Margin: Tackle Insecurity in Marginalised Areas
Between May 2015 and April 2017, the ONDRP participated in the European project “Margin: Tackle Insecurity in Marginalised Areas”. This project was funded by the European Commission as part of the research program Horizon 2020. The Margin project was coordinated by the University of Barcelona, and gathered seven partners across five European countries and regions (Catalonia, France, Hungary, Italy, and the United Kingdom).
The main objective of the project was to analyse the perceptions of insecurity in Europe, at the individual and neighbourhood levels, through quantitative and qualitative methods. A part of this analysis focused on vulnerable and marginalized individuals. Another objective was to provide analytic tools to policy-makers, researchers, and citizens, in order to assess and reduce perceived insecurity.
The Margin project counted several “Work Packages” (WP): data collection from the partners (WP2); cross-national statistical analysis (WP3); creation of the Margin questionnaire on perceptions of insecurity (WP4); and anthropological fieldwork in five European cities (Barcelona, Budapest, Milan, London, and Paris) (WP5). Other tasks were dedicated to management (WP1), communication and results dissemination (WP6), and ethics (WP7).
As the leading partner of WP2, the ONDRP coordinated the collection of data from the partners’ police-recorded crime statistics and crime victimisation surveys. Drawing on its experience in the development and analysis of crime surveys, the ONDRP also participated in the creation of the Margin questionnaire. The ONDRP finally conducted fieldwork in two Parisian neighbourhoods located in the 8th and 19th arrondissements, during several months.
All results and public deliverables of the Margin project are available online: http://marginproject.eu/ or below