Step two of Public Security Seminar held in France

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26 July 2012

Within the framework of CEPOL activity, the sub directorate for training and competency development of the Ministry of Interior in Lognes, France organised, with support from Denmark and Germany, a seminar on “Public Order, Security and Public Private Partnerships during Major Events” from the 9th to 13th July 2012.

The event brought together 22 senior police officers involved in the management of security during major events, coming from 14 different Member States of the European Union.

Different presentations on the topic of planification and operational management of security during major events were developed during the seminar. Through practical exercises, specific technical materials were presented. A visit to the Stade de France, an intervention by the head of security at EuroDisney and the French Football Federation all illustrated the topic of public private partnerships.

During the various contributions and workshops, participants had the opportunity to exchange experiences and good practise on the topics at hand. This seminar was enriched by the presence amongst the experts of Préfet Mr Hubert WEIGEL, who presented his vast knowledge and experience as the person responsible for the G20 Summit in Cannes, November 2011 and by Mr John SCKALETZ, responsible for the climate conference held in Copenhagen in December 2009 whose presentations had enlightening crossovers.

Finally, for the first time within the framework of CEPOL activities, the Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) with which France and 21 other Member States have been working for many years on the topic of security during major events, was associated to this seminar. UNICRI’s IPO model was presented and an enlarged cooperation offer through the “House of Major Events” was received.

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