News from the EUNWA
(European Neighbourhood Watch Association)

JULY 2016

Dear EUNWA member/network partner,
you are now receiving the July 2016, Newsletter.

Thank you for your active participation!


Karl Brunnbauer


  1. EUNWA Third Annual Conference Vienna Sep. 30 to Oct. 1, 2016
  2. Hotels near the conference venue
  3. Draft of Meeting Agenda Fall 2016
  4. Abstracts of Some Presentations
  5. Please REGISTER NOW or by email to with copy to
  6. AVOCET sponsorship
  7. Other partners
1. EUNWA Third Annual Conference Vienna Sep. 30 to Oct. 1, 2016
Please find below the latest version of the agenda draft for the forthcoming EUNWA conference in Vienna. There are some changes both in the speakers and in the sequence of presentations. Overall, the number of presentations has increased from 13 in the June version to 19 in the present version. Please take note.

We are also giving some additional topical information concerning the individual presentations as far as they are available at this time (see item 2: Abstracts of some presentations).

On the other hand, from experience we know that more changes will occur until the day of the conference. Two or three of the new speakers have not yet finally confirmed their appearance.

In the meantime we managed to finalize arrangements for the welcome dinner (get-together) on Thursday, Sep. 29, the dinner on Friday, Sep. 30, and the closing lunch on Saturday, Oct. 1. It is important for us to know how many persons will attend these functions, so please register now (if you have not already done so) using the following registration link:


2. There are a few hotels near the conference venue which we can recommend and which to date have rooms available.

If you need any assistance do not hesitate to contact us.

3. Draft of Meeting Agenda Fall 2016


Draft of Meeting Agenda Fall 2016                            Version 6 July 26, 2016

Date and Time


Presented by




Sep. 29, 2016

Arrival of participants, check-in at hotel






Welcome dinner (snack) at Waldemar Tagesbar, Altgasse 6, 1130 Vienna

All participants and guests




Sep. 30, 2016

Conference Location: Amtshaus Hietzing,
Hietzinger Kai 1-3, 1130 Vienna





09.00 – 09.15

Registration at conference hall

All participants and guests

09.15 – 09.30


Introduction and presentation of topics

Silke Kobald, Borough Mayor Vienna 13th District

Karl Brunnbauer

09.30 – 10.00

Keynote address: Asylum seekers - European Challenges and Chances

Michael Girardi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Austria

10.00 – 10.30

Best Practice Example: Love my Street – The Street Associations Initiative

Martin Graham, Birmingham

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee break, networking


11.00 – 11.30

Cyber Crime, a rising threat

Kate Algate, NHW England & Wales

11.30 – 11.45

Analysis of preventive effects of alarm systems

Peter Komposch, Austria

11.45 – 12.30

Migration/Conflict Prevention

Lisa Fellhofer, Austrian Integration Fund

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch buffet


13.30 – 14.00

Inspec2t – Solution towards the New Generation in Community Policing

Panayiotis Papanikolaou, KEMEA, Greece

14.00 – 14.30

City Angels Milan

Mario Furlan, Milan

14.30 – 15.00

Safer cities – Multilevel Partnership Example

Tiina Ristmäe, Estonia

15.00 – 15.30


Gohar Sargsyan, Netherl.

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break, networking


16.00 – 16.30

Establishing NHW in a New Country – The Polish Experience

David Huse, Warsaw

16.30 – 17.00

Project “Courageous Community”

Hans Steinkellner/Stefan Ofner, Austria

17.00 – 17.30

The Sociology of Asylum, Migration and Crime

Walter Fuchs, IRKS Vienna

17.30 – 17.50

Activities and Projects of Aditess

Lisa Charalambous, Cyprus

17.50 – 18.15

Avocet – applied crime prevention

Clive Lloyd, Avocet




Appox. 18.15

End of day 1






Meeting in front of the Convention Hall – 5 minutes’ walk to Parkhotel Schönbrunn for dinner








Date and time


Presented by




Oct. 1, 2016






09.00 –09.45

Fighting International Organized Crime

Andreas Holzer, Austrian Interior Ministry

09.45 – 10.15

The Contribution of Civil Society in the Field of Crime Prevention

Erich Marks, German Prevention Day, Hannover

10.15 – 10.45

Coffee break, networking


10.45 – 11.15

Case Study: Crime statistics and People’s Subjective Feeling of Unsafety

Jeremy Stoehs, Austrian Center for Security Studies

11.15 – 11.45

Nuclear Safety – a Challenge to the Residential Population

George Vayssier, Nuclear Safety Consultant, Netherlands

11.45 – 12.15

Immigration, Crimigration and Crime

Maria João Guia, Portugal

12.15 – 12.30

Closing statements, wrap-up of the meeting, outlook to next year’s meeting in Crete

Karl Brunnbauer


End of conference, 5 minutes’ walk to closing lunch at Restaurant Braundauers Schlossbräu









4. Abstracts of Some Presentations
Mag. Michael Girardi, BMEIA, AT
Asylum seekers – European challenges and chances
Michael Girardi, born 1964 in Innsbruck, studied Political Science at the University of Vienna, has been head of the department General Policy Matters of Integration in the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA) since the establishment of the General Directorate of Integration in July 2013 – then located in the Federal Ministry of Interior (MOI). Beforehand head of the department of public relations from 2001 to 2010 and was entrusted with the department for Integration, which had been tasked with the realisation of the National Action Plan for Integration. Furthermore, Michael Girardi serves as a district councillor for Vienna's fifth district, Margareten.
Martin and Gina Graham, The street associations initiative, Birmingham, UK
'Introducing Street Associations - broadening the appeal of Neighbourhood Watch'
How creating a 'Street Association' can make any Neighbourhood Watch group more attractive, still focusing on crime prevention, but also adding 'friendship, fun, belonging, a helping hand', re-building community life street by street.
Martin Graham, with his wife Gina, has pioneered Street Associations since 2010.  Before that, for 11 years, he was founder and director of On the Move International, which helped churches to engage with their wider communities, organising big free barbecues in town centres in 27 countries!  Prior to that, he was chief executive of the Kent Chamber of Commerce and Industry (1993-7), deputy director of the Conservative Party's national Research Department (1991-93) and Public Affairs Director of the British Chambers of Commerce (1988-91).  He studied politics at Swansea, then Cambridge universities.
Panayiotis Papanikolaou, Center for Security Studies – KEMEA Hellenic Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction, GR
Elisavet Charalambous, Advanced Integrated Technology Solutions & Services (ADITESS Ltd), CY
INSPEC2T   INSpiring Citizens Participation for Enhanced Community PoliCing AcTions
Panayiotis Papanikolaou
Center for Security Studies – KEMEA, Greece
Panayiotis Papanikolaou holds a degree of BSc in Business Administration with a specialization in Computer Information Systems. He is an Information Systems Analyst with a fifteen years professional experience in Information Systems Analysis & Design as well as Social Media & Corporate Communication Consulting. He had been an associate contractor for the Greek Government authorities in central Government (Ministry of Development), in Local Government (Municipality of Athens), as well as the U.S. Government (Department of Commerce). He has experience in international contracts and tenders, and EU programmes since the FP6 (6th Framework Programme) and the 2nd and 3rd CSF (Community Support Framework). Since the beginning of 2013, he is a Research Associate for the Center for Security Studies (KEMEA), highly involved in the Center’s EU Research Programmes.

Mrs Elisavet Charalambous, Research Scientist
As of 2014 Elisavet is a research scientist and software engineer at ADITESS Ltd, specialised in the area of security systems and multimedia analytics. Awarded a BSc Hons in Information Technology and Multimedia Communications (2007-2010) and an MSc in Digital Signal Processing and Intelligent Systems (2010-2011), Lancaster University, UK. Currently, a PhD candidate in Computer Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Cyprus. During 2011-2014, Elisavet was an Early Stage Researcher on the NARNIA ITN project “Application and Development of Computational Intelligence Methods in the Analysis of Archaeological Data” within the framework of the Marie Curie Actions Program.  Background includes the areas of secure communications, sound and image processing, adaptive filters, intelligent systems multimedia coding and distribution, machine learning and computational intelligence.
Mario Furlan, Milan, IT
City Angels, Angels of the street: City Angels are emergency street volunteers that help people in difficulties, trouble or distress. They prevent and fight crime and support the homeless, through material and psychological help.
Mario Furlan, University teacher of Motivation and personal growth, founded the Association in 1994 in Milan. The Angels are now active in 17 Italian cities, with more than 500 volunteers. In 2014 we have opened our first chapter outside Italy: in Lugano, Switzerland.
David Huse, UK
Neighbourhood Watch and Poland. Initial thoughts'.
David started his career at Procter and Gamble and left as UK Healthcare Marketing Director having been Sales Director in Poland from 1996 to 1999. He joined Heinz as Sales Director for their UK and Ireland business before becoming COO for Asian Media and Marketing based in the UK and India. He then designed and ran the 2012 London Olympics/Paralympics volunteer programme for the Mayor of London, which included a one year Legacy project with the National Trust. He was awarded an OBE in 2014. He was appointed  CEO of Waterloo200, the Charity set up to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the battle of Waterloo in 2015. He has recently been working pro bono for Sussex Police to understand their current volunteer programme and re-apply his external learning's where appropriate. He is an Advisor for Neighbourhood Watch UK, a Trustee for City Year Charity, a mentor for two young people in London and a Director of a Social Enterprise. 
C.P. Lloyd, Avocet Hardware UK Ltd
Avocet – applied crime prevention
Clive started his corporate life in 1972 following service in the RAF and Army. He has held positions in sales and marketing principally and has retired from his post as President of the British Home Enhancement Trade Association. BHETA is the leading trade association for manufacturers, suppliers and distributors in the DIY, Housewares and Gardening sectors. Currently Clive is the Managing Director of Avocet Hardware (UK) Ltd and previously held the same post in RB (UK) Ltd a shelving and storage company who specialised in both shop fitting and consumer applications.Prior to this he held the post of Director of sales for Richard Burbridge Ltd, A timber based companyspecialising in stair parts/mouldings and decking. Clive has also had extensive export and new product development experience in USA, Middle East and Japan
Erich Marks, Deutscher Präventionstag, Hannover, DE
The contribution of civil society in the field of crime prevention
Erich Marks is an educationalist and works in the Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice as director of the Council for Crime Prevention. He has worked for many years, especially in the field of prevention at national and international level. Erich Marks is among others managing director of the German Congress on Crime Prevention (GCOCP), Vice President of the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC), Vice President of the European Forum for Urban Security (EFUS) and chairman of the foundation Pro Child.
Jeremy Stöhs, Austrian Center for Security Studies, ACIPSS, AT
Case Study: Crime Statistics and People’s Subjective feeling of Unsafety
Do you feel safe? – Perceptions of Security Among the Citizens of Graz
PHD STUDENT, Department of History at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz. Thesis working title: “Europe’s Naval Forces since the End of the Cold War: Strategy, Technology and Operations; MAGISTER (MA) Teacher’s degree in History, Political Education and English (with honors)
Research focus: Modern European and American history, American politics and culture, Peace and Conflict Studies, military history; security studies, International Relations; Training in didactics and pedagogy Thesis: “The Decline of European Sea Power: Europe’s Navies in a Time of Austerity and Brinkmanship
There are many more interesting topics to come, please see our current agenda.

If you have not yet registered for this exciting conference, please REGISTER now.


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Participants at the Vienna Conference in September will have a chance to inspect the AVOCET products and to inform themselves about the product features and benefits to users.
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