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Nordic Safe Cities Summit in Stockholm, 12 December


On the 12th of December 2019, mayors and political leaders from more than 15 Nordic cities and 150 city officials, experts, NGOs, and practitioners will gather at the Nordic Safe Cities Summit in Stockholm. The summit highlights the ongoing efforts to keep the Nordic Cities safe from extremist hate and violence, and unleash new initiatives and support for a joint action in 2020.

During the past years Bærum, Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki, Stockholm are some of the Nordic cities that have been struck by attacks from extremists. These attacks are a strong reminder of the importance to keep our Nordic cities inclusive, safe and secure.

Nordic Safe Cities is an alliance of cities working together to ensure safer and resilient cities. Through the network, cities are helped safeguarding citizens, and develop responses to polarisation, violence, and hate from extremist groups.

The Nordic Safe Cities Summit is hosted by The Nordic Safe Cities network together with the Swedish Minister for Justice and Migration, Morgan Johansson, the Mayor of Stockholm, Anna König Jerlmyr, and the General Secretary of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Paula Lehtomäki.

The programme includes among others:

–  A conversation with leaders from Sarpsborg and Malmö from Nordic cities on keeping institutions and communities safe. Moderated by Shaukat Warraich, CEO of Faith Associates and Specialist Advisor to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

– A presentation on Nordic defection from Extremism by Christoffer Carlsson, Ph.D. in Criminology and lecturer at the University of Stockholm.

–   A new approach from the Nordic Folk Churches' on how to work together against extremism, polarisation, and xenophobia, presented by Antje Jackelén, the Swedish Archbishop.

Media is welcome to follow the summit

Time and day: 12th of December between 13.00 and 18.00.

Venue: The Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Nils Ericsons Plan 4, Stockholm

Accreditation: Please e-mail name, nationality and employer (freelancers are of course also welcome) to

About Nordic Safe Cities

The Nordic Safe Cities programme is an alliance of +20 Nordic Cities working to ensure safe and resilient cities and thereby help safeguarding +10 mio. people from violence extremism and hate across the Nordics.

The Nordic Safe Cities programme strives to identify, innovate, share and scale best practices, and support member cities to develop pioneering new solutions to their local safety challenges.
Nordic Safe Cities was initiated by the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2016, and has since united more than 50 large and small cities, key national stakeholders from the region, as well as a wide network of experts, practitioners and executives operating within this field, in various events and activities.


If you have further questions about the Summit or Nordic Safe Cities, please contact:

Cecilie Marie Nørrevang
+45 28 19 90 55

For more information on accreditation, please contact:

Press service, the City of Stockholm
+46 8 508 29 999



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