Author: Lotte Fast Carlsen

New Safe Digital City Analysis: Bodø Youth highly exposed to hate speech, abuse, and extreme content on social media

    Are young people in Bodø exposed to violent and problematic content on social media? Which groups are most exposed, and what are the risk areas? To address this issue, Nordic Safe Cities, in collaboration with Analyse & Tall and Common Consultancy, produced the report “Bodø-ungdoms digitale liv: bruk,...

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Democracy Spotlight #1 Combatting Youth Crime in the Nordics

  Welcome to the first edition of our new format – The Democracy Spotlight. We experienced a need among our readers for a new approach that provided more specific expert knowledge on democracy building and prevention work, and we hope this new format will match your expectations. The Democracy Spotlight...

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The Safe Cities Norway initiative receives 25 million NOK from Gjensidigestiftelsen

All the members of the Safe Cities Norway initiative gathered for a meeting in Oslo in 2022. Foto: Gjensidigestiftelsen. – We are very grateful that Gjensidigestiftelsen wants to continue the collaboration. Safe Cities Norway is a unique initiative – in a Norwegian as well as a Nordic context. It provides...

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Largest Study to Date: Antisemitism has become a normalized part of the public digital discourse on Jews in Denmark

  -The study demonstrates that the level of antisemitism is high – even before the current crisis. It not only reveals a concerning amount of antisemitism but also shows how and where it manifests, Emma Pretzmann, Director of the Jewish Information Center, says. Established through collaboration between the Jewish Society...

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Here are the winners of the Nordic Pioneer Prize 2023

An LGBTQ+ activist, a folk singer, a safe space founder and a film maker are this year’s winners of the Nordic Pioneer Prize 2023. There is power in being young! Most youngsters don’t use that power – but this year’s winners of the Nordic Pioneer Prize are all about social...

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Former Minister Karen Hækkerup appointed Chairwoman of the Board

The former danish social and integrations’ minister Karen Hækkerup will replace Magnus Ranstorp as the chair of the board of Nordic Safe Cities. Karen Hækkerup is the new chairwoman of the board of Nordic Safe Cities. 48 year old Hækkerup replaces Magnus Ranstorp, who will continue as vice chairman. Hækkerup...

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10 Nordic youths shortlisted for winning the Nordic Pioneer Prize 2022

Ten youths from across the Nordics have stood out from dozens of other applicants for this year’s Pioneer Prize for having showed impressive devotion to enhance the cohesion in their local community and create safer and more inclusive societies. The ten youths, who are no older than 25 years, are...

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Press release: These are the 10 projects of Trygg By Norge

As part of Trygg By Norge ten projects aim to enhance both the understanding and the appreciation of democratic values across Norway. The projects are funded by The Gjensidige Foundation. Trygg By Norge opens a new chapter today with the announcement of ten different projects across nine Norwegian cities.  The...

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How the war in Ukraine affects safety and security in our member cities

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is causing implications for safety and security across Europe, including the Nordics. To have an ongoing understanding of the challenges that our member cities are facing, we asked them to share both their experiences with the incoming refugees and learnings so far, as well as...

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First meeting in Safe Spaces Task Force

How can Nordic cities create safe, inspiring and attractive spaces, where urban safety planning and security go hand in hand with open and democratic public spaces? City planning has gained increasing importance on the agenda in recent years, as cities have been reinforcing security measures around public spaces and buildings...

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