Rennes

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1. General Information :

Rennes is a French commune; it is the capital of the region of Brittany and the Ille-et-Vilaine department as well as one of the historic capitals of the Duchy of Brittany. It is situated in the east of Brittany where Ille and Vilaine meet. The inhabitants of Rennes are called Rennais and Rennaises in French.

Population: 206,655

Location: France

Official Website

Safety contract: signed in 1998. In 2009 a charter for nightlife in Rennes was added. This charter was signed on 7 September 2009. The city published a magazine in 2010 specifically presenting its policies on security, public peace, crime prevention and mediation.

Twinned with: Exeter (United Kingdom) since 1957, Rochester (US) since 1958,Erlangen (Germany) since 1964 (several senior schools and universities are also twinned), Brno (Czech Republic) since 1965, Sendai (Japan) since 1967, Louvain(Belgium) since 1980, Cork (Ireland) since 1982, Sétif (Algeria) since 1982, Jinan(China) since 1985, Almaty (Kazakhstan) since 1991, Dogon Plateau (Mali) since 1995 (sub-model used to maintain the model “Twin” via these links), Poznan(Poland) since 1998, Sibiu (Romania) since 1999

The city is also in an accompaniment partnership with: Hué (Vietnam) since 1992, Le Comté de Hotin (Moldova) since 1994 and Circle of Bandiagara (Mali) since 1995.

The city is also twinned with two French communes: Rennes-les-Bains (France) since July 1985 and Saint-Gilles-du-Méné (France) since 1978.

The city also sponsors the French commune: Vouziers (France).

2. The City in our Network :

The City and Efus

Member since 2000

Participated in

  • European project “Organising health and social safety and prevention during large music events”, 1999-2000

Attended

The City and the National Forum (FFSU)

Member of the Executive Committee since : 2001

Participated in

  • 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 Delinquancy: 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 “Information, Security and Freedoms”, FFSU, 30 January 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 “Which partner will go into specialised prevention and locally elected officials in the new legislative framework that is emerging?”, FFSU, 31 January 2006
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “Preventing violence in amateur football”, FFSU, 7 December 2005
  • General Assembly, Rennes, 21 June 2005
  • Conference “Night-time security professions” Rennes, 21 June 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 towards 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 on “Night-time professions”, Rennes, 26-27 June 1997

Attended

3. Project Files (Best practice forms) :

Practices mentioned in a European publication

  • “New jobs: Local safety contracts”, 1997
  • “New jobs for the new millennium”, 1997
  • “Urban security practices”, 1996

4. Further Information :

News from the city

A special magazine on policies on security, public peace, crime prevention and mediation in November 2012.

Images: Galerie d’images