analysis

Work Package 2 - Project Methodology and Comparative Analysis

This project takes an explorative methodological approach in which ‘co-creation of knowledge’ is a fundamental tenet.

Work Package 3 - Technological Development

Work Package 3 - Technological Development

Understanding how vulnerable communities engage with technology to cope with insecurities is a central part of our project. 

Work Package 4 - Police Training & Education

Work Package 4 - Police Training & Education

Our project is rooted in policing practice and international policing expertise. 

Work Package 5 - Youth

Work Package 5 - Youth

In conflict-ridden and post-conflict societies, some groups in society are more vulnerable than others, and youth may be such a group. 

Work Package 6 - Gender

Work Package 6 - Gender

Among vulnerable groups in post-conflict societies, women are often included specifically. But men, too, face may be at particular risk. Gender relations are therefore especially important in this project.  

Work Package 7 - Africa

Work Package 7 - Africa

In Africa, our research concentrates on Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.

Work Package 8 - South Asia

Work Package 8 - South Asia

In Asia, we conduct research in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Work Package 9 - Central America

Work Package 9 - Central America

In Central America, we conduct research in Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador.

Work Package 10 - South East Europe

Work Package 10 - South East Europe

In South-East Europe, we conduct research in Serbia, Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Work Package 11 - Dissemination and Exploitation of Results

Work Package 11 - Dissemination and Exploitation of Results

This work package is an administrative one, having as its purpose to engage different audiences in the knowledge that is created by our research efforts.