© 2012 - 2018 Felelős Társadalomért Közhasznú Alapítvány / The Public Foundation for a Responsible Society
SAFETY IN EUROPE
A program protecting visitors in European countries
The program provides practical information in multiple languages to visitors (tourist/business), in order to prevent their victimization.
The goal of EUPRIN is to introduce and localize the "Safety in Europe" program in all European countries. The pilot started in Hungary "Safety in Hungary" in 2010, with expected measurable results by the end of 2012.
The programs success is increased by factual communication (informal sharing of information on reports, incidents and other problem areas) between the program and various embassies/consulates and law enforcement agencies and tourist bureaus. Such information is coordinated, simplified and organized by the EUPRIN offices.
The program efficiently disburses a wide range of practical and useful information to tourist bureaus, police, embassies so crimes are prevented and situations are effectively addressed. Such information is organized and is made readily available via distribution of pamphlets, inclusions in booklets, brochures, etc., as well as online and mobile apps. Embassies/consulates and visitors can also file reports online regarding questionable business practices.
The program also provides positive information in the form of recommendation of hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs. Such recommendations are only made upon review and tests. The recommendation and alert lists are mutually exclusive.
It pursues to most accurately define (review and analyze) a situation, derive the potential problem and its magnitude. It works for far-reaching gains in areas of health, safety, economy, politics and social environments. Through programs, it strives to introduce new strategies and analysis that change community-wide systems and foster a new way of thinking where prevention is primary.
The eight step prevention medium ensures the introduction of a self corrective environment, in which all participants possess the necessary information to make educated decisions, as well as allows for a clear route of responsibility and accountability.
The programs encourage interdisciplinary partnerships to help break down isolations; synthesize and integrate knowledge, perspectives, and tools across disciplines; and construct shared comprehensive solutions.
Through effective partnerships, community wide goals can quickly be reached, provided the clear consequences of decisions by all participants or the lack thereof.
The institute promotes effective, quick, practical and enforceable policy making with measurable results, as it emphases timely and accurate milestone measurements to determine success levels, best practices and lessons learned.
SAFETY IN HUNGARY
Pilot for the Safety in Europe program
The pilot for the Safety in Europe program "Safety in Hungary" successfully began in 2010, with the cooperation and with the support of the Budapest Police Crime Prevention Division (BRFK) and the BTDM nonprofit kft (Budapest Info).
The pilot quickly reached diplomatic support, where in 2011 under the EU Polish Presidency, the Polish Foreign Ministry and its Embassy in Budapest become the champion for the pilot program. Additional diplomatic support of over 65 countries was obtained via the partnership of the Associate of Honorary Consulates in Hungary.
The program was transferred under EUPRIN management in 2012. EUPRIN will be able to take the program to its full potential in Hungary as well as in Europe.
The Safety program provides practical information in multiple languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Romanian, Russian, Italian, Polish and Hungarian) to visitors (tourist/business), in order to prevent their victimization.
The program's success is increased by factual communication (informal sharing of information on reports, incidents and other problem areas) between the program and various embassies/consulates and law enforcement agencies.
The program efficiently disburses a wide range of practical and useful (accurate, relevant and up-to-date) information to tourist bureaus, police, embassies so crimes are prevented and situations are effectively addressed. Such information is organized and is made readily available via distribution of pamphlets, inclusions in booklets, brochures, etc., as well as online at the safety sites. Embassies/consulates and visitors can also file reports online regarding questionable business practices.
After the fact assistance to mitigate stress in a stressful situation in a foreign and unfamiliar environment.
Active participation with local organizations, agencies and authorities to resolve issues in problem areas.
The program also provides positive information on tested and proven sites as recommendations.
Partners & Sponsors
Partners in the Pilot
Budapest Police (BRFK), Crime Prevention Division
BTDM Nonprofit Kft, (Budapest Info)
Embassy of the Republic of Poland - Hungary (Champion Sponsor)
Embassy of Belgium in Budapest
Embassy of Ireland in Budapest
Honorary Consular Corps Accredited in the Republic of Hungary
The Hungarian Concierge Association - Concierges dHotels Les Clefs d'Or
Hanns Seidel Foundation
Public Foundation for a Responsible Society
The Hungarian Organology Research Institute
European Safety and Prevention Award
In 2013, the Public Foundation for a Responsible Society (FTA) and the European Prevention Institute (EUPRIN) established the European Safety and Prevention Award (ESPRA). The annual award recognizes and honors those who have demonstrated an exemplary resolve towards the betterment of society.
The recognition is given to individuals or organizations which – through their active participation – exhibited an unparalleled determination to improve public safety by preventing crime, and went above and beyond the call of civic duty to form a safe and promising future.
The honorees have demonstrated a progressive and dynamic team work, professional behavior, the necessary foresight and a pragmatic approach towards solving problems. They have built productive partnerships, pioneered safety and prevention programs and projects with clearly defined goals and objectives, all while yielding visible and measurable results.
These honorees’ fortitude to prevent crime and install safety in their environments should serve as an incomparable model of professional conduct and responsible behavior for our society.
Only one award can be given annually. ESPRA cannot honor the same individual or organization consecutively.
The Award may include monetary recognition conditioned upon the annual ESPA budget.
ANTI-BULLYING / CYBERBULLYING
MEP - Hungary's first and only anti-bullying program.
(Megfélemlítés Elleni Program) (MEP) is Hungary’s first and only anti-bullying / cyberbullying program. Its goal is to prevent and stop bullying, cyberbullying in schools, at work and in relationships.
The public’s knowledge of online predatory practices and how to prevent them is limited. The public lacks understanding of Responsible Digital Citizenship and related concepts. The understanding about the behaviour of bullying and cyberbullying by the teachers’, students’ and parents’ is extremely low, and they do not have the information nor the ability to effectively address such behaviours. A large part of society does not think the irrisponsible use of the internet presents real dangers and believes that bullying is an acceptable part of growing up (including cyberbullying).
MEP was developed by the Public Foundation for a Responsible Society in 2013 January in response to the absence of programs addressing the increasing occurance of bullying and cyberbullying in Hungary.
The program strives to educate the public on Responsible Digital Citizenship in order to prevent the victimisation of online users. It seeks to change attitude and values in dealing with and witnessing bullying, cyberbullying and cybercrime. In addition to potential targets, communication focuses on bystanders and witnesses to act and break their silence to create a crime-unfriendly environment.
The program was developed combining international best practices. It was then adjusted to local social and economic specifics and validated by industry leaders prior to pilot and national rollout.
MEP is divided into two major elements: the Event Handling and Institutional elements.
The Event Handling element includes: prevention practices, education and training and information segments on how to prevent, recognise the effects of and handle bullying and cyberbullying as well as the organisation segment at implementation. Besides preventive communication to the potential target, getting the bystanders and witnesses to report bullying cyberbullying and cybercrime is also priority, thus lifting most responsibility off the targets and victims. An application called the Anti Bullying Integrated Solutions (ABIS) aids online reporting, proof and documentation and monitoring.
Strong emphasis is placed on preventing introductory behaviours by teaching effective and aggression free communication. In the efforts of preventing the development of bullying and cyberbullying, introductory behaviours such as school violence and aggression are also handled via mediation, conflict resolution. Restorative practices are applied to restore the initial (pre-aggression) state.
The Institutional element conducted in parallel with the Event Handling element focuses on raising public awareness, obtaining funding and government lobbying in order to prioritise national rollout and sustainability. Legislative lobbying is conducted in order to amend the necessary laws and regulations as well as to introduce new anti-bullying and cyberbullying laws. The programs legal task team comprised of 9 lawyers and professionals are helping to draft the necessary legislative proposals to fix legal shortcomings and gaps.
ENGLISH FOR SUCCES
2012 - The foundation started the "English for Success" program in the Budapest children's home (Bolya utca). The program's goal is to help children learn English, and to learn about the Anglo culture. In January 2013, the foundation started a typing program, teaching children how to type, appropriately using 10 fingers, ciritical thinking and responsibility / accountability.
The program promotes the English language as a unifying communication tool in Europe. Our program focuses on expanding the English skills of children in the children's homes in Hungary. The pilot is already yielding extraordinary results and is being held in the Children's homes in the Budapest.
Our work complements existing academic efforts. We tutor students and take a practical approach to teach children to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
European Conference on Safety and Prevention
Annual European Conference on Safety and Prevention focuses on cross boarder visits to and between European Countries.