The ICPC’s 11th Colloquium: Crime Prevention in a Mobile World, Palermo, Italy

The ICPC, in association with the city of Palermo and Consorzio Nova Onlus, organized its 11th Colloquium on “Crime Prevention in a Mobile World’’ from November 17 to 19, 2014, at Castello Utveggio in Palermo, Italy. The proposed theme for the 2014 Colloquium provided a valuable opportunity to focus on a growing phenomenon – the increasing mobility of society and the development of technologies we use. The Colloquium explored the outcomes of this phenomenon, namely the emergence of new types of and trends in crime, as well as changes in ongoing issues such as domestic violence.

The Colloquium looked at the following themes:

- Mobility and community safety
- Moving people: safety in public transport
- Violence against women and the gendered dimension of migration
- Borderless crimes: Trends and developments in human trafficking
- Drug-related crimes: Causes and consequences of an increasingly mobile world
- Urban migration and the role of cities
- Preventing radicalization and exploring its link with globalization
- Security sector reforms
- Current international debates and perspectives for evidence-based prevention strategie

The Colloquium was deemed very successful in terms of organization, programme, diversity of participants, quality of the presentations, and discussions.  It was attended by 200 participants from 21 countries across 4 continents.

- 54 speakers, 11 workshops, 1 plenary session.


Press Coverage

Interview, Ms. Chantal Bernier, President, ICP