News from the EUNWA
(European Neighbourhood Watch Association)

December 2016

Dear EUNWA Member/Network Partner,

2016 has been a busy year for all of us. We would like to thank you for your contribution and we are looking forward to another year of prosperous cooperation.

As this is our last newsletter this year we wish you all a merry Xmas and a successful, happy and healthy new year.

Karl Brunnbauer
CEO / President
  1. NEW EUNWA Website developed by ADITESS Ltd. is online!
  2. EUNWA Advisory Board
  3. IISL International Institute for Sociology of Law - Workshop May 4 – 5, 2017
  4. About Nextdoor and Nextdoor for Public Agencies
  5. Det Kriminalpræventive Råd – Christmas Campaign Burglary Prevention Denmark
  6. Zaštita - News from Croatia

1.  NEW EUNWA Website developed by ADITESS Ltd. is online!

Although not totally finished we proudly present the new layout of the website - have a look!! We'll appreciate your comments or start a new blog!
2. EUNWA Advisory Board

During the last 3 years EUNWA has developed a large European membership and a comprehensive network of stakeholders in this field comprising: 
  • neighbourhood watch schemes,
  • national and international crime prevention organizations,
  • scientific institutions,
  • local communities and regional authorities,
  • governmental institutions and NGOs,
  • the business community involved in protection of citizens’ safety,
  • and many others.
We now feel that the time has come to activate our manifold contacts among the above stakeholders in order to benefit from the large scope of knowledge and experience they represent. We would like them to help us improve and expand the usefulness of EUNWA’s services to its members. For this purpose, we are planning to establish a committee of experienced players in the related fields asking them to contribute some of their time and a lot of their expertise in helping us to make EUNWA’s work even more useful. From the large community of concerned organizations, we have chosen a small number of outstanding personalities whom we are asking to cooperate with EUNWA forming an expert committee in an advisory capacity (the EUNWA Advisory Committee). 

If you are interested in becoming a member of our advisory board , we are more than happy to receive your application. Please send your application to head-office[at]

3. IISL International Institute for the Sociology of Law – Workshops 2017

The IISL is a foundation created by the Basque Government and the Research Committee on Sociology of Law under the auspices of the International Sociological Association.

We are pleased to inform you about the upcoming workshop in May 2017:
“When the Exception becomes the rule”- European Union Societies on the move
(Wanda Capeller (Sciences Po Toulouse), Maria Joáo Guia (University of Coimbra lnstitute for Legal Research (UClLeR), António Casimiro Ferreira (University of Coimbra Centre for Social Studies), Valsamis Mitsilegas (Queen Mary London))

whích will take place at the Oñati lnternational lnstitute for the Sociology of Law (llSL) on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 May 2017. The llSL will take care of local arrangements, which includes accommodatíon, meals and transport on arrival and departure as explained in the annexéd documents.

For more information please see and the workshop calendar 2017.

If you would like to register for one of the upcoming workshops please contact:

Malen Gordoa Mdizabal
IISL Workshops - IISJ Reunionies
International Institute for the Sociology of Law
Avenida de la Universidad 8 - Apartado 28
20560 Oñati (Gipuzkoa) - Spain
T: +34 943 71 88 89 - F: +34 943 78 31 47
E: malen[@] - W:
@MalenIISJ @IISJOnati #Workshops #ResidenceGrants
4. About Nextdoor and Nextdoor for Public Agencies

Nextdoor is the private social network for neighbourhoods (neighbourhood associations) used in the US by over 116,000 “neighbourhood” association members, representing almost 70% of all U.S. neighbourhood association members. In 2016 Nextdoor has been launched in the Netherlands (February) and in the UK (September).

Read more >

5. Det Kriminalpræventive Råd

Christmas Campaign Burglary Prevention Denmark - “Christmas lights and neighbourhood watch - with a twist"

Dear everyone in EUNWA,

we have just launched our Christmas campaign – this year also in English, so I will like to share it with you :o).

The purpose of making an English version is that we are trying to catch the international media, so that they may affect the Danish media - we'll see if it works

Christmas lights and neigbourhood watch – with a twist :o)=

About the campaign:

Christmas, the time of giving, is also a time of taking. Because while families come together, houses are left home alone, opening the door for burglars who do their shady work in the dark. And so, every December in Denmark, the number of break-ins increase by a stunning 50%.

But this year, The Danish Neighbourhood Watch has come up with a bright innovation that protects your home during the holidays. Introducing: Christmas Spotlights.

Powerful Christmas lights with a built-in motion sensor that detects intruders and puts them in the spotlight.

In ‘Decoration Mode’, the lights are dim and spreads Christmas cheer throughout the neighbourhood. But don’t be fooled. Should the built-in motion sensor detect any unwanted invaders, it will trigger a mechanism, activating ‘Protection Mode’. The burglar, engulfed in light, and terrified of being seen, will leave the premises before you can say “Merry Christmas”. The neighbours are more than likely to take notice, call the police and notify the owner. 

So far, the Christmas Spotlights are still in prototype, and will be tested this Christmas by a select few Danes.

Lone Harlev
Det Kriminalpræventive Råd og Trygfonden
Tlf. 45 15 36 93

Det Kriminalpræventive Råd
Ejby Industrivej 125 - 135
2600 Glostrup

6. Zaštita

The second Security in Retail conference will take place in Zagreb, Croatia on February 9, 2017.

The first conference, organized by the Croatian Network of Urban Security Stakeholders in February 2016, gathered around 100 top security professionals in retail in Croatia and the SEE region, discussing hot topics in retail security. This year we have decided to widen the topics of the conference (shifting further from just theft and loss prevention) to observing the security at the complete chain that the product undergoes from production, through storage and to final place of sales. The conference provides case studies with both success stories and challenges to learn form, thus giving true added value to conference delegates, advancing the general security in retail in the SEE region.

As for the Adriatic City Security Conference, scheduled for March 16-17, we are currently awaiting confirmation of the venue, which will most likely be Opatija, Croatia.
The conference is organized by Zaštita journal (Tectus Ltd. Company) and Croatian Network of Urban Security Stakeholders (CNUSS) under the patronage of Croatian Ministry of Interior. SIGG 2017 is supported by National Protection and Rescue Directorate (DUZS), Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, Croatian Counties/ Cities Disaster Risk Reduction Platform and Association of Cities of the Republic of Croatia. The Conference is intended for mayors, deputy mayors, cities’ safety and security managers, local authorities and government, county managers, deputy county managers, county safety and security managers, directors and management of all businesses that take part in the national security structure, directors and representatives of companies for physical and technical protection, presidents and members of the Council for Prevention and all security managers and experts. The participants will be provided with an opportunity to exchange information and share ideas presented by representatives of major Croatian and European cities.

Expert topics of SIGG 2017 conference are:

• Prevention for safer cities
• New technologies for safer cities
• Migrant crisis
• Protection of critical infrastructure
• Climate hazards’ effect on urban security
A regional competition for “The Best Local Community Security Project” will be held within the SIGG 2017 Conference. The competitions collects written entries of projects/programs/activities of interested local and regional authorities aimed at improving security of an individual local community. The competition is open for successfully implemented projects/programs/activities in 2016, as well as for projects/programs/activities in the field of security scheduled for 2017. The conference will present the ranking of the safest cities in Croatia, as a result of the annual analysis conducted by Zaštita journal for the 6th year.

You have organizational news? You want to introduce your organization? Let they others know!

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