Activités
Workshops & Field visits
Plenary sessions
Networking
Zoom sessions
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09:00
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11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
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16:00
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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

  • Technologies for Prevention - Part 1
  • Discriminatory Violence - Part 1
  • For a Responsible Nightlife
  • Rethinking Evidence and Evaluation

Coffee break
Networking breaks

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

  • Technologies for Prevention - Part 2
  • Discriminatory Violence - Part 2
  • The Design and Management of Public Places
  • Cross-border Cooperation in Risk Management

Buffet lunch & Networking
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

  • Preventing Violent Radicalisation - Part 1
  • Cities and Organised Crime - Part 1
  • Drugs and Addiction in Cities
  • Relations Between Citizens and Institutions

Coffee break
Networking breaks

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

  • Preventing Violent Radicalisation - Part 2
  • Cities and Organised Crime - Part 2
  • The Diversification of Security Stakeholders
  • Preventing Violence Against Women

Networking
18:00 - 19:00
Networking breaks

Zoom sessions
18:00 - 19:00
Zoom sessions

Efus 30 years Dinner
20:00 - 22:00

Simultaneous interpretation will be available from and into Spanish, English and French as well as from Catalan during Efus 2017 conference Security, Democracy & CitiesThe sessions marked with a * will also be available in Italian.

Plenary sessions

Plenary sessions will mark the main steps of the conference from its opening to the adoption of the Manifesto. Gathering all the participants, they will also be the occasion for high level speakers to present their views on urban security’s evolution and new challenges.

Wednesday 15

Opening session – 2:00pm-2:30pm

Speakers

  • Willy Demeyer, President of Efus, Mayor of Liège
  • Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona
  • Jordi Jardí Pinyol, General Director of the Administration of Security, Government of Catalonia

30 years of local urban security policies – 2:30pm-4:00pm

Moderator

Josep Lahosa, Executive director Spanish Forum for Urban Security

Speakers

  • Adam Crawford, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Leeds University
  • Rossella Selmini, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Susanne Wolter, Deputy director of the Council for Crime Prevention in Lower Saxony
  • André Lemaitre, Professor, University of Liège
  • Bernard Rivaillé, Deputy Mayor in charge of district social development, City of Lormont, Vice president of the French Forum for Urban Security
  • Vasco Franco, Researcher, Nova Lisboa University; Vice-president of the Observatory of Security, Organised Crime and Terrorism (Portugal)
  • Claudia Laub, President of the association El Ágora

From cooperation to coproduction – 4:30pm-6:00pm

Moderator

Antonio Baquero, Journalist, El Periódico

Speakers

  • Juan José Medina Ariza, Senior Lecturer Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Manchester; President of the Spanish Society of Criminological Research
  • Joachim Fritz, Head Sector Department Governance and Conflict, GIZ
  • Joan Miquel Capell, Head of the Cabinet of Security and Prevention, provincial Authority of Barcelona
  • Felisa Pérez, Technical Director of “Associació Benestar i Desenvolupament” and representative of the Citizen Agreement for an Inclusive Barcelona
  • Karin Svanberg, Head of Division, Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention
  • Claude Paulin Danho, Mayor of Attécoubé, Abidjan, President of the Ivorian Forum

Friday 17

A cross-sector approach to respond to the complexity of urban security – Which actors and tools around local elected officials? – 9:30am-11:30am

Moderator

Antonio Baquero, Journalist, El Periódico

Speakers

  • Elena Morera, Founder and President of the association “Ciudadanos Por una Causa en Común”, Mexico
  • Jonas Hult, Chief Safety and Security Adviser, City of Malmö (SE)
  • Hans Bonte, Mayor of Vilvoorde, Belgium
  • Javier Barbero, Deputy Mayor, City of Madrid, Spain
  • Riccardo.Malagoli, Deputy Mayor in charge of Housing Policies and districts Coordination, City of Bologna
  • Oriol Amorós, Secretary for Equality, Immigration  and Citizenship, Generalitat of Catalonia, Spain
  • Erich Marks, Executive Director of the Council for Crime Prevention in Lower Saxony, Vice President, European forum for urban security

The commitment of local and regional authorities for inclusive and sustainable security – Adoption of the Manifesto and Crossed perspectives – 12:30pm-2:30pm

Moderator

Elizabeth Johnston, Executive Director, European forum for urban security

Speakers

  • Elena Giner Monge, Deputy Mayor of the city of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Carmela Rozza, Deputy Mayor city of Milan, and President of the Italian Forum for Urban Security
  • Bernard Clerfayt, Mayor of Schaerbeek and President of the Belgium Forum for Urban Security
  • Roger Vicot, Mayor of Lomme and President of the French Forum for Urban Security
  • Martin Schairer, Deputy Mayor for Security, Order and Sport, City of Stuttgart, President of the German Forum for Urban Security
  • Gudrun Mosler-Törnström, President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
  • Laura Perez Castaño, City Councillor for Feminism and International Relations,City of Barcelona, President of Metropolis Women
  • Niraj Nathwani, Programme Manager Legal Research, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
  • Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea, Member of the European Parliament European, Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee
  • André Vervooren, Director of Public Safety Department, City of Rotterdam
  • Clément Stengel, Deputy Mayor for Security and Public Order, City of Amiens
  • Willy Demeyer, President of Efus, Mayor of Liège
  • Aisa Kacyira, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat

Closing session

Speakers

  • Willy Demeyer, President of Efus, Mayor of Liège
  • Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona
  • Àngels Vila Muntal, Head of the Security Cabinet, Government of Catalonia

Workshops - Thursday 16

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: Technologies for Prevention (Part 1) – 9:30am-11:00am

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?

President

José María García Mompel, Deputy Mayor for Security, living together and Citizenship, City of L’Hospitalet

Moderator

Nina Olesen, Senior Policy Manager, European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO)

Reporter 

Santiago Herrero, Security Cabinet, Department of the Interior, Government of Catalonia

Speakers

  • Aljosa Pasic, Technology Transfer Director at Atos Research & Innovation (ARI)
  • Lanfranco Marasso, Smart City Program Director, Research & Innovation Department Engineering, Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A . 
  • Albert Vilatarsana i Silvestre, Director of Public Policy and Chief of the local police of Sant Boi de Llobregat, M7 Citizen Security
  • Rob Procter, Professor of Social Informatics and Deputy Head of Research, Department of Computer Science, Warwick University

Co-pilots

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Workshop: Discriminatory Violence (Part 1) – 9:30am-11:00am

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?

President

Antonio Lorenzo, Deputy mayor of Castellón de la Plana

Moderator

Niraj Nathwani, Programme Manager – Legal Research Equality and Citizens’ Rights Department, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

Reporter 

Sara Filippini, Programme Manager, Italian Forum for Urban Security (FISU)

Speakers

  • Shams Asadi, Commissioner Human Rights City of Vienna
  • Marik Fetouh, Deputy Mayor in charge of equality and citizenship, City of Bordeaux
  • Joanna Perry, Research fellow and associate lecturer on hate crime at Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Maribel Ramos, General & Technical Deputy Director, Hatento – Observatory against hate crimes against the homeless, RAIS Foundation
  • Paul Giannasi, Head of the Cross-Government Hate Crime Programme Department for Communities and Local Government

Co-pilot

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Workshop: For a Responsible Nightlife – 9:30am-11:00am *

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?

President

Gloria Corral, Deputy Mayor for Tourism and Business of the city of Ibiza, Spain

Moderator

Denis Tallédec,  Director, Culture Bar-Bars and coordinator of the Nightlife National Platform, France

Reporter 

Thierry Charlois, Project Manager, Nightlife Policy, City of Paris, France

Speakers

  • Daniel Vazquez, Coordinator, Security and Emergency Department, City of Madrid
  • Rien van der Steenoven, City Marine, City of Rotterdam
  • Lluis Torrents Cruz, Co-director & manager, RazzMatazz, Spain
  • Yazid Kherfi, Director, Médiation Nomade, France

Co-pilot

La Plateforme de la Vie Nocturne a été créée le 12 janvier 2017. Elle constitue un espace de réflexions et de propositions réunissant élus et techniciens des collectivités et de l’Etat concernés par la Vie Nocturne, organisations professionnelles, universitaires, experts et citoyens. Elle offre une approche transversale et experte à ses membres partenaires, afin de mieux comprendre ce qui se joue la Nuit, construire des clés d’analyses et de stratégies, pour qu’elle devienne un atout pour les territoires. Culture, tourisme, sécurité, tranquillité publique, transport, santé, réduction des risques, économie, formation, autant de sujets abordés tout au long de l’année par la Plateforme, ressource au service des territoire. Mutualisant les réflexions et les expériences, elle permet la rencontre d’experts, de professionnels, d’élus, de citoyens, d’acteurs locaux. Elle s’inscrit dans une dimension européenne et à ce titre se nourrit d’expériences extra-nationales. Elle s’articule autour de trois groupes de travail : « Une nuit responsable et citoyenne », « Une nuit attractive », « La gouvernance ». Chaque année, la Plateforme organise une conférence afin de partager ses travaux et provoquer le débat : réinterroger les pratiques, développer un nouveau paradigme et construire ensemble les ressources permettant la mise en oeuvre de politiques publiques efficaces et utiles pour tous les territoires.

Workshop: Rethinking Evidence and Evaluation – 9:30am-11:00am

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?

President

Martin Schairer, Deputy Mayor for Security, Order and Sport, City of Stuttgart

Moderator

Francesc Guillén Lasierra, Projects and Organisation Officer, Department of the Interior, Government of Catalonia

Reporter 

Burkhard Hasenpusch, Criminologist, German Congress of Crime Prevention

Speakers

  • Irvin Waller, Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Veerle Berx, Prevention Officer City of Brussels, Director of Bravvo
  • Samuel Thirion, General Secretary, TOGETHER, International Network of Territories of Co-responsibility
  • Mats Glans, Prevention Manager, City Office Department of Societal Safety and Risk Management, City of Malmö
  • Fabio Paparelli, Regional Councillor for Security, Region of Umbria

Co-pilot

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Workshop: Technologies for Prevention (Part 2) – 11:30am-1:00pm

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?

President

Jean-Yves Secheresse, Deputy Mayor of Lyon, Security & public tranquility

Moderator

Klaudia Tani, Crisis Management Policy Manager and R&I Coordinator, European Organisation for Security (EOS)

Reporter 

Helena Mulero, Director of Security, Professor of criminology autonomous University of Barcelona

Speakers

  • Ineke Nierstrasz, Coordinator International Department of Public Safety, City of Rotterdam
  • Richard Vriesde, Police The Hague
  • Sarah Yanicostas, Public Policy Manager, Facebook, France
  • Sebastian Denef, Research Fellow, FRAUNHOFER
  • Jonathan Oram, Metropolitan Police of London

Co-pilots

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Workshop: Discriminatory Violence (Part 2) – 11:30am-1:00pm

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?

President

President Dolors Sabater, Mayor Of Badalona, Spain

Moderator

Gemma PINYOL-JIMENEZ, Expert for Intercultural Cities-Council of Europe and policy advisor at RECI-Spanish Network of Intercultural Cities.

Reporter 

Mercè Soro Posac, Cabinet of Security, Department of the Interior, Government of Catalonia

Speakers

  • Aida Guillen, Director of Citizenship and Diversity Rights of the Barcelona City Council
  • Claire Fernandez, Deputy Director – Programmes,  European Network Against Racism
  • Piotr Godzisz, Policy, Research & Advocacy Officer, Board Member of Lambda Warszawa
  • Jari Taponen, Superintendent , Unit for Police Preventive Actions, Helsinki Police Department, Finland

Co-pilot

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Workshop: The Design and Management of Public Places – 11:30am-1:00pm *

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?

President

Andrea Bosi, Deputy Mayor for promotion of culture of legality, City of Modena (IT)

Moderator

Gian Guido Nobili, Executif Director, Italian Forum for Urban Security (FISU)

Reporter 

David Buil Gil, Criminologist, University of Manchester

Speakers

  • Medy Sejai, Director public space and mobility, city of Montreuil, France
  • Margo Weimers, Project Manager at the Department of Public Safety, Joburg City Safety Programme
  • Daniela Idrovo, Researcher and PhD candidate in Urban And Architectural Management And Valuation, Polytechnic University of Catalonia
  • Juan José Amaya, Mediator “Roquetes conviu” Programme
  • Monica Diniz, Head of the Prevention, Security and International Relations, Lisbon Municipal Police, City of Lisbon (PT)

Co-pilot

FISU

Workshop: Cross-border Cooperation in Risk Management – 11:30am-1:00pm

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?

President

Clément Stengel, Deputy Mayor for Security and Public Order, City of Amiens

Moderator

Yves Van De Vloet, Associate Expert

Reporter 

Cristina Sobrino Garcés, Doctor of law –criminology – Barcelona

Speakers

  • Jean-François Ona, Project Manager, Proximity Direction, Security and Neighbourhood Life, City of Nice
  • Général François Vernoux, General, Permanent member of COGIC, Founder of Pavillon Orange
  • Mário Macedo, Former navy officer and professional firefighthers commander, actual risk management consultant, Setubal (PT)

Co-pilot

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Workshop: Preventing Violent Radicalisation (Part 1) – 2:30pm-4:00pm

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?

President

Amadeu Recasens, Security Advisor for the City of Barcelona

Moderator

Daniel Hooton, Project Manager, Strong Cities Network

Reporter 

Oscar Negredo Carrillo, Coordinator of the Community Mediation unit, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain

Speakers

  • María Dolores Aurioles, Head of Social Rights Service, Málaga, Spain
  • Dirk Wurm, Deputy Mayor of Augsburg, Germany
  • Herman Deparice Okomba, Executive Director, Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence, Canada
  • Alain Grignard, Superintendent of the anti-terrorism division of the Belgian Federal Police and Professor at the University of Liège

Co-pilot

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Workshop: Cities and Organised Crime (Part 1) – 2:30pm-4:00pm *

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?

President

André Vervooren, Director of Public Safety Department, City of Rotterdam

Moderator

Pieter Tops, Professor, University of Tilburg

Reporter 

Febe Liagre, Strategy and policy officer EUCPN

Speakers

  • Jean-François Monino, Deputy Mayor for prevention, security and public order, City of Aubervilliers, France
  • Marcel De La Haije, City Marine of Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Gautam Babbar, Strategic Planning and Interagency Affairs Unit, UNODC
  • Verónica Giménez i Fos, Coordinator, Unit against Human Trafficking, Barcelona, Spain
  • Xavier Cortés Camacho, Police of the Generalitat – Mossos d’Esquadra, Central Unit for Human Trafficking, Spain

Co-pilots

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Workshop: Drugs and Addiction in Cities – 2:30pm-4:00pm

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?

President

Laurence Comminette, Communications Manager, City of Liège

Moderator

Matej Kosir, Director, UTRIP

Reporter 

Vanina Hallab, Project Manager, City of Bordeaux

Speakers

  • Oleguer Parés-Badell, Public health officer, Department of Drug Prevention and Care of the Barcelona Public Health Agency
  • Marica Ferri, Head of sector – Best practices, knowledge exchange and economic issues EMCDDA
  • Muriel Goessens, Director, Transit
  • Martine Lacoste, Vice-President, Fédération Addiction
  • Corinna Wöllner, Consultant, GIZ

Co-pilot

Workshop: Relations Between Citizens and Institutions – 2:30pm-4:00pm

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?

President

 Paul Quin, Deputy Mayor for security and cults,City of Mulhouse (FR)

Moderator

Jacques de Maillard, Professor of Political Science, CESDIP (FR)

Reporter 

Cristina Secades, Facultative law graduate, Security Cabinet, Government of Catalunya

Speakers

  • Jose-Luis Carque Vera, Coordinator of Public Safety and Emergencies and Director of the Local Police in the City Council of Castellón (ES)
  • Monica Mendez, Technical Advisor at the Sociological Research Center (ES)
  • Hibat Tabib, Président, President, Association for training, prevention and access to law (AFPAD) (FR)
  • Radim Bures, Deputy director, Probation and mediation department, Ministry of Justice (CZ)
  • Sasa Djordjevic, Researcher, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (SRB)

Co-pilot

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Workshop: Preventing Violent Radicalisation (Part 2) – 4:30pm-6:00pm

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?

President

Lluís Paradell Fernández, Chief of the Analysis Department, Police of the Generalitat – Mossos d’Esquadra, Government of Catalonia

Moderator

Daniel Hooton, Project Manager, Strong Cities Network

Reporter 

Sergine Lirola, Coordinator, CLSPD, City of Toulouse

Speakers

  • Guenther Sablattnig, Adviser to the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Council of the European Union
  • Saliha Ben Ali, Founder, Society Against Violent Extremism
  • Alexandra Stein, Honorary Research Fellow, Birlkbeck, University of London
  • Chris Williams, Senior Prevent Advisor, Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism , UK Home Office

Co-pilot

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Workshop: Cities and Organised Crime (Part 2) – 4:30pm-6:00pm *

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?

President

André Vervooren, Director of Public Safety Department, City of Rotterdam

Moderator

Pieter Tops, Professor, University of Tilburg

Reporter 

Speakers

  • Massimo Mezzetti, Deputy Mayor of Culture and Legality and Youth Policy, Regione Emilia Romagna (IT)
  • Annemie De Boye, Coordinator administrative approach to organized crime City of Genk, Belgium
  • Vincent Lauwers, Policy and Practice Officer of the Informal Network on the Administrative Approach in the fight against organised crime
  • Christian Beaupère, Commanding officer of Liège Local Police Area, Belgium
  • Davide Pati, Fondazione Libera

Co-pilots

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Workshop: The Diversification of Security Stakeholders – 4:30pm-6:00pm

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?

President

Maite Casado Cadarso, Deputy Executive Director of Homeland Security, Interior Department, Government of Catalunya

Moderator

Véronique Ketelaer, Programme manager, Brussels Prevention Security

Reporter 

Didier Raciné, Chief editor, Préventique

Speakers

  • Pierre Thomas, Director Integral Local Security, Belgian Interior Ministry
  • Philip Stenning, Adjunct Professor, Griffith Criminology Institute, Honorary Professor, School of Applied Human Sciences,University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
  • Virginie Malochet, Sociologist, IAU Ile-de-France, Mission Prevention/Security
  • Carlos Rabaçal, Deputy mayor of Setubal
  • Enrique París Vidal, Director Zone Catalunya, Aragon and Canarias, Securitas

Co-pilot

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Workshop: Preventing Violence Against Women – 4:30pm-6:00pm

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?

President

Nuria Balada, President of the Catalan Institut of Women

Moderator

Dr. Sohail Husain, Consultant

Reporter 

Toni Vegas, Security Policy Evaluation Manager, Security Cabinet, Government of Catalunya

Speakers

  • Ana Falú, Professor, University of Cordoba, Red Mujer and Habitat LAC, Director INVIHAB
  • Maria Naredo, General Director for Prevention and attention to gender-based violence, Madrid City Council
  • Dominika Stojanoska, Gender Specialist and Head of Skopje Office, UN Women
  • Angel Palacios Trujillo, General Directorate against Gender Violence of the Vice Ministry of Women, of the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations of Peru. Intervention with men in care and prevention, EUROsociAL

Co-pilot

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Field visits - Thursday 16

Field visit: Sant Cosme Neighbourhood (El Prat de Llobregat)

Roma inclusion – 8:30am-1:00pm

Since 2005, the Government of Catalonia is implementing  a comprehensive plan to foster Roma people’s  social and economic inclusion. Participants will visit a neighbourhood where there is a large Roma community, Sant Cosme, and where this plan has been rolled out. They will exchange on the actions carried out and on how urban planning policies have been re-designed.

Field Visit: Port of Barcelona

Exchanges and co-production of security – 9:30am-1:00pm

One of the main infrastructures of the Mediterranean region, the port of Barcelona has an annual flow of 50 million tonnes of freight and 4 million passengers. The visit will include a boat tour of the port and meetings with managers in charge of the port’s security,  such as the Port Police, the Guardia Civil and private companies. A presentation will be made on the operational framework within which these stakeholders cooperate.

Field visit: Barcelona Subway  

Transport and Security – 9:30am-1:00pm

This visit is also available from 2:30pm to 6:00pm

With more than 450 million passengers a year, the Barcelona Metro is an interesting place where to observe changing behavioural patterns linked to security. The visit will focus on the organisation of security by the traditional institutions, but also on protection and preventive measures taken by the users themselves to avoid becoming victims.

Field visit: Camp Nou Stadium

Large Events Security Management – 9:30am-1:00pm

This visit is also available from 2:30pm to 6:00pm.

As the largest stadium in Europe, with over 100,000 seats, the Camp Nou is exposed to various risks ranging from hooliganism to terrorism. A presentation will be made of the various actors contributing to the stadium’s security, such as the police, reception staff and transport services. A discussion will be held on the specific security challenges of large events.

Field visit: Public Security Institute of Catalonia

Integrating the co-production of security as early as initial training – 9:30am-1:00pm

The Public Security Institute of Catalonia (ISPC according to the Spanish acronym) trains police officers, firefighters and civil protection officers and includes a faculty affiliated with the University of Barcelona. The ISPC is an original structure based on coordination and shared responsibility among all security stakeholders. After a presentation of the institute  and its modus operandi, participants will be shown a simulation of a transverse operation.  

Field visit: Baluard Attention and Monitoring Centre

Addiction and Risk Prevention – 9:30am-1:00pm

Opened in 2005, the  Baluard Attention and Monitoring Centre is a drop-in facility for drug addicts which is affiliated to the national health system. In particular, it has an injection room, a smoking room, and a sanitary area for the monitoring and treatment of contagious diseases. In addition, food and personal hygiene products are on offer at the   “Calor-Café”,. After a visit of the centre, participants will exchange with the staff, including doctors, psychologists and educators.

Field visit: El Besòs i el Maresme Neighbourhood

Pacifying Public Spaces – 9:30am-1:00pm

The Sant Martí Prevention and Coexistence Service (SPC) remodels public spaces and organises activities in them in order to solve neighbourhood conflicts, whether they are manifest or latent, by involving residents. The conflict then becomes an opportunity for change. After a presentation of the neighbourhood and the process, the participants will see some of the actions that have been carried out: installation of planters, organisation of activities by a mosque and redevelopment of a square in a participatory approach.

Field visit: Barcelona Subway  

Transport and Security – 2:30am-6:00pm

This visit is also available from 9:30am to 1:00pm

With more than 450 million passengers a year, the Barcelona Metro is an interesting place where to observe changing behavioural patterns linked to security. The visit will focus on the organisation of security by the traditional institutions, but also on protection and preventive measures taken by the users themselves to avoid becoming victims.

Field visit: Camp Nou Stadium

Large Events Security Management – 2:30pm-6:00pm

This visit is also available from 9:30am to 1:00pm.

As the largest stadium in Europe, with over 100,000 seats, the Camp Nou is exposed to various risks ranging from hooliganism to terrorism. A presentation will be made of the various actors contributing to the stadium’s security, such as the police, reception staff and transport services. A discussion will be held on the specific security challenges of large events.

Field visit: Barcelona’s Operational Coordination Centre

Coordinating Resilience – 2:30pm-6:00pm

From police and fire brigades to civil protection and paramedics, many actors are involved in emergency response. The way their interventions are coordinated  has a direct impact on the provision of service to people, and the slightest dysfunction can have dramatic consequences. This visit will be focused on how emergency services are coordinated in Catalonia and on the experience of other  European regions and cities.

Field visit: Neighbourhood of Nou Barris

“Barcelona Against Violence Against Women” Circuit – 2:30pm-6:00pm

This tour focuses on various public and private social services involved in the prevention of gender-based violence. In particular, three organisations will be featured: the Information and Attention Service for Women (PIAD, according to the Spanish acronym), the Attention, Recovery and Hospitality Service (SARA) and the Support Service for Men for the Promotion of Non-Violent Relationships (SAH). Participants will visit the PIAD and SARA offices and exchange during a debate.

Field visit: Social Service Centre of the Gràcia Neighbourhood

Involving the Local Community in Seniors’ Safety – 2:30pm-6:00pm

11.5% of the Barcelona population are over the age of 75, and almost a third live alone. The Radars Project allows seniors to continue living at home by involving local residents, traders, volunteers and city services in ensuring their well-being. The local community keeps an eye on seniors and alerts the social services whenever they detect any worrying sign in the seniors’ daily life. Participants will visit a social service centre whose members will present the project along with representatives of the Radar network.

Field visit: Ciutat Meridiana Neighbourhood

El arte en la prevención de los conflictos – 2:30pm-6:00pm

The anti-rumor project aims to promote a space for dialogue between neighbours about cultural diversity in their neighbourhood. Through theatre workshops, it encourages interactions between residents so they can become “actors for change”, in particular by involving them in participatory projects carried out in the neighbourhood. The visit will include a presentation of this initiative, followed by a theatre play and a debate.

Field visit: Mossèn Jacint Verdaguer School

Opening Up Schools and Sharing Their Recreation Areas – 2:30pm-6:00pm

The “Open Playgrounds” project allows families and children to enjoy school facilities outside of school hours. Managed by the Barcelona Municipal Institute of Education, it provides a safe environment where young people can enjoy their free time. Free sport, cultural and artistic activities are also offered by educators. Participants in the visit will have the opportunity to exchange with the various actors involved in this project.

Field visit: Guinardó School’s Neighbourhood

Creating Safe Routes to School – 2:30pm-6:00pm

The Camí Escolar project creates a safe and welcoming space for children to gain independence and get to school on their own. The visit will present the project, those involved (the Barcelona Municipal Institute of Education, the Barcelona Municipal Police, the Guardia Urbana…) as well as the educational and communal tools used. Participants will then leave for a tour of the Guinardó school district, which will present its most original aspects and the improvements that have been made.

Field visit: Exploratory walk in the neighborhood of Sant Martí

Gender and feeling of insecurity – 5:00pm-7:00pm

In English and French from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. In Spanish from 2:30pm to 5:00pm.

There are many indicators to measure the level of security of a city. But such data, which are often  is often numerical and objective, only partially reflect the feeling of security or insecurity of the local population. The objective of exploratory walks is to observe how urban space planning affects the perception of security in cities, and particularly how gender can shape the way security is lived in cities.

Field visit: La Rambla

Terrorist attack and emergency response – 2:30pm-6:00pm

On 17 August, the city of Barcelona was hit by a terrorist attack that highlighted the importance of cooperation among emergency services when managing a crisis. Participants will meet the emergency services that operated that day, such as the police and A&E, but also the psychologists and representatives of Barcelona City Hall who provided psychological support to victims.

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

> 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 selected by Efus for its innovative approach in the field of urban security. These short sessions will be interactive: 15-minute presentation max. followed by a discussion with the audience. Various themes will be tackled, among which: risk reduction; securing public spaces; emerging technologies; preventing violent radicalisation; tourism and security; citizen participation; social inclusion, education and gender; social reintegration and justice.

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.