Paris, 20 February 2012 – Two European Forum experts, Franco Corradini, Deputy Mayor of Reggio Emilia, in Italy, in charge of cohesion and urban security, and Véronique Ketelaer, Director of prevention and participation of the city of Brussels, in Belgium, contributed to a project led by the French Forum to help the municipality of Villiers-le-Bel elaborate its strategic security and prevention plan.
The French Forum completed in January a six-month mission for this town situated in the northern suburbs of Paris, which included a security audit, a series of interviews with local officials and actors, and two work seminars, one on local governance and the other on “how to share public spaces”.
Franco Corradini presented the “pact” signed between the municipal government of Reggio Emilia and local institutions and inhabitants to monitor the various actions put in place to foster social cohesion. Véronique Ketelaer presented the experience of Brussels in urban gangs. Also, the Mayor of Villiers-le-Bel will visit this year Reggio Emilia and Brussels, and a group of inhabitants of the Italian city will visit the French town at the end of 2012.
The new prevention and security strategy of Villiers-le-Bel contemplates five action programmes on collective violence prevention, assistance to victims, transport and travel security, addiction prevention, and prevention of reoffending.
Read the article (in Italian) published in La Gazzetta di Regio.
More information on the website of the FFSU (in French)