The panel of speakers will reflect the diversity of actors in security and urban life. It will include: elected officials, local, national and international government officials, academics as well as representatives of civil society and the private sector.

>>> Below is the list of speakers who already sent us their biography. To find out more about their participation in the plenary sessions, workshops and parallel sessions, please consult the programme.

Aaron Landsman

Visiting lecturer, Princeton University (United-States)

Ahmed Aboutaleb

Mayor of Rotterdam (Netherlands), Vice-President of Efus

Alexander Mauz

Executive Board Member, Programs and Qualification, forumZFD (Germany)

Ana Veronica Neves

Sociologist and crime prevention expert, Lisbon Municipal Police (Portugal)

Andrea Bosi

Deputy in charge of Public Works, Historic centre and legality, City of Modena (Italy)

Angelos Mimis

Associate Professor, University of Panteion (Greece)

Àngels Vila Muntal

Director of the Crime Prevention Department, City of Barcelona (Spain)

Anniina Autero

Senior Project Manager, City of Tampere (Finland)

Anthony Borré

First Deputy Mayor, City of Nice (France)

Barbara Holtmann

Director, Fixed Africa (South Africa)

Benedek Javor

Head of the Representation of Budapest at the EU (Hungary)

Caroline Davey

Director, Design against Crime Solution Center, University of Manchester (United Kingdom)

Charles Nagy

Representative of Espoir 18, City of Paris (France)

Christian Estrosi

Mayor of Nice, President of the Nice Metropole, Deputy President of the Provence Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region (France), Vice-President of Efus

Christian Kromberg

First Deputy Mayor, City of Essen, President of the German Forum for Urban Security (DEFUS) (Germany)

Christian Specht

Vice-Mayor of Mannheim (Germany), Vice-President of Efus

Cristina Vasilescu

Researcher, Institute for Social Research (IRS), Member of the European Forum for Restorative Justice

Denis Tallédec

Director of the Culture Barbars Collective and Coordinator of the Nightlife Platform, Elected official, city of Nantes and to Nantes Métropole (France)

Dr Oskar Josef Gstrein

Assistant professor, University of Groningen (Netherlands)

Dr. Anke Schröder

Centre of Competence of Urban Security in the Criminological Research (KFS), State Office for Criminal Investigations (LKA), Lower Saxony (Germany)

Fabien Bilheran

Police officer, Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) Europe (France)

Felix Munger

Executive Director, Municipal Canadian Network for Crime Prevention (Canada)

Fernando Gaona

Deputy Headquarters & Security Advisor, Municipal Police, Xabia (Spain)

Francesc Guillén

Head of Projects and Organisation, Government of Catalonia (Spain)

Giacomo Bianchi

Project Manager, European Security Organisation (Belgium)

Gian Guido Nobili

Head of the Department of Urban Security and Crime Prevention, Emilia Romagna Region, Director, Italian Forum for Urban Security (FISU) (Italy)

Gil Marsalla

General Director, Director Productions, Les Weekends Solidaires, Nice (France)

Gilles Mahieu

Governor of Walloon Brabant, Province of Walloon Brabant (Belgium)

Götz Nordbruch

Co-founder and Co-executive director, Ufuq.de (Germany)

Hans Bonte

Mayor of Vilvoorde (Belgium)

Hans Crab

Head of Unit - Partnerships and Projects, Brussels Prevention Security (BPS) (Belgium)

Ignacio Ibáñez

Coordinator, Vulnerable Targets Programme, Special Projects and Innovation Branch, United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) (Spain)

Ivo Aertsen

Emeritus Professor, University of Leuven (Belgium)

Jacques de Maillard

Director, Centre for Sociology Research on Law and Penal Institutions (Centre de recherches sociologiques sur le droit et les institutions pénales) (CESDIP)

Jan Willems

Prevention Officer, Directorate of Security and Prevention, City of Leuven (Belgium)

Janina Hentschel

Head of the municipal local prevention office, Augsburg (Germany)

Javier Scotto di Tella Manresa

Deputy Mayor for Security, Equality and Diversity and Public Health, City of Dénia (Spain)

Jelena Drenjanin

Chair of the Governance Committee, Spokesperson for Gender Equality, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe

João Lázaro

President of the Portuguese association for victim support APAV (Portugal)

Jörg Rock

Head of the supervision police, Senate of the Interior and Sport, City of Berlin (Germany)

Kyriaki Bourdakou

Economist. Deputy Mayor of the Municipal Police. President of the Local Council of Crime Prevention (LCCP)

Laetitia Wolff

Design Impact Advisor and teacher, Sustainable Design School (SDS) in Nice (France)

Lawrence Schätzle

Research Assistant, German and European Forum for Urban Security (DEFUS)

Léonie Tchatat

President and Director General, Passerelle-I.DE (Canada)

Loline Bertin

Deputy Mayor of Montreuil for public tranquillity, cleanliness, prevention and nightlife, City of Montreuil (France)

Malin Martelius

Security and Radicalisation Prevention Coordinator, City of Malmö (Sweden)

Marc Léoutre

Policy Officer, Counter Terrorism Unit, Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME), European Commission

Margaritis Schinas

European Commission Vice-President in charge of Promoting our European way of life

Mark Boekwijt

Representative to the EU, City of Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Markus Pausch

Professor, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences (Austria)

Marlène Schiappa

Minister Delegate to the Minister of the Interior, in charge of Citizenship

Matteo Biffoni

Mayor of Prato (Italy), President of the Italian Forum for Urban Security (FISU)

Matthieu Branlat

Senior Scientist, SINTEF Digital and Technical Manager of H2020 Project IMPETUS

Maureen Moriarty-Lempke

Senior Fellow, Duke University Center for International Development (United States)

Melanie Schlüter

Associate Researcher, State Office for Criminal Investigations (LKA), Lower Saxony (Germany)

Michaël Sibilleau

General Manager, Groupement parisien interbailleurs de surveillance (GPIS)

Miila Lukkarinen

Specialist, Safety and Preparedness Unit, Executive Office of the City of Helsinki (Finland)

Monica Curca

Director, +Peace Narrative & Cultural Strategist, Peace in our Cities Network

Monica Visentin

Senior Policy Officer, Unione della Romagna Faentina (Italy)

Neil Woods

Ex- police officer, Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) Europe (United Kingdom)

Nuno de Sousa

Civil Protection Engineer, City of Sétubal (Portugal)

Oriol Amoros

Secretary General of the Ministry of the Interior, Government of Catalonia (Spain)

Óscar Escobar

Mayor of Palmira (Colombia), Representative from the international network Peace in Our Cities

Patrick Charlier

Director, International Centre for Equal Opportunities (UNIA), Brussels (Belgium)

Paul Ekblom

Visiting Professor, Department of Security and Crime Science, University College London (United-Kingdom)

Paul van Soomeren

Founder, DSP-Groep (Netherlands), Chair, Working Group on Crime Prevention and Stakeholder Collaboration, European Committee for Standardisation (CEN)

Peter van de Crommert

European Project Coordinator, Dutch Institute for Technology, Safety and Security (DITSS) (Netherlands)

Philippe Leclerc

Director of Safety and Security Programmes, SafeCluster (France)

Philippe Ternes

Contact Point CERV, Centre for Political Education (Luxembourg)

Philo Daniel

Global Director Urban Security, Smiths Detection

Rachel Locke

Director, Impact: Peace, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego (US)

Rémi Vincent

General Manager, Interdistrict Tranquillity and Safety Group (GITes) (France)

Renáta Gallai

Responsible for tourism and culture, 7th District, City of Budapest (Hungary)

Robin Caroff

Technical Lead, App Elles project, Résonantes (France)

Roger Vicot

Mayor of Lomme (France), Vice-President of the European Metropolis of Lille, Departmental Councillor for the Nord, President of the French Forum for Urban Security (FFSU)

Sarah Misslin

Deputy Mayor, City of Ivry-sur-Seine, Vice-President of FFSU (France)

Sebastian Sperber

Head of Security Sector Reform & Migration, CIVIPOL (France)

Shams Asadi

Head of the Human Rights Office, City of Vienna (Austria)

Simone d’Antonio

European Project ToNIte / (Italy)

Sonia Andolz

General Director of Security Administration, Ministry of the Interior - Government of Catalonia (Spain)

Tadeusz Truskolaski

Mayor of the City of Białystok (Poland), President of the Union of Polish Metropolises

Thierry Charlois

Programme Manager for Nightlife, City of Paris (France)

Thijs Fikken

Consultant Regions & Cities, Ecorys (Netherlands)

Thor Morales

+Peace Connected Stories Manager

Tim Chapman

Chair of the board of the European Forum for Restorative Justice

Torsten Akmann

State Secretary of the Interior at the Berlin Senate Department of the Interior and Sports, City-State of Berlin (Germany)

Umberto Nicolini

Director, Laboratorio Qualità Urbana E Sicurezza (LabQUS) (Italy), Chair, EU Cost Action TU1203

Vanina Hallab

Programme Manager for Crime Prevention – Coordinator of the ‘Bordeaux La Nuit’ Project, City of Bordeaux (France)

Véronique Ketelaer

International Police Expert, Enabel (Benin)

Virginie Malochet

Sociologist, Institut Paris Région (France)

Werner Van Herle

Head of the Prevention and Security Department, City of Mechelen (Belgium)

William Eldin

Director General, XXII (France)

Ylva Johansson

European Commissioner for Home Affairs (Sweden)