Newspaper Publications

January, 2022:

A trial seems to be a difficult and emotional procedure, particularly for the injured parties. Often, the victims are completely torn out of their own lives and - in a state of psychological and mental crisis - have to cope with the court negotiotions without any professional help. Fortunately, psychosocial process facilitators are being trained to support victims in these situations. So far, however, there are only a few trainers in Germany who can offer an additional qualification in psychosocial process assistance. One of the few trainers is Gabi Piontkowski, who is a lecturer at the University of Applied sciences of Public Administration Bremen. The local newspaper in Bremen „Weser Kurier“ talked to her and other experts in this field.

LinkBorgfelder Juristin fordert mehr Einsatz für den Opferschutz - WESER-KURIER

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More digital competences for seniors: Under this title, the institute for police and security research (IPoS), in cooperation with the Bremen Police, the seniors' representatives of the Borgfeld Advisory Committee and the Digital Ambulances Network ("Netzwerk Digitalambulanzen"), invited citizens aged 60 years and above to an informational event in the "Stiftungsdorf Borgfeld". Around 60 senior citizens followed this invitation. The prevention representative of the Bremen police, Ulrike Dunecke, provided information about tricks and traps on the Internet, from fake stores to digital grandchild fraud ("Enkelbetrug"). The event took place within the framework of the "DigiComp" project funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, a joint project of IPoS, Erciyes University in Kayseri/Turkey and the University of Barcelona. The IPoS had previously interviewed senior citizens, police officers and other experts from Bremen on digital competences and dangers on the Internet. Further training courses are to be held in Borgfeld by the Digital Ambulances Network, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Domestic Afffairs to improve the digital competence of seniors after the opening event in the "Stiftungsdorf". For this purpose, a cooperation agreement has been established with the "Bürgerverein Borgfeld", which will be the sponsor of these training sessions.





Project CrimART

On 25th – 29th April and on 23rd – 27th May 2022, two international training sessions were carried out under the project Crime Against Cultural Goods and CITES. Over 90 people participated in the trainings organized by the Regional Police Headquarters in Krakow, including: officers of the Polish Police and the National Revenue Administration as well as representatives of police forces from Moldova, Cyprus, Germany, Spain, Romania, Slovenia and the Netherlands. Therefore, training participants represented as many as 8 countries and 10 different institutions. The speakers represented Police, the National Revenue Administration and Border Guard, as well as numerous other institutions involved in the prevention of illegal trade in cultural goods, including representatives of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the National Heritage Institute, the National Archives in Krakow, the National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk, the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, the National Museum in Kraków, the Ethnographic Museum in Kraków. As part of the training, study visits to the National Archives in Krakow and the Wawel Royal Castle were also carried out. They aimed at broadening the knowledge of project participants in the field of: verification of the originality of works of art, verification of their state of preservation, expert opinions, analysis of cases of forgery of historic objects and the destruction and damage of historic objects.



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