1. General Information :

Piacenza is a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Piacenza. Strategically the city is at a major crossroads at the intersection of Bologna, Milano, and Brescia,  Torino and Genova,. Piacenza right from its foundation has been of vital interest to political powers who would control northern Italy, more than any other city there. In peace it is a cultural center; in war, a focus of conflict.

Population: 102.000

Location: Italy

Official Website

Website of the crime prevention service 

Safety Contract signed in: 2002, and confirmed in 2006

Twinned with:

  • Erfurt (Germany),
  • Plasencia (Spain),
  • Togliattigrad (Russia)

2. The city in our network :

The city and the EFUS:

  • Member since: 2003

Participated in:

  • International Conference Security, Democracy and Cities, Saragossa, Spain, November 4th-6th 2006


  • General Assembly , June 10th 2005
  • European debate : The outlook for urban safety policies in Italy and Europe 9 June 2005

The City and the Italian Forum

  • Member of the Executive Committee: vice president 2008-2011

Participated in:

  • Leader of the Thematic group «urban spaces and safety» 2003-2008
  • 2nd edition “100città”, June 2008
  • 1st edition “100città”, October 2006


  • General Assembly , June 10th 2005
  • European Seminar “ Towards a European standard, CEN, on “Crime prevention through urban planning and architectural design“ March 8th, 2005
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th meeting s of the Thematic group «urban spaces and safety» , 2005-2006

3. Further information :