1. General Information :
Located in the Seine-Saint-Denis department, just outside Paris, Montreuil is the fifth largest town in Ile-de-France according to its number of inhabitants, who are called Montreuillois. Adjacent to the towns of Bagnolet, Romainville, Noisy-le-Sec, Rosny-sous-Bois, Saint-Mandé, Vincennes, Fontenay-Sous-Bois and Paris, Montreuil comprises an area of 892 hectares, including 63 hectares of parks.
With a rich historic heritage, which is both industrial and horticultural (the area is known for the peaches grown against its walls), Montreuil is characterised by its social and urban diversity as well as its dynamism. A number of large projects have had an impact on the town’s development: the renovation of the ‘Hauts de Montreuil’, ‘Bel Air Grands Pêcheurs’ and ‘La Noue’ neighbourhoods, and the installation of an ecological swimming pool, etc. Approximately 3,000 businesses are based in the commune of Montreuil, which accounts for around 30,000 jobs in nearly 350 different sectors.
Population: 102,770 inhabitants (1 January 2013)
Local Safety Contract: signed in 1998. The city created and implemented a Local Security and Crime Prevention Council in 2003. The city also signed an Urban Social Cohesion Contract for the period 2007 to 2009.
Twinned with: Cottbus (Germany) since 1959, Hai Duong (Vietnam) – Cooperation Agreement since 2001, Diadema (Brazil) – Cooperation Convention since 2002, Cercle de Yélimané (Mali) since 1985, Changchun (China) – Protocol on cooperation since 1995, Agadir (Morocco) – Protocol on cooperation since 2006, Beit Sira (Palestine) – Declaration of intent since 2005, Bistrita (Romania) since 1993, Palmela (Portugal), Modiin (Israel) since 2005.
2. The City in our Network :
“Whatever the political tendencies of towns and cities, they will have worked and reflected on certain issues and will already have implemented some initiatives. It is important not to repeat errors made in the past or to disregard the benefits from positive experiences achieved in other towns and conurbations.
While I don’t know what is going on in other countries, I think that security – which in a broad sense may just mean cooperation between European towns and cities – is something that, given the existence of Europe, must be considered seriously. I think the Forum will help me to see how events in Europe have repercussions on territories even as small as a single commune”.
Philippe Lamarche, Deputy Mayor of Montreuil, in charge of finances and public order
The City and Efus
Member since 2000
- SecuCities Drugs: Pilot training programme on the prevention and treatment of drug dependencies for elected officials and local leaders in small and medium-sized towns, 2003
- Efus international conference, Security, Democracy and Cities: The future of prevention, Aubervilliers and Saint-Denis, 12-14 December 2012
- General Assembly, Toulouse, France, 25 June 2009
- Conference “Cities facing urban violence“, Toulouse, 26 June 2009
- Conference “1983-2008, is security still everyone’s concern?”, Efus-FFSU, 5 December 2008
The City and the National Forum (FFSU)
Member of the Executive Committee since 2007.
Treasurer since 2012.
- Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on the “French Organisation for Reducing the Risks linked to Drug Use: Presentation, Project and Future Collaboration with the FFSU”, FFSU, 10 November 2010
- Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on the “Charter for the Democratic Use of Video Surveillance”, FFSU, 29 September 2010
- Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on the presentation of the Bockel report “Preventing Juvenile Delinquency: the Problem of Tomorrow”, FFSU, 5 May 2010
- Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “The Dangers of New Technology”, FFSU, 24 March 2010
- Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “Drug Use: Portugal’s experience of decriminalisation”, FFSU, 10 February 2010
- Reference project “All Francilians are mediators!“, Île-de-France, 2009
- Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “The challenges presented by the national plan to relaunch crime prevention”, FFSU, 30 September 2009
- Intervention through training “Municipal police: their position and doctrines, powers of the local police and the role of the municipal police in safety and prevention schemes”, FFSU, 9 September 2009
- FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “The Phenomenon of Gangs”, FFSU, 13 May 2009
- FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “Mediation and Access to the Law”, FFSU, 25 March 2009
- FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “Elected Officials and Mental Health”, FFSU, 11 February 2009
- FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “The presentation of the National Institute of Higher Education Studies in Security, INHES”, FFSU, 10 December 2008
- FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “The International Centre’s guide to preventing crime as regards public disturbances linked to prostitution and drugs”, FFSU, 1 October 2008
- FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “Prisoners’ Access to Human Rights”, FFSU, 21 May 2008
- FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “Suburban Hope”, FFSU, 2 April 2008
- FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “Information, Security and Freedoms”, FFSU, 30 January 2008
- FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “Studying Public Security”, FFSU, 19 December 2007
- FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “Social Intervention of the Commission and the Police”, FFSU, 19 September 2007
- FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “Minimum Sentences and Reoffending of Minors”, FFSU, 27 June 2007
- Carrying out of a local security assessment and the drafting of a Territorial Security and Crime Prevention Strategy 2014
- “All Francilians are mediators!” project, Ile de France, 2009
- Drafting of a Joint Action Plan, Rue de la Fédération, 2008
- Victimisation survey, 2007
- On-site training session “Preventing violence in sport”, Montreuil, 2009
- Local victimisation survey, FFSU, 2007
- Safety audits on the layout of public spaces (town planning and security) have also been carried out on rue de la Fédération in Montreuil, 2008
- Working group “Local Authorities-Justice”, 2014
- Working group “Travellers, Roma and Cities“, FFSU, 2010
- Candidate for 2009 Crime Prevention Award “Children and Teenagers: victims and perpetrators of violence at school, on the internet and in gangs”, Paris Senate, 28 October 2009
- Candidate for the 2008 Crime Prevention Award “Crime Prevention in Public Spaces“, France, 2008
- Project: Local voices – Local communication strategies to prevent extremism
- General Assembly, Paris, 25 June 2014
- Crime Prevention Award Ceremony 2010, “Safe housing conditions in safe neighbourhoods through local mediation and the local police”, Paris, 27 October 2010
- FFSU General Assembly, Lille, 23 June 2010
- General Assembly Conference “Nearing the end of local safety contracts?” From 5 March 2007 to the law LOPPSI 2, what is the future of crime prevention?“, Lille, 23 June 2010
- Conference on “Mental Health, Security and Freedoms“, Paris, 1 February 2010
- 2009 Crime Prevention Award Ceremony for “Children and Teenagers: victims and perpetrators of violence at school, on the internet and in gangs“, Paris Senate, 28 October 2009
- FFSU General Assembly, Toulouse, 25 June 2009
- Conference on “Children and adolescents: are they all minors?” concerning the review of the Juvenile Justice System, FFSU, 10 February 2009
- FFSU General Assembly, Paris, 25 June 2008
- FFSU General Assembly, La Rochelle, 16 May 2007
- Conference “The authority of mayors and information about them” concerning the role of mayors in crime prevention, La Rochelle, France, 16 May 2007
- General Assembly, Saint-Denis, 30 May 2006
- Conference on “Local authorities, prevention and education in football”, Saint-Denis, France, May 2006
- General Assembly, Rennes, 21 June 2005
- General Assembly, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 22 June 2004
3. Project Files (Best practice forms) :
- Meeting young squatters: illegal occupation of buildings leading to junior associations!, City of Montreuil, PPD File 2009
4. Further Information :
- Gender equality action plan 2014-2016: The town of Montreuil has been dedicated to fighting discrimination against women for many years, and the current three-year plan aims to build on these efforts.
- Having a say in neighbourhood budget setting: The aim is for residents to have access to a neighborhood budget and to be able to decide how it is spent on projects designed to improve the living environment and social cohesion in their neighbourhoods. These budgets represent a global sum of €300,000 per annum. As a group of residents or an association, residents can submit their propositions to the neighbourhood council. Priority is given to smaller projects aiming to improve public spaces within a short deadline.
Interviews: Interview with Malika Latrèche following the praise given to their project by the judges of the Crime Prevention Award 2009.
Images: Image Gallery