Valenciennes

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1. General Information :

Valenciennes is a city in, and the subprecture of, the Nord department. Only two hours away from the major capital cities of Northern Europe, Valenciennes is very fortunate in its geographic location. A reliable urban transport network, good motorway routes, direct TGV connections to Paris and international airports nearby all mean it is easy, fast and safe to travel around.

Population: 46 670 (in 2007)

Location: France

Official Website

Safety contract: signed in 1999

Twinned with: Agrigento (Italy), Düren (Germany), Gliwice (Poland), Medway (UK), Moscow (Russia), Nacka (Sweden), Obuda (Hungary), Brioude (France) and Yichang (China).

2. The City in our Network :

The City and Efus

Member since 1995

Participated in

  • Democracy, Cities and Drugs II“, 2008-2011
  • “Democracy, Cities and Drugs”, 2005-2008
  • Secucities network on drugs: Effective prevention messages, 1998-1999
  • Involvement of local residents in local prevention strategies and combatting drug abuse, 1997-1998

Attended

  • Cities facing collective violence, Toulouse, France, 26 June 2009
  • Efus General Assembly, Toulouse, France, 25 June 2009

The City and the National Forum (FFSU)

Member of the Executive Committee since 1999

Participated in

  • French platform of the European project “Democracy, Cities and Drugs II”, France, 2008-2011
  • Working group “binge drinking“, FFSU, 2007-2009
  • Executive Committee meeting, FFSU, 11 February 2009
  • Lunch-debate on “Elected Officials and Mental Health”, FFSU, 11 February 2009
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 25 March 2009
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “Mediation and Access to the Law”, FFSU, 25 March 2009
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 13 May 2009
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “The Phenomenon of Gangs”, FFSU, 13 May 2009
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 30 September 2009
  • 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, 16 December 2009
  • Lunch-debate on “Roma people, travellers”, FFSU, 16 December 2009
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 30 January 2008
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate on “Information, Security and Freedoms”, FFSU, 30 January 2008
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 2 April 2008
  • Lunch-debate on “Suburban Hope”, FFSU, 2 April 2008
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 21 May 2008
  • Lunch-debate on “Prisoners’ Access to Human Rights”, FFSU, 21 May 2008
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting and Lunch-debate, 1 October 2008
  • 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, 10 December 2008
  • Lunch-debate on “The presentation of the National Institute of Higher Education Studies in Security, INHES”, FFSU, 10 December 2008
  • Lunch-debate on “What partnership between specialised prevention and locally elected officials is emerging in the new legislative framework?”, FFSU, 31 January 2006
  • Lunch-debate on “The outcome and future of victimisation studies”, FFSU, 14 March 2007
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 27 June 2007
  • Lunch-debate on “Minimum Sentences and Reoffending of Minors”, FFSU, 27 June 2007
  • Lunch-debate on “Social Intervention of the Commission and the Police”, FFSU, 19 September 2007
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 19 December 2007
  • Lunch-debate on “Studying Public Security”, FFSU, 19 December 2007
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 31 January 2007
  • Lunch-debate on “What partnership between specialised prevention and locally elected officials is emerging in the new legislative framework?”, FFSU, 31 January 2007
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 14 March 2007
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 18 January 2006
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 1 March 2006
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 12 April 2006
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 27 September 2006
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 21 November 2006
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 26 January 2005
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 16 March 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, 27 April 2005
  • Lunch-debate on “Night-time guardians: What skills, status, funding and obstacles?”, FFSU, 27 April 2005
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 25 May 2005
  • Lunc-debate on “Urbanism and Security”, FFSU, 25 May 2005
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 5 October 2005
  • Lunch-debate on “Safety in rural areas”, FFSU, 5 October 2005
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 7 December 2005
  • Lunch-debate on “Preventing violence in amateur football”, FFSU, 7 December 2005
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 4 February 2004
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 10 March 2004
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 5 May 2004
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 8 September 2004
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 20 October 2004
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 15 December 2004
  • National Day of Local Security and Crime Prevention Councils, FFSU, 15 May 2003
  • 7 major questions on juvenile delinquancy“, 11 December 2001

Attended

  • Training session on “Addictive Behaviour”, Paris, 18-19 November 2009
  • General Assembly, Toulouse, 25 June 2009
  • Conference “Children and adolescents: are they all minors?” concerning the review of the Juvenile Justice System, FFSU, 10 February 2009
  • Conference “CCTV: Prevention, Surveillance or Protection?” on the local and national issues regarding the development of video surveillance, FFSU, 25 June 2008
  • Conference “1983-2008, is security still everyone’s concern?”, Efus-FFSU, 5 December 2008
  • FFSU General Assembly, Paris, 25 June 2008
  • General Assembly, La Rochelle, 25 June 2007
  • General Assembly, Saint-Denis, 30 May 2006
  • General Assembly, Rennes, 21 June 2005
  • General Assembly, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 22 June 2004
  • Conference “Road safety: what is the role of local authorities in road crime?“, Boulogne-sur-Mer, 31 March 2004
  • General Assembly, Villeurbanne, 25 June 2003
  • FFSU General Assembly, 3 July 2002
  • FFSU General Assembly, 14 June 2000
  • Information meeting “Programme of local victimisation surveys”, FFSU, 2006

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4. Further Information :

Interviews

Ms Marie-Claude Flipo, Deputy Mayor in charge of prevention and social cohesion in the city of Valenciennes, was interviewed during the General Assembly of Efus at Toulouse on 26 June 2009