7.45 - 8.00    Shuttle from the hotel (Meeting point in the lobby of the hotel)

8.00 - 8.50    Registration at the CoR

                     Welcome coffee and viennoiseries in Atrium 5 as of 8.00 (same level as the                                   meeting room)


9.00-9.30      Welcome words by Mr. Lambertz,

                     President of the European Committee of the Regions and opening by

                     Opening: Mr. Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home                               Affairs and Citizenship, and Sir Julian King, Commissioner for the Security                           Union

Morning session: Challenges, inspiring responses and collaboration among partners


9.30-10.30    Panel 1: Challenges and inspiring approaches 

                     Panel moderated by Mr Bart Somers, Mayor of Mechelen


                    Mr. Torsten Akmann, Berlin State Secretary - Exit approach of Berlin – sustainable                         resocialisation and reintegration
                     Mr. Philippe Close, Mayor of City of Brussels – Prevention of radicalisation in                                 Brussels
                    Ms. Lenka Štěpánková, Head of the Municipal Coordination Center of Prevention                           of Brno – Prevention of radicalisation in Brno

10.30-11.00  Coffee break/Opportunity for one-to-one meetings

                     in Atrium 5

11.00-12.00  Panel 2: Challenges and partnerships – stories of collaboration between different                         partners (cities-cities, cities-networks, cities-NGOs, etc.).

                    Panel moderated by Ms. Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea, Member of the European                           Parliament   



                    Ms. Cecilia Lonning-Skovgaard, Mayor of employment and integration Copenhagen                       The story of the Copenhagen mosque network

                     Mr. Amadeu Recasens, Security Commissioner Barcelona Rethinking the

                     prevention strategy for Barcelona

                     Mr. Hans Bonte, Mayor of Vilvoorde Parterships of Vilvoorde in preventing                                     radicalisation

12.00-14.00  Networking lunch/Market place in Atrium 5 and Ledra street


Afternoon session: Needs and support to EU cities, responses with EU added value

14.00-15.00  Panel 3: Links between cities and national governments                                   

                     Panel moderated by Ms. Tarja Mankkinen, Head of Development, Ministry of the                           Interior, Finland


                     Mr. Nikolaus Grauszer, Austrian Ministry of Interior, Network of Prevent Policy                               Makers: The participative approach in the development of the Austrian Prevent                             Strategy

                    Ms. Karin Ingemann, Head of Danish Centre for Prevention of Extremism How the                         national multi-agency centre is linked to the local dimension
                     Ms. Sofie Ravaglia, Mobile Team member, Attaché of the Belgian Ministry of the                           Interior: Mobile Intervention Team, a Belgian Project funded by ISF-P for the                                   national level to support municipalities
                    Mr. Carlos Daniel Casares, General Secretary, Spanish Federation of Municipalities                       and Provinces (FEMP) The role of the FEMP in linking local administrations to the                         national level

15.00-15.30  Coffee break/Opportunity for one-to-one meetings in Atrium 5

15.30-16.30  Panel 4: Support provided to EU Cities

                     Panel moderated by Mr. Hans Das, Head of Unit, DG HOME


                     Mr. Magnus Ranstorp, Quality Manager RAN
                     Mr. Leen Verbeek, Representative Council of Europe – Congress of Local and                               Regional Authorities
                     Ms. Rebecca Skellet, Head Strong Cities Network
                     Mr. Jeppe Albers, Director Nordic Safe Cities
                     Mr. Moritz Konradi, Programme Manager, European Forum for Urban Security
                     Ms. Wallis Goelen, Senior Expert for Inclusive Growth, Urban and Territorial                                   Development, European Commission, DG Regio 

16.30-17.15  Final open debate and concluding remarks:

                    Which needs are not yet addressed in the current situation? Where could                               the EU really make the difference?

                     Panel moderated by Ms. Paraskevi Michou, Director General, DG HOME

                     High Level Discussion

                     Moderators of the Conference:
                     Mr. Bart Somers, Mayor of Mechelen
                     Ms. Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea, Member of the European Parliament
                     Ms. Taria Mankkinen, Head of Development, Ministry of the Interior, Finland
                     Mr. Hans Das, Head of Unit, DG HOME

                     High Level City representatives:
                     Mr. Hans Bonte, Mayor of Vilvoorde
                     Mr. Basilio Horta, Mayor of Sintra

                     Mr. Amadeu Recasens, Security Commissioner Barcelona

17.15-17.30  Closing remarks

                     Concluding remarks by Sir Julian King, Commissioner for the Security Union

17.45            Transfer back to hotel (Meeting point at the registration)