This Nordic Safe Cities guide is a free tool for politicians and practitioners in the Nordic countries and beyond. It contains best practices from the Nordic region and words of advice from practitioners and experts. It aims to give cities guidance and inspiration on how to ensure resilient, tolerant and trusting societies and improve safety strategies and practices on how to prevent radicalisation and violent extremism.
Authors: Sofia Buus-Hansen (editor), Nextstep by Bindslev Lotte Fast Carlsen, Nextstep by Bindslev Jeppe Albers, Nextstep by BindslevNordic Council of Ministers, Andrè H. Jamholt, The Nordic Council of Ministers Kåre Gejl, The Nordic Council of Ministers Catrine Bangum, The Nordic Council of Ministers
The European Wergeland Centre has participated as advisor and co-author of the Nordic Safe Cities-Guide, developed under the Nordic Council of Minister’s initiative “Nordic Safe Cities network”.
In the Nordic Safe Cities- guide EWC points out that it is important that cities not only take measures to prevent anti-democratic ideologies and practices such as discrimination, hate speech and violent extremism, but actively promotes democratic and human rights-based values and principles (e.g. in schools through a whole-school approach).