City of Helsinki participates with the Helsinki Police Department in the Nordic Safe Cities network’s Safe City Tour theme week from 8 to 12 February. During the week, the city's channels will feature theme videos and web article, which focus on, for example, general safety and pre-emptive youth work and the prevention of segregation between housing areas and violent extremism.
Nordic Safe Cities (NSC) is a non-profit Nordic security network established by the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2016. NSC works to improve the safety and security in cities and to fight off conflicts and confrontation. Helsinki has participated in the network's activities since its inception.
Helsinki strives to find new ways of tackling problems related to security and in that work, the collaboration with other cities holds a key role. In addition to NSC, Helsinki engages in active co-operation with several international, security-related networks, such as Strong Cities, Efus and UN Habitat.
Follow the Safe City Tour week on the @helsinki Twitter account, the news flow on the Hel.fi website and on the Helsinki channel. All materials have been produced in English, but also in Finnish and Swedish.
- 12.2.2021: Dialogue is the police's best tool for youth work
- 11.2.2021: Human-centredness and networks key to tackling extremism
- 10.2.2021: Safety of residential areas an experience influenced by the media, urban planning and the police
- 9.2.2021: Youth work is cooperation that creates long-term safety
- 8.2.2021: Prevention improves safety in Helsinki
- 8.2.2021: Cooperation, preparation and information at the heart of safety in the city
Photo: Aki Rahikka/Stooritaivas Oy
Published 5 and updated 12 February.