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The University of Barcelona (UB) was founded in 1450. It proudly counts with a student body of 84.370 and a research staff of 4.548 members. UB is ranked as the first Spanish university and the 23rd European institution in teaching and researching quality: it is the Spanish institution that accommodates more students, the one that has the most extensive offer of courses, including graduate, post graduate, masters, PhD and expert courses. It also is the main Spanish center in university student research and one of the top in Europe, both in the number of research programs and in the quality attained in this field.


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The National Institute of Criminology (OKRI) was established in 1960. It is supervised by the General Attorney of the Republic of Hungary. Its operations are financed by the state budget. The main objectives of OKRI are to contribute to the improvement of forensic sciences and their scientific activity, to support initiatives in crime prevention, and to render assistance to a legal and efficient application of the law. To this end, it maintains information, documentation and methodological bases. The institution also maintains a network of contacts with key national and international organizations in the professional arena and with specialists from the scientific world.



The National Supervisory Body on Crime and Punishment (Observatoire National de la Délinquance et des Réponses Pénales, ONDRP) is a department of the French National Institute for Advanced Studies in Security and Justice (INHESJ). Its missions are to measure and analyze crime tendencies in France through annual police data and victimization surveys as well as to report to public authorities and citizens alike. Thanks to the structure of its team, its narrow links with all administrations dealing with crime, its privileged relationships with services in charge of public statistics, the ONDRP is recognized for its skills and expertise by all professionals concerned. Its work fulfills methodological requirements stipulated by the European statistics’ code.




The University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB) is a public university, created in 1998. In the Times Higher Education rankings 2015 dedicated to the best hundred universities with less than 50 years, the University was ranked 24th in the world, 1st in Italy.

The University was established with the aim of making Research the strategic foundation of all institutional activities. Research is meant as expansion of knowledge, as enhancement of training, a vehicle through which is organized the relationship with the territory, that also gives a strong contribution to the development of the productive system. The University of Milano-Bicocca pays special attention to the territory in which it operates, focusing at the same time the international dimension.



University College London (UCL) was founded in 1826, making it the third oldest university in England, and the first to admit students regardless of their religion or gender. UCL’s main campus is located in central London. UCL has around 26,700 students and 11,025 staff and had a total income of £937 million in 2012/13, of which £335 million was from research grants and contracts. It is regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious universities and ranks highly in domestic and global league tables; it is joint 21st in the world (and 4th in Europe) in the 2013 Academic Rankings of World Universities, 4th in the world (and 2nd in Europe) in the 2013 QS World University Rankings. UCL is a member of numerous academic organisations including the G5, the League of European Research Universities, and the Russell Group.



EuroCrime started its activity in 2007 as a non-profit independent international research, training and consultancy institute, specialized in criminology and security issues. In April 2014 EuroCrime changed its legal status and became a limited company (Ltd.), obtaining juridical personality. EuroCrime’s organization is composed of highly qualified professionals in the academic and technical fields of criminal science, forensics, law, psychology, geopolitics, forecasting, environmental security, decision-making, intelligence, peacekeeping, military strategy and history, including corporate assessment and funding, personalized consultancy and publications. Besides organizing international workshops and seminars, EuroCrime offers a wide range of training courses for law enforcement agencies, public and private institutions and businesses.




The Home Affairs Department of the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) is the institution in charge of conducting the Crime Victimization Surveys in Catalonia, as well as the Yearly Report on Public Safety and the Public Safety Plans.

Additionally, like similar Home Affairs offices in other governments, it is responsible for supervising and coordinating the different police forces operating in the territory – Mossos d’Esquadra and municipal police forces; the supervision of all private security companies conducting their activities in Catalonia and their training centers; and in general terms, the Department is responsible for Civil Protection and Emergencies.

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  • Francesc Guillén
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