24 november 2020
Inloggen digitaal platform
Dagvoorzitter Godfried Hendriks, Global President ASIS International
Kansen voor verdere publiek-private samenwerking
Spreker: Ard van der Steur, voorzitter Nederlandse Veiligheidsbranche
Thought Leadership Summit
Opening by Martin Gill
Loving a Terrorist. Exploring the role of family members of those who joined jihadist groups and how to deal with them
Since 2012, thousands of individuals have travelled from Western countries to join jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq. While much has been written about these individuals, only sparse attention has been paid to the social environment of these jihadist travelers and, more specific, the role of family members in their radicalization, joining and returning from jihadist groups. During this talk, insights are presented into the role of family members in radicalization and re-integration processes on the one hand, and security professionals and organizations on the other. These insights form an important starting point for further policy development. It highlights that the prevention of radicalization and the fostering of reintegration is a collective effort - rather than an individual responsibility of families. In other words, that in this security context cooperation between different organizations is of paramount importance and that coordination is essential.
Speaker: Daan Weggemans, researcher at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA)
Public and private crime control: Collaboration at the Benelux level
In view of the background to the growth of private security services in the BENELUX, there is little point in responding negatively to it – from prohibition to non-co-operation – and this could only lead to less successful crime-fighting and even more erosion of faith in the public security services. A less defensive response starts with a realistic perception of the influence of the government and the mutual dependency of the public and private actors. Developments can turn out well or badly. At the BENELUX level there are real opportunities for reducing crime and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of security services. Threats and opportunities on these issues are being discussed. For the balance between private and public security services, in a more general sense, it would seem to be of particular importance that the public security services are able to keep up with developments in the private sector from a qualitative point of view. Only then will the public sector be able to continue playing a leading role in security services.
Speaker: Jaap de Waard, senior policy advisor at the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice