The Gallup Organisation Europe-led Consortium assembles the necessary technical and scientific skills to provide the best possible solution for implementing ICS in the EU member countries.
The Gallup Organisation Europe (Gallup Europe)
will ensure the overall project management and co-ordination and
the arrangement of data collection. Gallup will organize and administer
the field phone interviewing teams and constantly monitor the quality
of data collection. Gallup will be responsible for data management
as well, (merging, cleaning, and weighting the data files, in other
words making the raw data legible for further analysis by the consortium
members and third party experts) and for providing web-based technology
for dissemination. Gallup's Robert Manchin will be the leader of
United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research
Institute, UNICRI, will ensure the professional and personal continuity of the ICVS with the EU ICS. Jan van Dijk, in charge of the research within UNICRI, has been an initiator and key investigator in the previous ICVS surveys. His active participation ensures that the EU ICS will fit into the global victimization measurement efforts. This will allow a global comparability of the European survey. UNICRI will significantly contribute to the preparation of the comparative report.
Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal
Law plays a key role in analysing the EU ICS data. The
Institute has been involved in the ICVS surveys since its early
stages, and its researchers are renowned for their expertise in
the crime area. In particular, the Max Planck Institute, will focus
on analyzing different victimization rates in Europe.
CEPS/INSTEAD will guarantee the sustainability
of the project by providing the long term availability of the data
and by hosting the complete data sets within its database system.
It will significantly contribute to the dissemination phase through
its expertise in hosting European longitudinal studies and advanced
techniques in providing full exploitation of existing data. Developing
model applications on evidence-based policy research in the field
of crime prevention with local stake-holders will contribute to
the future sustainability of the project. Key expert, with a proven
track record in utilization and training around crime data, is Prof.
GeoX has established itself as a leading innovative developer of digital mapping applications and integrating various databases with spatial information for various service providers. Within the framework of this project, it will have a significant role for the dissemination phase of the project. By developing a mapping database, for geo-coding crime-related data, it will integrate multiple mapping information into a single platform, and produce a European interactive crime-related mapping application that can be used in numerous training applications.
Finally, the consortium will be completed by Gallup Hungary, Gallup Luxembourg and Gallup UK, who will strengthen the field force and data analytical capacities. Gallup has conducted numerous telephone surveys throughout Europe and the consortium will benefit of the combined expertise in the field of quality data gathering and analysis. By integrating a distributed real-time interviewing technology, it will contribute to the future of multilingual pan-European applied social science infrastructure.