SWaPOL is an education & training project that focuses on policies of public order management in urban places. This project will contribute to balance welfare and law enforcement policies by developing a joint training for social workers and crime prevention officers in the police in several European countries. A pilot course (3+2 days) will be developed and tested before it can be integrated in existing vocational training schedules at schools of social work and in the police force. SWaPOL will support exchange, cooperation and mutual trust between social workers and police officers for a better collaboration in practice and foster social inclusion of marginalised people in public places.

Project Partners

  • European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research – Austria
  • University College Gent – Belgium
  • FH Joanneum Gesellschaft MBH – Austria
  • Camara Municipal de Lisboa – The Lisbon Municipal Police – Portugal
  • Universidade de Porto – Portugal

Associated Partners

  • Landespolizeidirektion Wien – Austria
  • Polytechnic Institute of Porto – Portugal
  • Ghent University: Innovation Centre for Security – Belgium
  • Paolo Police Academy Ghent – Belgium

Project co-ordinator:  Dr. Günter Stummvoll: stummvoll@euro.centre.org
European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research – Austria