IPSU B.V. was recently present as a partner of the Business and Government Study Centre during the conference Ondermijning & Georganiseerde Criminaliteit (Submining & Organised Crime), which this time took place in the LocHal in Tilburg. For the second year in a row we were responsible during the congress for the visible as well as the non-visible security measures.
On September 18, 2019, the 4th edition of the sold-out Ondermijning & Georganiseerde Criminaliteit congress took place in Tilburg. The need to come together was underlined by the murder of which the news came in at the beginning of the congress. On this day we all remembered the murder of criminal advocate Derk Wiersum; a new low point in the field of organized crime in the Netherlands.
More than 250 experts, policymakers and other professionals have come together to participate in the Ondermijning & Georganiseerde Criminaliteit congress. Theo Weterings, mayor of Tilburg, welcomes the group to the so-called 'living room of Tilburg'. This emphasizes the fact that it should be a day where knowledge is shared, cooperation is central and connections must be made between all parties. In his opening speech, he emphasized the importance of removing the breeding ground for crime at an early stage. A crucial factor in this is the presence of the government in neighbourhoods where social subcultures are dominant and young people are more likely to follow the criminal path. Following on from the Rotterdam-South project, for example, we are looking at differentiated population composition in the well-known Vogeltjes neighbourhood. The aim is to increase the quality of life and minimise the tendency towards crime.