08.15-09.00 Arrival of participants and registration

09.00-09.45 OPENING SESSION: European local authorities against violent extremism

Jacob Bundsgaard, Mayor of Aarhus
Jean-Claude Frécon, President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
Leen Verbeek, Vice President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
Guilherme Pinto, President of the European Forum for Urban Security
Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam (See the video message)

09.45-11.10 Local authorities facing the challenges of radicalisation leading to violent extremism

Moderator: Elizabeth Johnston, Executive Director, European Forum for Urban Security

Contributors:
Ritva Viljanen, Deputy Mayor of Helsinki, Finland
Bert Bouwmeester, Mayor of Coevorden, Netherlands
Andreas Schönström, Deputy Mayor of Malmö, Sweden
Mouloud Haddad, Deputy Mayor of Bagneux, France
Liz Dixon, Councilor, Brent, UK
Hans Bonte, Mayor of Vilvoorde, Belgium (Via video message)

Discussion: all participants

11.10-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.50 How other stakeholders see the role of local authorities in fighting violent extremism

Moderator: Marie-Madeleine Mialot Muller, Chairwoman, Governance Committee, Congress of local and regional authorities

Contributors:
Jonathan Birdwell, Coordinator of the Strong Cities Network, Institute for Strategic Dialogue
Kelly Simcock, Co-chair of the RAN Working Group on Youth, Families and Communities, EU Radicalisation Awareness Network

Discussion: all participants

12.50-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Local and regional strategies and their link to national and European levels of governance

Moderator: Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General, Congress of local and regional authorities

Contributors:
Thomas Medom, Alderman, Dept. of Employment and Social Affairs, City of Aarhus, Denmark
André Vervooren, Director, Safety Department, City of Rotterdam, Netherlands
Diana Schubert, Crime Prevention coordinator, City of Augsburg, Germany
Erich Marks, Director, State Crime Prevention Council of Lower Saxony, Germany (See the video message)

Discussion: all participants

15.30-16.00 CLOSING SESSION: Strengthening local authorities and a human rights-based approach to confronting/facing violent extremism in a European alliance

Leen Verbeek, Vice President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
Guilherme Pinto, President of the European Forum for Urban Security
Jacob Bundsgaard, Mayor of Aarhus

16.00 End of the conference

 

18.30 Reception offered by the Congress of local and regional authorities