EuroCrime organized a workshop on Victimization and MargIn Project experience – 15/16 March, 2017, Faculty of Security, Skopje (Macedonia)

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EuroCrime organized a workshop on Victimization and MargIn Project experience – 15/16 March, 2017, Faculty of Security, Skopje (Macedonia)








Eurocrime, together with St. Kliment Ohridsky University Bitola Faculty of Security Studies, worked in these months for the organization of a workshop about topics related to the MargIn project. The title of the Workshop is the following: “Crime and Victimization Surveys: Challenges in Macedonia and MargIn Project Experience” and it will take place at the Faculty of Security, Skopje, Macedonia.

Thanks to the collaboration with Bitola University the workshop foresees the participation of important actors working and studying in this field. The Final Agenda is the following:

Wednesday – March 15, 2017

09:00   Registration

Moderator: Nikola Dujovski

9:15 – 10:00 Institutional opening speeches:

Prof. Dr. Oliver Bacanovic, Dean of the Faculty of Security-Skopje

Dr. Silvia Ciotti, CEO and Senior Researcher, Trainer & Consultant, EuroCrime

Prof. Dr. Ljupco Arnaudovski

Moderator: Stojanka Mirceva

10:00 – 10:15  Prof. Dr. Rade Rajkovcevski, Dr. Silvia Ciotti

– Introduction to the workshop: contents, aims, and agenda

10:15 – 11:00  Dr. Silvia Ciotti

– General presentation of the MARGIN project: Demographic, socio-economic and socio-geographic variables influencing the perception of insecurity. The results of the MARGIN project.

Prof. Dr. Ljupco Arnaudovski

– Crime surveys and impact on society.

11.00 – 11.30  Discussion

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break

Moderator: Stojanka Mirceva

12:00 – 13:00

Prof. Dr. Oliver Bacanovik, Dr. Natasha Jovanova

– History and development of crime and victimization surveys in the Republic of Macedonia.

Prof. Dr. Miodrag Labovik

– Crime and victimization surveys (CVS) in Macedonia – challenges and prospects.

Prof. Dr. Vesna Stefanovska

– Limitation to the crime surveys in the country.

13:00-13.30 Discussion

13:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

Moderator: Natasha Jovanova

14:00 – 15:00

Dr. Silvia Ciotti

– The quantitative survey: the MARGIN module as a tool to assess the impact of socio-economic and socio-geographic variables on the perception of insecurity.

Representative from State statistical office

– Crime statistics in the country.

Prof. Dr. Stojanka Mirceva

– Why crime statistics matter?

15.00-15.30 Discussion

15:30 – 16:00 coffee break

Moderator: Natasha Jovanova

16:00 – 17:00 Questions and debate.

Conclusions of the first day of workshop.

Thursday – March 16, 2017

Moderator: Rade Rajkovcevski

09:30 – 11:00 Dr. Silvia Ciotti

– The qualitative research: the anthropological fieldwork in MARGIN. The MARGIN results and policy roadmap: first insights of situational prevention.

Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Gruevska Drakuleska

– The need for researching recidivism and its significance for explanation of crime.

Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Deanoska Trendafilova

– The corporate crime ‘hidden in the fog’- on the analysis of the legal entities crime in the Republic of Macedonia.

Prof. Dr. Nikolina Kenig

– Ethics in data collection from vulnerable research participants: a feminist approach.

11:00 – 11:30 Discussion

11:30- 12:30 Lunch break and Coffee break

Moderator: Rade Rajkovcevski

12:30 – 14:00 Working Groups – proposed topics:

  1. Crime and victimization surveys (CVS), police and criminal justice recorded crime statistics (PRC),
  2. Fear of crime and perception of (in)security, socio-economic factors and insecurity
  3. Urban security and crime prevention,
  4. Assistance and victims support services.

14:00 – 14:30 Results of the working groups activity and discussion

– Draft of a “Skopje working chart” on the perception of (in)security among different demographic and victims groups.

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break

Moderator: Rade Rajkovcevski

15:00 – 15:30 Dr. Silvia Ciotti

– Conclusions about the MARGIN project first results. Guidelines and proposal for policy makers.

15:30 – 16:00 Round table

– Best practices in the EU, Italy and Macedonia: strategies in decision making targeted at better facing risks and increasing the public and personal perception of security.