Activités
Workshops & Field visits
Plenary sessions
Networking
Zoom sessions
08:00
09:00
10:00
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
18:00
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Thursday 16 November
Thursday 16 November
Participant registration
08:30 - 09:30
Reception of participants

Field visits
09:30 - 13:00
Workshops & Field visits

Workshops
09:30 - 11:00
Workshops & Field visits

  • Discriminatory Violence
  • Relations Between Citizens and Institutions
  • Cross-border Cooperation in Risk Management
  • Preventing Violent Radicalisation
  • Cities and Organised Crime
  • Preventing Violence Against Women
  • Rethinking Evidence and Evaluation
  • Technologies for Prevention
  • Drugs and Addiction in Cities
  • The Design and Management of Public Places
  • For a Responsible Nightlife
  • The Diversification of Security Stakeholders

Times to be confirmed

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Coffee break
Networking breaks

Workshops
11:30 - 13:00
Workshops & Field visits

  • Discriminatory Violence
  • Relations Between Citizens and Institutions
  • Cross-border Cooperation in Risk Management
  • Preventing Violent Radicalisation
  • Cities and Organised Crime
  • Preventing Violence Against Women
  • Rethinking Evidence and Evaluation
  • Technologies for Prevention
  • Drugs and Addiction in Cities
  • The Design and Management of Public Places
  • For a Responsible Nightlife
  • The Diversification of Security Stakeholders

Times to be confirmed

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Lunch
13:00 - 14:30
Networking breaks

Zoom sessions
13:00 - 14:30
Zoom sessions

Field visits
14:30 - 18:00
Workshops & Field visits

Workshops
14:30 - 16:00
Workshops & Field visits

  • Discriminatory Violence
  • Relations Between Citizens and Institutions
  • Cross-border Cooperation in Risk Management
  • Preventing Violent Radicalisation
  • Cities and Organised Crime
  • Preventing Violence Against Women
  • Rethinking Evidence and Evaluation
  • Technologies for Prevention
  • Drugs and Addiction in Cities
  • The Design and Management of Public Places
  • For a Responsible Nightlife
  • The Diversification of Security Stakeholders

Times to be confirmed

More information

Coffee break
Networking breaks

Workshops
16:30 - 18:00
Workshops & Field visits

  • Discriminatory Violence
  • Relations Between Citizens and Institutions
  • Cross-border Cooperation in Risk Management
  • Preventing Violent Radicalisation
  • Cities and Organised Crime
  • Preventing Violence Against Women
  • Rethinking Evidence and Evaluation
  • Technologies for Prevention
  • Drugs and Addiction in Cities
  • The Design and Management of Public Places
  • For a Responsible Nightlife
  • The Diversification of Security Stakeholders

Times to be confirmed

More information

Networking
18:00 - 19:00
Networking breaks

Zoom sessions
18:00 - 19:00
Zoom sessions

Simultaneous interpretation will be available from and into Spanish, English and French as well as from Catalan during Efus 2017 conference Security, Democracy & Cities.

Workshops

Take part in thematic workshops. Elected officials, researchers, associations and other security professionals are expected to debate and share their knowledge, experiences and practices. These discussions will enrich the Manifesto, shared political project produced by participants which will be endorsed at the end of the conference.
  • Workshop: Discriminatory Violence

Actions motivated by hate and intolerance are a day-to-day reality in Europe. Local authorities have a key role in creating an environment in which discrimination, hate speech and violence are not tolerated. What kind of activities can they develop? Which actors could get involved? How to protect victims?

  • Workshop: Relations Between Citizens and Institutions

General distrust towards institutions tends to weaken social cohesion and security, whether real or perceived. What are the factors creating this gap between citizens and institutions? By acting as intermediaries, how can local authorities contribute to strengthening their relationship? What means do they have to achieve this?

  • Workshop: Cross-border Cooperation in Risk Management

Considering the risks that affect people living in border areas, cooperation is necessary but challenging. How to implement integrated risk management on each side of the border in case of crisis but also on a daily basis? How to develop a shared culture of cross-border assistance?

  • Workshop: Preventing Violent Radicalisation

Radicalisation occurs locally, sometimes through violent acts. But local authorities cannot manage alone the underlying causes of this process. They need to rely on partners to strengthen the resilience of individuals facing a risk of radicalisation. What are the challenges of this approach? What initiatives are already underway?

  • Workshop: Cities and Organised Crime

From direct control through violence to the infiltration of public procurement, organised crime can take different forms in a given territory. How to identify such practices, their causes and consequences? What tools do local authorities have to prevent them? How to strengthen the culture of legality and transparency?

  • Workshop: Preventing Violence Against Women

Women are the target of violence in their private life but also in public spaces. How to act against domestic violence, sexual harassment and other forms of gender-based violence? How to strengthen prevention and include gender issues in all urban security policies?

  • Workshop: Rethinking Evidence and Evaluation

Collecting and analysing evidence is essential in order to design public policies and measure their impact. It is also necessary in order to assess and adapt measures taken as part of such policies. How to assess the social value and benefits of crime prevention? Who should be in charge of managing such assessments? How to involve all stakeholders and foster an evaluation culture?

  • Workshop: Technologies for Prevention

The use of technologies has become widespread in cities, which are now “digital” and “smart”. What opportunities does this new paradigm offer? How do open data and social media reshape prevention policies? How to ensure virtual spaces are used ethically and securely?

  • Workshop: Drugs and Addiction in Cities

Drugs consumption and trafficking have a deep impact on cities. How to reduce nuisances and crime linked to trafficking? How to sustainably promote a culture of risk reduction which protects both consumers and communities? As drugs markets evolve, how are legislation and prevention being adapted?

  • Workshop: The Design and Management of Public Places

As places where people live together, public spaces, when they are not well designed or managed, can become rife with insecurity or conflicts. How to take into account security and crime prevention when designing public spaces? How to ensure that all citizens start appropriating them so they become inclusive and safe?

  • Workshop: For a Responsible Nightlife

At night, the use of public spaces and the needs of residents change. It is necessary to rethink coexistence and take into account health and security risks, as well as potential conflicts between citizens. How to bring about a peaceful nightlife and build on its potential for local development?

  • Workshop: The Diversification of Security Stakeholders 

In addition to security services provided by the government or local authorities, new urban security professionals have emerged and play an increasingly important role. They come from various sectors, including the private commercial sector, in particular security companies, but also from social and solidarity-based enterprises. How to involve them in the governance of policies? How to train them in order to develop a common culture and ensure coherence and complementarity among all security actors?

Speakers

The Conference will host high-level speakers who will reflect the diversity of security and urban life including elected representatives, staff from local, national and international authorities, university researchers, members of the civil society and the private sector.

Among the speakers who have already confirmed their attendance:

> Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona (Spain)

> Willy Demeyer, Mayor of Liège (Belgium) and President of Efus

> Joaquim Forn, Home Secretary, Government of Catalonia (Spain)

> Adam Crawford, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Director of the Leeds Social Sciences Institute, University of Leeds (United Kingdom)

> Ana Falú, founding member of Women and Habitat Network for Latin America and Professor at the National University of Cordoba (Argentina)

> Maria Elena Morera, President of the NGO Causa en Común (Mexico)

> Gudrun Mosler-Törnström, President of Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

> Niraj Nathwani, Programme Manager for Equality and Citizens’ Rights Department at EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA)

> Antje Niewisch-Lennartz, Minister of Justice, Lower Saxony (Germany)

> Gian Guido Nobili, Head of Urban Security and Legality, Security and Local Police Department, Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy)

> Martin Schairer, Stuttgart Deputy mayor for Security, Public Order and Sport and President of the German Forum for Urban Security (DEFUS)

> Roger Vicot, Mayor of Lomme and President of the French Forum for Urban Security (FFSU)

> Irvin Waller, President of the International Organisation for Victim Assistance (IOVA) and Professor at the University of Ottawa

Zoom Sessions

Learn more about an initiative, a project, a tool or a study relative to an innovative approach in the field of urban security in a short and informal way: 15 minute presentation max. followed by a discussion with the audience.

Call for papers

Publicise your research or your work on urban security by answering our call for papers. Selected contribution papers will be posted on the online space reserved for conference attendees. Contribution authors will have access to that space, where they will be able to exchange with the conference participants. A selection of the best contributions will be published on the conference website.