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Belgium: joint ICRC/EUISS colloquium on urban violence

14-12-2011 Event

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) are holding a joint colloquium on ‘Urban Violence and Humanitarian Challenges’.

Event Info

Where: Brussels, Bibliothèque Solvay

When: 19.01.2012

The event will take place on 19 January 2012 at the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels. It will bring together policy makers and experts from European institutions, the humanitarian sector and academics, to present the causes and humanitarian consequences of urban violence, along with related trends and challenges for the European Union and humanitarian agencies.

The organizers have selected two case studies, focusing on different types of violence affecting urban environments. The first case study looks at pilot projects to address humanitarian needs arising from organized crime and gang violence in mega cities. The second analyses the humanitarian challenges emerging from urban violence in the context of uprisings, using the lessons learned from the Arab protests.