An Everyday Security workshop organised by the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) will be held in Barcelona, Spain on 14 November 2017, within the “Security, Democracy & Cities” Conference (15 – 17 November).
The workshop aims to better understand and to create a common awareness and vision on opportunities, means and threats of social media to improve everyday security. It will provide a forum for networking and sharing of practices, lessons learned and needs among traditional security providers and other actors who are involved in the co-production of security (local authorities, private sector and civil society organisations).
Important questions for security professionals that will be discussed include:
- How LEAS and other security actors use social media, as a tool or as a resource for gathering information, to maintain everyday security?
- How can LEAS and other security actors ensure that their actions represent a fair balance between the need to achieve security and respect the rights of citizens to individual privacy?
- How can social media integrate the existing methods of data collection to prevent crime?
- In times of smart cities, can information collected from open platforms, to facilitate citizens urban life, be used in daily security purposes?
- How does social media change the relationship between police and citizens?
- How can professional cultures and practices be modified to meet the challenges and opportunities social media presents?
Places at this event are limited. If you are interested in applying for a place please visit: http://media4sec.eu/workshops/everyday/
The deadline for applications is Friday 15th September.