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2014-07-07 12:27

COMPOSITE conference "Good Leaderships in Times of Change – Empirical Findings and Suggestions for Police Leaders" by Kate Horton

COMPOSITE's final conference on "Good Leaderships in Times of Change – Empirical Findings and Suggestions for Police Leaders" on 12 and 13 June 2014 in Rotterdam (the Netherlands)

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2014-07-03 13:45

"Police is regain control by using twitter and Co."

COMPOSITE researcher were interviewed about their research on "police & social media".

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COMPOSITE consortium meeting in Ohrid, Macedonia

2012-05-29 12:31

After nearly two years of intensive research, the COMPOSITE project is now approaching its second phase. From May 29 until June 1, the project consortium met in the beautiful old town of Ohrid (Macedonia) to wrap up Action Line I and agree on the next steps regarding Action Line II. The consortium managed an ambitious agenda, dealing with issues of project management and dissemination, the European Police Monitor, an exploitation strategy and a training package on strategic management as well as questions of research strategy, interview protocols and data processing. Action Line I is rapidly approaching its end, and all the researchers who contributed to the voluminous reports have every reason to be proud of their work. Using this empirical foundation laid down in Action Line I, the focus of Action Line II will be on the processes that determine the success or failure of change processes within police organizations in the ten participating countries. Qualitative interviews, surveys and targeted studies in the police forces of these countries will provide an in-depth understanding of change processes and how they are influenced by organizational structure and culture (work package 5), identity (work package 6) and leadership (work package 7). Work package 4 (that runs through Action Line I as well as Action Line II) will examine the adaptation of ICT in the police forces of the participating countries. The results will enable us to examine the impact of key variables so that the design of organizational changes can be more accurate, opportunity costs can be minimised and the efficiency of these processes can be increased. Parallel to the research activities the dissemination (work package 9) and the exploitation (work package 10) of the project results will become increasingly important to ensure the practical benefit of the COMPOSITE project.
The consortium meeting was opened with a letter from Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, the President of the Republic of Macedonia which was addressed to the COMPOSITE participants and a personal speech by Ms. Violeta Andonovska, the State Secretary of  the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Macedonia.  
Publications and presentations regarding work packages 1, 2, 3 and 4 can be found here.

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