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New methods and technologies in service of community policing and transferable best practices

This call supports activities that will contribute to the development of a new comprehensive framework to community policing, highlighting the best practices from across the EU.


Publication date
4 August 2023
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
23 November 2023, 17:00 (CET)
Level of funding
EU level




The project aims to strengthen local communities' resilience against crime and radicalization, fostering a safer environment with improved law enforcement and reduced insecurity. It emphasizes early identification of negative factors and threats, along with enhanced crime reporting mechanisms. It seeks to develop new methodologies, tools, and technological support for community policing and create specialised training curricula for police authorities to navigate complex social milieus and balance majority and minority needs effectively.

Activities/actions supported

This call supports the development of new training curricula for police authorities on community policing that incorporates cutting edge approaches to community policing and consideration to social complexities and non-homogenous local environments. The call also supports the development of new methodologies, tools and technical support, the identification and dissemination of best practices, and the exploration of alternatives to incarceration.

Anticipated outcomes

The findings from this call should contribute to the development of a comprehensive community policing model, disseminate best practices across the EU, and develop updated training curricula for police authorities.

Institution providing the funding

European Commission

Size of funding




Overview of eligibility criteria

To be eligible, applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies) established in one of the eligible countries, listed in Annex B of the Work Programme General Annexes.

Overview of award criteria

The award criteria are the following:

  • Excellence (5 points)
  • Impact (5 points)
  • Quality and efficiency of the implementation (5 points)

Maximum points: 15 points. Overall threshold: 10 points.



Application procedures

Applications must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal electronic submission system (accessible via the topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section).

Application support available

For further help, please refer to the Online Manual on the Funding & Tenders Portal, as well as the Horizon Europe Programme Guide, which contains the detailed guidance to the structure, budget and political priorities of Horizon Europe.


Useful links

Link to funding opportunity

Link to the programme for more info