One of the EUCPN's main tasks is to arrange an annual conference for sharing and disseminating experience and knowledge of best practices in preventing crime and increasing safety and security in EU Member States. The conference is always held in connection with the European Crime Prevention Award (ECPA) contest.
Policymakers, practitioners and researchers from all EU Member States, candidate countries and relevant organisations are usually present at the conference.
The conference consists of lectures and seminars and one important element is to present and discuss the projects nominated for the ECPA contest each year.
The theme for the 2013 ECPA and BPC is "Prevention of domestic violence". The EPCA and the BPC will take place between 10 and 12 December in Lithuania, in cooperation with the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.