Workshop on Victimization and the MargIn Project experience – 15/16 March, 2017, University St. Kliment Ohridsky, Faculty of Security Studies, Skopje (Republic of North Macedonia)

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Eurocrime, together with the St. Kliment Ohridsky University, Faculty of Security Studies, Bitola (Republic of North Macedonia), organised a two days workshop on the topics addressed by the EU funded MargIn project. The title of the Workshop was: “Crime and Victimization Surveys: Challenges in Macedonia and MargIn Project Experience”, and it took place in Skopie, Republic of North Macedonia.

Thanks to the collaboration with the St. Kliment Ohridsky University, the workshop saw the participation of internationally renowed researchers and academicians.

PROGRAMME

DAY 1 (Wednesday – March 15, 2017)

09:00   Registration

Chairperson: Nikola Dujovski

9:15 – 10:00 Institutional opening speeches:

Prof. Dr. Oliver Bacanovic, Dean of the Faculty of Security, St. Kliment Ohridsky University

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

Prof. Dr. Ljupco Arnaudovski, St. Kliment Ohridsky University

Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Stojanka Mirceva

10:00 – 10:15  Introduction to the workshop: contents, aims, and agenda

Prof. Dr. Rade Rajkovcevski, St. Kliment Ohridsky University

Dr. Silvia Ciotti, EuroCrime

10:15 – 11:00 First Session

Dr. Silvia Ciotti, EuroCrime – 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, St. Kliment Ohridsky University – Crime surveys and impact on society.

Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Stojanka Mirceva

11.00 – 11.30  Discussion

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 13:00  Second Session

Prof. Dr. Oliver Bacanovik, Dr. Natasha Jovanova, St. Kliment Ohridsky University – History and development of crime and victimization surveys in the Republic of Macedonia.

Prof. Dr. Miodrag Labovik, St. Kliment Ohridsky University – Crime and victimization surveys (CVS) in Macedonia – challenges and prospects.

Prof. Dr. Vesna Stefanovska, St. Kliment Ohridsky University – Limitation to the crime surveys in the country.

Chaiperson: Dr. Natasha Jovanova

13:00-13.30 Discussion

13:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00  Third Session

Dr. Silvia Ciotti, EuroCrime – 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 the North Macedonia State statistical office – Crime statistics in the country.

Prof. Dr. Stojanka Mirceva, St. Kliment Ohridsky University – Why crime statistics matter?

Chairperson: Natasha Jovanova

15.00-15.30 Discussion

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00 Questions and debate. Conclusions.

 

DAY 2 (Thursday – March 16, 2017)

09:30 – 11:00  Fourth Session

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

Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Gruevska Drakuleska, St. Kliment Ohridsky University – The need for researching recidivism and its significance for explanation of crime.

Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Deanoska Trendafilova, St. Kliment Ohridsky University – The corporate crime ‘hidden in the fog’- on the analysis of the legal entities crime in the Republic of Macedonia.

Prof. Dr. Nikolina Kenig, St. Kliment Ohridsky University – Ethics in data collection from vulnerable research participants: a feminist approach.

Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Rade Rajkovcevski

11:00 – 11:30 Discussion

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

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.

Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Rade Rajkovcevski

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.

Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Rade Rajkovcevski

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 – 15:30  Fifth Session

Dr. Silvia Ciotti, EuroCrime – Conclusions about the MARGIN project first results. Guidelines and proposal for policy makers.

15:30 – 16:00 Round table, conclusions and final recommendations

– 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.

Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Stojanka Mirceva

The MARGIN project was funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 Programme

 Grant agreement no. 653004

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