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The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with= the United Nations (HEUNI) is the European link in the network of institut= es operating within the framework of the United Nations Crime Prevention an= d Criminal Justice Programme. HEUNI was established through an Agreement be= tween the United Nations and the Government of Finland, signed on 23 Decemb= er 1981. HEUNI is based in Helsinki, Finland.=20
The primary objective of HEUNI is to promote the international exchange = of information on crime prevention and control among European countries. Th= e frame of reference is given by the United Nations Crime Prevention and Cr= iminal Justice Programme, as well as the specific needs of the European cou= ntries.=20
HEUNI's activities include:=20
=E2=80=A2 Organization of seminars, training courses and expert group me=
=E2=80=A2 Promotion of technical assistance;
=E2=80=A2 = Research.
HEUNI also seeks to help in identifying, for interested governments, ins= titutions and individual experts, sources of information on recent developm= ents in crime, criminal justice and criminal policy throughout Europe.= =20
The administrative and budgetary responsibility for HEUNI lies with the = Government of Finland. HEUNI operates under the joint auspices of the Unite= d Nations and the Government of Finland.=20
Developing a Methodology to C= ollect Data on Community Sanctions and Measures and Attrition Rates in Europe (DECODEUR)=20
The purpose of this project is to use the expertise available within the= European Sourcebook Group and the Conférence permanente Europ&eacut= e;enne de la Probation (CEP) to improve and complement the standards develo= ped so far for the definition and categorisation of community sanctions and= measures on all levels of the criminal justice system. A more complete des= cription of the criminal justice system will also lead to the identificatio= n of how attrition rates differ, comparing the identification of suspects a= nd the imposition of sanctions and measures between Member States and juven= iles vs. adults. The project will also collect data for the new European So= urcebook (2008-2011).=20
Scheduled duration: 2011-2014=20
Fundamental Rights Agency sur= vey on violence against women in the EU and Croatia=20
HEUNI is a partner in a bid regarding a violence against women interview= survey in the EU and Croatia, commissioned by the FRA. The main partner of= the bid is Ipsos MORI (UK/Belgium). The third partner is UNICRI (Italy). T= he tasks of HEUNI in the project would be to act in the role of scientific = adviser and to produce the interviewer training, relevant materials and als= o to provide the final research report to the FRA.=20
Scheduled duration: 2012 ==20
Reports that include statistical information are available at www.heuni.fi.