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European Public Health Conference 'Sustaining resilient and healthy communities', Stockholm, Sweden

Submitted by Hanna Heikkila on 30th January 2017

Wednesday, 1st November 2017 to Saturday, 4th November 2017, Sweden

The 10th European Public Health Conference titled 'Sustaining resilient and healthy communities' organised in Stockholm, Sweden, and aims to contribute to the improvement of public health in Europe by offering a means for exchanging information and a platform for debate to researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of public health and health services research as well as public health training and education in Europe. It will take place on 1 - 4 November 2017.

UNODC releases the World Drug Report (WDR) 2017

Submitted by Heeyoung Park on 23rd June 2017

The 2017 World Drug Report(link is external) provides a global overview of the supply and demand of drugs and substances as well as their impact on health. In 2015 about a quarter of a billion people used drugs. Of these, around 29.5 million people - or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population - were engaged in problematic use and suffered from drug use disorders, including dependence. Opioids were the most harmful drug type and accounted for 70 per cent of the negative health impact associated with drug use disorders worldwide, according to the latest World Drug Report, released by UNODC. Disorders related to the use of amphetamines also account for a considerable share of the global burden of disease. And while the market for new psychoactive substances (NPS) is still relatively small, users are unaware of the content and dosage of psychoactive substances in some NPS. This potentially exposes users to additional serious health risks. This year marks 20 years of the World Drug Report, which comes at a time when the international community has decided to move forward with joint action. UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov highlighted that the outcome document of the 2016 landmark UN General Assembly special session on the world drug problem contains more than 100 concrete recommendations to reduce demand and supply, however he acknowledges that more needs to be done. "There is much work to be done to confront the many harms inflicted by drugs to health, development, peace and security, in all regions of the world," said Mr. Fedotov. The 2017 World Drug Report provides a global overview of the supply and demand of opiates, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine-type stimulants and new psychoactive substances (NPS), as well as their impact on health. It highlights the scientific evidence for hepatitis C causing greatest harm among people who use drugs; and brings into view further diversification of the thriving drug market, as well as changing business models for drug trafficking and organized crime.


Thursday, 16th November 2017 to Saturday, 18th November 2017 , Seville , Spain We are delighted to announce the 3rd International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology on Children and Adolescents. This conference’s main objective is to promote the dissemination of knowledge on child and adolescent psychological well-being, contribute to the exchange of experiences, and strengthen collaborative networks. The program will cover the principle issues that are currently being investigated, providing advanced training and updating researchers and professionals in the field of child mental health. Last year, the second edition was held in Barcelona 2016, and there were more than 700 attendees from 50 countries worldwide. No doubt, it is a great opportunity to share experiences and meet the most important international experts. The third edition, scheduled for 2017 in Seville (Spain), will bring together leading experts in psychopathology, evaluation, and psychological treatment of children applied in the fields of clinical and health psychology.

AIC: Interactive crime and justice research now online

The Australian Institute of Criminology’s (AIC) new website Crime Statistics Australia provides an interactive gateway to Australian crime and justice research. Officially launched this week by the Minister for Justice, the Hon. Michael Keenan, the new website provides online access to comprehensive Australian crime and justice datasets. Director of the AIC, Chris Dawson APM said the launch of the website was a key achievement for the Institute. “Our new website combines accurate research and information in a new and visual way that will assist our law enforcement and protection agencies, interested stakeholders, and the Australian community to understand and use valuable crime and justice information,” Mr Dawson said. “The more we strengthen our research capabilities, the better evidence base we have for our agencies to identify the patterns and associations that can help discover, understand and respond to crime in Australia.” “Crime Statistics Australia hosts data on victims of crime, offenders, corrections, courts, criminal justice resources and recent statistical findings from the Australian Institute of Criminology’s Monitoring Program series. “In its first instalment, Crime Statistics Australia will include data from two statistical series—the National Homicide Monitoring Program and Australian Crime: Facts and Figures. “The National Homicide Monitoring Program (NHMP) and its collection of data is Australia’s only national system with the capacity to monitor homicide rates, facilitate detailed analysis of homicide types and trends, and communicate this to key stakeholders. “Bringing our datasets online enables statistics to be updated in real time, providing stakeholders with ready access to statistics on contemporary crime and justice issues. “The website will continually evolve to include a broader range of datasets including Drug Use Monitoring in Australia, the National Deaths in Custody Program, and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program,” Mr Dawson said.

CJP’s International Criminal Justice Summer Courses 2017

Radicalisation – Desistance – Engaging offenders to change

Are you a professional practicing in a Criminal Justice setting?

Meet colleagues from across Europe for a multi-disciplinary course, build a new network and learn new skills on a course with an international perspective. Are you a researcher or specialist practitioner looking for an opportunity to learn new ideas and approaches? Benefit from cross-fertilisation and an exchange of project information and methodologies. Do you run a Criminal Justice organisation committed to developing best practice? Send a representative expert to stretch his/her learning and to bring back new thinking. The Criminal Justice Platform is launching a new event in Barcelona July 2017. The focus will be on developing practice. Expert practitioners will be running courses for colleagues from across Europe.The aim is to ‘examine key practice issues, inspire new thinking, promote cross-fertilization and build new networks to improve services and practice in prisons, probation and restorative justice’. Workshop Approach The summer course will be a combination of workshops, plenary sessions and field visits. The three parallel workshops will be attended by a mixture of participants with a background in prison, probation and restorative justice from a variety of European countries. Each workshop will have a specific focus. Methods will include training, presentations and discussions among the participants.

Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD: 7 Days International Training Program & 3 Month CAS-Research Program on Mediation, Conflict Management, Leadershi

IPD is one of the leading organiser of several successful annual international academic trainings and research programs in Switzerland in the field of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, mediation, security, intercultural dialogue and human rights which these events bring together state, private and public sector representatives.

The  special 7 Days International Training Program & 3 Month CAS-Research Program on Mediation, Conflict Management, Leadership, Trauma Healing & Cross Cultural Communication.


Event Place: Baar, Switzerland

International Academic Training Program: 29 October - 04 November, 2017 (7 Days)

The main goal of the 07 days international Academic Training Program is to strengthen the skills of the representatives of state organisations, business sector, INGOs/NGOs, education institutions, religious organisations, independent mediators and politicians through institutional global academic education in Mediation, Conflict Management, Leadership, Trauma Healing & Cross Cultural Communication.

Deadline for Applications: 07 August, 2017

Register for Webinar: Engaging Employers–A Sectoral Approach to Employment for People with Criminal Records

Register for Webinar: Engaging Employers–A Sectoral Approach to Employment for People with Criminal Records Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Thursday, June 29 Time: 2–3 p.m. ET A sector-based employment approach brings employers from the same industry together with educators, workforce development agencies, and others to address labor shortages and prepare job seekers for work and career advancement. With a sector-based approach, employers can identify the skills that are valued most in a given industry. Job training programs can then be designed with employer input to equip students with those skills. This webinar is for corrections, workforce development, and education agencies interested in improving the employment outcomes of people with criminal records. In the webinar, presenters will: • Provide an overview of a sector-based approach; • Give examples of successful sector-based partnerships; and • Discuss opportunities to create sector-based partnerships to serve people with criminal records


11th International Crime Science Conference 12th July 2017, British Library, LONDON Dear colleague, we are delighted to inform you that there is a special half-price fee this year at Ł99 for the Early Bird Rate. This year the 11th International Crime Science Conference will take place on Wednesday, 12th July 2017 at the British Library in London. The theme of this year’s conference is "The future of crime: how the crime and security landscape is evolving, and what we can do to respond." The conference will showcase leading research that is helping to tackle threats to our society. In particular, it will focus on the way crime and security providers are responding to the challenges created by "crimes of the future". Topics covered will include Future Crimes; Cyber Security, Future Forensics, Security Technologies 2050, The Evolving Terrorist; Organised Crime; Policing the Future, Transport Crime, and Data and Crime. Once again, the conference brings together senior security practitioners, policy-makers, technologists and academics, all developing the latest techniques and technologies for preventing crime and increasing security.

Promoting Migrant Integration for a Powerful, Diverse and Multicultural Europe

Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, Brussels

Thursday 14th September 2017

International migration and globalisation have influenced the public policy agenda across Europe over recent decades. According to the 2016 Eurostat statistics, 20.7 million people with non-EU citizenship are residing in the European Union. Additionally, 16 million EU citizens live outside their country of origin in a different Member State. Migration movements are on the rise both within and from outside the European Union. Migrants actively contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of European societies. The key to ensuring the best possible outcomes for both the migrants and the European Union is their successful integration into host countries. With a mandate to promote integration, the EU has put several measures in place. The most recent initiative is the Integration Action Plan, adopted in June 2016, designed to support the integration of third country nationals and providing a comprehensive framework to support the Member States in developing and strengthening their integration policies. The plan covers all areas relevant to integration, such as education and employment, access to social services, and active participation in the host societies. With the creation of a European Integration Network, the Integration Action Plan also aims to strengthen mutual learning among the Member States and the coordination between different actors at national, regional and local level. Despite these efforts, integration is still widely perceived as a one-way process to be shouldered by the migrants, overlooking the responsibilities of the host societies. As long as migrants continue to be viewed as “threat” to Europe, the focus will remain economic rather than cultural and humane. If the cultural benefits and the enrichment that migrants bring to the host society remain undervalued, it will be challenging to ensure equal opportunities for migrants in Europe and to promote powerful, diverse, and multicultural societies. On a practical level, the recognition of foreign diplomas and certificates remains difficult, whilst discrimination and racism are widespread throughout the job market as well as across society. This timely international symposium provides an invaluable opportunity to discuss the current challenges of migration and integration in Europe and to reignite the debate over an EU-wide strategy to improve integration policies across the Member States. The symposium offers a platform for discussion on an improved European regulatory framework, supports the exchange of ideas and encourages delegates to engage in thought-provoking topical debate, whilst sharing best practices and lessons learnt. Delegates will: • Assess the EU framework for migration and integration • Explore solutions for better integration of migrants at the EU, national and local levels • Consider ways to challenge the existing terminology addressing migrants • Discuss migrants’ access to education and job market in the host country • Share best practice on ways to raise awareness about racism and discrimination in Europe • Explore possibilities for increasing cooperation between governments, local authorities and NGOs to promote social cohesion and diversity • Learn from successful interventions and projects • Build strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders in the public and private sector

22nd Workshop on Aggression

23 to 25 November 2017

Limassol, Cyprus

General Theme: “Contemporary perspectives on aggressive behavior: Exploring trends across the lifespan”.

The conference will aim to present the latest research and stimulate interdisciplinary research mainly in the fields of (a) conventional and cyber forms of aggression, (b) personality and environmental factors of aggression, (c) neuroscience and aggression and (d) prevention and intervention programs of aggression

2017 Conference: Security, Democracy & Cities

15-17 Novemer, Barcelona

nternational and interdisciplinary conference dedicated to the coproduction of urban security policies and organised by the European Forum for Urban Security in partnership with the City of Barcelona and the Government of Catalonia (Spain).

Unique in its field, this event is geared towards all those involved in urban security: elected officials, civil servants, national administration, magistrates, law enforcement agencies, social workers, researchers, and representatives of the private sector and civil society.

Plenary sessions • From cooperation to coproduction - 30 years of local urban security policies • A cross-sector approach to respond to the complexity of urban security - Which actors and tools around local elected officials? • The commitment of local and regional authorities for inclusive and sustainable security - Adoption of the Manifesto and crossed perspectives Workshops and field visits Around fifteen topics will be addressed during workshops, round tables or field visits: • the prevention of violent radicalisation; • the fight against discrimination; • the prevention of violence against women; • public space planning; • victim support; • nightlife management, etc

International Conference: Biography and Violence: Violent Dynamics and Agency in Collective Processes and Individual Life Histories

09.02.2018 – 10.02.2018

Center of Methods in Social Sciences, University of Göttingen

In European societies, current media reports on (civil) wars, armed conflicts, terror attacks, illegalized migration, or attacks on migrants show that physical violence and violent phenomena attract great attention, albeit often in a very charged and selective manner. The high number of studies devoted to violent phenomena and their causes, dynamics and consequences means that today there can be no question of a general neglect of violence in the social sciences any more, at least with regard to empirical research. Much recent research in this field has focused on violence in the narrow sense of the word, meaning the social dynamics organized around physical injury to, and the vulnerability of, social actors. This conference tries to go beyond a normative perspective limited to the study of isolated “causes”, and strives to understand the interactive dynamics of violence that creates and destroys social order. In addition, increased attention is paid to the history and experiences of the actors involved, and their social networks. Sociologists interested in biographical research, or in other forms of research into everyday life, have explicitly studied contexts structured by violence, such as wars and violent conflicts, migration courses, or domestic violence, and have focused, for example, on the biographical, familial and transgenerational consequences of violent experiences. Moreover, an interpretative research approach that focuses on the biographical experiences, perspectives and relevances of the actors in their social fields of action, and, if possible, their historical genesis, frequently leads to the discovery of violent phenomena, which have significantly contributed to structuring the biographical courses of these actors, even without an explicit focus on violence. In other words, researchers commonly find traces of experiences of violence and violent behavior in various biographical fields. This interdisciplinary and international conference is interested in the following questions: How can biographical research contribute to the systematic inclusion of violence in the development of sociological theories, as called for in recent years by scholars involved in research on violence and violent conflicts? And what perspectives can research on violence contribute to biographical research in the social sciences and sociology


Investigative Psychology: Applications For Law Enforcement

18th July 2017.

Birkbeck University (TBC), London.

Professor David Canter & Dr Donna Youngs outline how to apply Psychological techniques to policing and crime analysis.

Topics covered: • Offending Styles: Rape, Robbery, Burglary • False Rape Allegations: key indicators • Differentiated False from Genuine Media Appeals • Geographical profiling.