Poitiers

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1. General Information :

Poitiers is a French commune and the administrative capital (préfecture) of the La Vienne department and the Poitou-Charentes region. Poitiers has the largest population of all the cities in the Poitou-Charentes region, followed by La Rochelle (77,196 inhabitants), Niort (58,576 inhabitants) and Angoulême (42,669 inhabitants). Poitiers is at the head of the first Picto-charentaise conurbation community (139,759 inhabitants in 2008), situated as it is at the centre of an urban area of 225 707 inhabitants, making it the most important area in the region in terms of population.

Population: 89,282 inhabitants

Location:France

Official Website

Twinned with: Northampton (United Kingdom) since 1979, Marbourg (Germany) since 1981, Lafayette (USA) since 1975, Coimbra (Portugal) since 1979, Iaroslavl (Russia) since 1970, Moundou (Tchad) since 1990, Iaşi (Romania) since 1969, Eggelsberg (Austria) since 2008

2. The City in our Network :

ChristianPetit-Poitiers [800x600]The problems we deal with on the municipal level are often also occurring elsewhere in France and around Europe – this is why it is important to propose solutions which can be applied globally.

The towns and cities involved in Efus are given the opportunity to provide feedback on the initiatives they have implemented, regarding issues of particular interest to Poitiers, a student town, such as alcohol or drug addiction, and nightlife.”

Christian Petit, Deputy Mayor of Poitiers, in charge of security, public order, public hygiene and the management of public spaces and establishments open to the public.

The City and Efus

Member since 2000

Attended:

  • 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 since : 1996

Member of the Executive Committee since : 2000

Vice President from : 2012 to 2014

  • 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
  • Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “The challenges presented by the national plan to relaunch crime prevention”, FFSU, 30 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 “The law on crime prevention”, FFSU, 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
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “Minimum Sentences and Reoffending of Minors”, FFSU, 27 June 2006
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “The outcome and future of victimisation studies”, FFSU, 14 March, 2006
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “What partnership between specialised prevention and locally elected officials is emerging in the new legislative framework?”, FFSU, 31 January 2006
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “Preventing violence in amateur football”, FFSU, 7 December 2005
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “Urbanism and security”, FFSU, 25 May 2005
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “Safety in rural areas”, FFSU, 5 October 2005
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “Night-time guardians: What skills, status, funding and obstacles?”, FFSU, 27 April 2005
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “How much progress has been made in prevention?”, FFSU, 16 March 2005
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on the national scheme “24 priority neighbourhoods” for crime prevention, FFSU, 15 December 2004
  • Conference “Evaluation of CCTV throughout Europe“, Paris, September 2005
  • Conference “12 hours for crime prevention” concerning the definition of crime prevention in France, FFSU, 18 October 2005

Participated in:

  • Working group ‘Local Authorities-Justice”, 2014
  • Final conference for the project ‘Safer Drinking Scenes’, Nantes, 2013
  • French platform for the European project “Democratic Cities and Drugs II”, France, 2008-2011
  • Training session “Addictive Behaviour”, paris, 18-19 November  2009
  • Working group “Binge Drinking”, FFSU, 2007-2009

Attended:

3. Project Files (Best practice forms) :

4. Further Information :

Meeting of the Poitou-Charentes Local Security and Crime Prevention Contract coordinators: In 2013, the “Villes au Carré” (intercommunal centre for social cohesion) worked in partnership with the city of Poitiers to organise a regional meeting between the crime prevention coordinators from the local authorities of the Poitou-Charentes region. The session was chaired by Gabriel Sciamma, a consultant in crime prevention and security.

The Urban Social Cohesion Contract (CUCS, according to its French acronym), which has replaced the City Contract, aims to implement the conurbation community of Poitiers’ urban social development project. The contract is valid until 2014.

Adoption of Agenda 21.