Although tourism brings tremendous benefits to host communities, it also can engender a variety of risks and collateral harm to those communities and to tourists themselves in terms of security difficulties and additional protective measures required for the preservation of the valuable historical heritage of the areas involved.
Such risks require answers on how to protect locals and tourists and their property, how to preserve the heritage, and how to enable a sustainable development of the community within the tourist exploitation areas, keeping in mind the individual different conditions of the involved cities and their architectural heritage.
Guided by the need to protect the cultural, historical, and architectural heritage, we are gathering experts with different profiles, as well as stakeholders who are responsible for the quality of life, in an effort to formulate solutions to enable a synergy of both the present and past.
The concept of functional partnerships among stakeholders of responsibility will be addressed by local and international experts in the historical city of Solin.
Best Partnership for Security Project – Initiative of the Year
The 2017 Big Security Award given by the Croatian Association of Security Managers in the category of “Partnership for Security, the Initiative of the Year,“ was awarded by an expert jury for the best rated project – the 1st International Conference on “Security of Historic Cities,” held in March in Split.
The award was received by the representatives of the Croatian Association of Historical Cities and the Regional Club of IPA Split-Dalmatia, who were also the co-organizers of the conference.
The topic announced for the conference on the Security of Historic Cities in March 2019 is: Partnership for a Safer Everyday Life.
What are the modern security challenges, especially in terms of the risk pertaining to the cultural and historical heritage of old cities affected by tourism expansion, large crowds of citizens and guests, and the various activities in city centres, and the like?
What are the professional and local community responses to these challenges, and which practices actually bring success? How to plan, organize and manage events pertaining to venues, to the economic development and meaningful use of resources in safe conditions?
Which partnerships at the local level help ensure the coexistence of history and contemporary challenges, and in what way?
Neven Šerić, M.Sc. PDP, Ph.D., is a full professor and head of the Department of Marketing at the Faculty of Economics, University of Split. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics in 1988, after which he gained experience in international business, top management and in tourism projects. He received his master's degree in Finance and Insurance in 2002 and his PhD in Marketing in 2005. He was elected Scientific Advisor and Full Professor in 2016. At the Faculty of Economcs, he teaches the following courses: Product Management, Hotel Business Marketing, Business Logistics, Tourism Market Research and Tourism Marketing Strategies. In the postgraduate professional studies, he is the holder of the course Marketing in Tourism, and at the doctoral degree he is the holder of the course in Brand Management Strategy and co-lecturer in the course Marketing Theory.
In his lecture at the conference, “Neuromarketing and the Perception of Security of a Tourist Destination”, he will introduce participants to the concept of neuromarketing, a conscious and subconscious perception of the safety of an individual during travel and stay, and will offer guidance for enhancing the impression of a tourist destination based on neuromarketing research.
Gregor Belgard is a police inspector from Stuttgart (Germany). Since 2001 he has worked in the German police. From 2001 to 2011, he was part of the intervention police and patrols. From 2011 to 2014, he worked in administrative, crime prevention and property protection matters at the Stuttgart Police Headquarters. Since 2016 he has been the Head of the Administrative Department for Crime Prevention at the Stuttgart Police Headquarters.
In his presentation, entitled "Security and Protection of Events and Historic Buildings in Stuttgart", he will acquaint participants with measures to improve safety and security by using a human movement monitoring system, identifying unusual behavior, intelligent video surveillance and, with particular emphasis, mechanical protection of events and historic buildings in Stuttgart, carried out by the police in cooperation with the city authorities.
Executive Chief Inspector M. Luis is an expert in international mobile organized crime groups and theft and pickpocketing offenses. She has been developing her career for 21 years at Mossos d'Esquadra, a Catalan law enforcement agency in Spain. Since 2009, she has been the head of the Metropolitan Transport Security Area, a specific police service on public transportation focused on prevention, reaction and investigation of crimes and antisocial activities within the railway infrastructures in the Barcelona metropolitan framework. She is responsible for planning operations, commanding security plans and providing technical assessment in the command coordination centre regarding mass events in which public transport, particularly train and the underground system, is crucial. She also coordinates the transport security departments in terms of cooperation between public and private agencies and operational interlocution with transport operators.
In her lecture, titled “Pickpockets and Community Policing’s Impact on Tourism Security in Barcelona (Spain)”, she will introduce participants to the phenomenon of pickpocketing and the characteristics of criminal groups that, in addition to picpocketing, perform other crimes. Special emphasis in the lecture will be on the cooperation of the police and other institutions, and citizens and tourists with the aim of recognizing the characteristics of the perpetrators and suppression of this crime.
Christophe Eustache is chief inspector in the French National Police. From 1995, he has worked in different parts in the Paris region (notably in Paris suburbs) holding various hierarchy positions (deputy chief, then chief of investigation unit, chief of patrol and security unit).
In 2010, he has been appointed as chief of the police department of Pontarlier. In 2012, he has been assigned as deputy chief in the management unit for the planning and direction corps in the in the Department of public security in Paris. Since 2015, he is the chief of the police department of Lourdes
In his lecture, entitled "World Heritage of Salona / Solin - the burden of the past or the foundation of the future", Mario Matijević, the president of the Society of Friends of Salona Heritage, will introduce the participants to the history of the state of heritage at the sites in Solin and to the stakeholder attitude through the prism of triple interrelations between the local population - local self-government units -state institutions. Through individual cases he will bring a cross section of relations, beginning with the formation of the developed system and numerous interventions that Frane Bulić had, through the period of the socialist regime after World War II, which culminated in the epochal devastation during the construction of the so-called "detoure", up to the present day thoroughly marked by construction within protected archeological zones.
In response to the specific current situation resulting from inherited relationships, the author proposes a solution in the form of a systematic security model for the aforementioned stakeholders, with the aim of preserving the proper valuation and presentation of the heritage, with the original aim of protecting the heritage directly at the sites themselves. Special emphasis is placed on engaging the involvement of the local community with a sense of belonging and heritage. The second indispensable step is securing a heritage conservation policy and practice in the local government unit, while the final step of the model is the reorganization of existing ones or the creation of a new institution with the aim of optimized heritage conservation.
Vladica Babic, PhD, Associate Professor is an Assistant Director at the Agency for the Prevention of Corruption and Coordination of the Fight against Corruption, and the Head of the Corruption Prevention Sector in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He worked as a police and intelligence officer. His doctoral dissertation is in the field of security sciences. He has authored several books on cybercrime and co-authored several books on corruption. He has published more than 50 papers, was an organizer and participant in numerous conferences, workshops and roundtables. His main field of research is cybercrime.
In his lecture, entitled "The Impact of Corruption on the Security of Historic Cities", participants will be introduced to the impact of corrupt behaviors that can be related to the security aspect of historic cities, forms of corrupt behavior, and how it affects the public, tourism and security of historic cities in the Republic of Croatia. This topic is particularly important because it touches on Croatian tourism, the fastest growing industry, which is in danger of corruption, as an indelible emergence of society, affecting all economic sectors, state institutions and the private sector, destructing the foundations of the rule of law, solidarity and security of citizens.
Vedran Živaljić was born on 4th of October,1973 in Split. He is a Master of Economics and by profession is a private detective. He was an active participant in the Homeland War in Croatia. In 22 years of work experience and through various personal and property protection companies, he has worked as a bodyguard, team leader, bodyguard leader, private detective and security consultant. He is the author of various assessments of the vulnerability of critical infrastructure facilities and some economic and tourist facilities. He is an author, co-author and lecturer of published papers at various conferences and professional gatherings on security, crisis management and event management. In 2016 he was one of the speakers at the 23rd Las Vegas International Tourism Conference. He is a member of the Las Vegas International Security Tourism Association, followed by the WAD and the International Police Association - IPA. Since 2012, he is a co-owner of a private security company and a responsible person at a detective agency.
Slobodan Marendić has been a police officer since 1991, he is a Professional Specialist of Criminology, Police rank - Police advisor; since 2018 he is Head of the Border Sector in the Police Administration in the Split-Dalmatia county. Experiences in the planning, organization and management of police and security affairs were acquired through the career of a police officer, sector leaders at the Police Station Solin, Police Inspector in the Department for Public Order in the PA Split-Dalmatia, Commander of the 1st Police Station Split, Commander of the Intervention Unit of the Police, Head of the Department for Public Order, Head of the Uniformed Police Sector and the Head of the Split Police Administration Split-Dalmatia. He is an author of several scientific and professional papers on security and defense issues, community-based partnerships, community policing and the Crime Prevention Council. He participated as an lecturer at professional conferences in the country and abroad. From 2012 to 2018 he was President of the Regional Police club, International Police Association Split. He is a winner of the annual award of the Croatian Association of Security Managers in 2016, in the category - individual contribution in the realization and development of the profession in the field of community security. Since May 2018 he is a lecturer at the University Department of Forensic Sciences, University of Split.
In their lecture, entitled "Private security - a strategic partner in the process of improving the quality of life and safety of the local community", Vedran Živaljić and Slobodan Marendić will introduce the participants to private protection, which is defined by law of the Republic of Croatia as the activity of protection of persons and property not provided by the state and above the scope provided by the state. The definition adopted points to the legislator's ambition to position private protection as a form of security upgrade, in specific private security matters. At the same time, the assessment of the quality of the environment depends significantly on the assessment of the state of safety. While the objective state is assessed by the adopted methodologies of safety phenomena research, the subjective feeling of citizens and guests about the safety of the local community is generally significantly influenced by statistically and in the key media less occurring events such as vandalism (example of unacceptable graffiti), the state of public spaces and municipal equipment, the safety of school yards and street safety rating at dusk or night. The partnership approach, the functional interconnection of public and private protection, with the organized support of social institutions and the interested public, are key to realizing the strategic partnership model in the security of the local community. The lecture addresses potential areas of implementation of private protection in the local community security system, examples of good practice and guidelines for the development of strategic partnerships.
Dr. Peter E. Tarlow, founder and president of the American Tourism & More Association, is a well-known speaker and expert specialized in the field of crime and terrorism influence on the tourism industry, risk management in tourism and economic development. Since 1990, Tarlow has been teaching courses on tourism, crime and tourism aimed at police forces and security tourism professionals around the world. Tarlow lectures and trains tourism professionals and security personnel in multiple languages on a wide range of current and future trends in the tourism industry, rural tourism economic development, the gaming industry, issues of crime and terrorism, the role of police departments in urban economic development, and international trade. He has been asked to be an expert witness in courts throughout the United States on matters concerning tourism security and safety, and issues of risk management. As a well-known author in the field of tourism security, Tarlow is a contributing author to multiple books on tourism security, and publishes numerous academic and applied research articles regarding issues of security including articles published in The Futurist, the Journal of Travel Research and Security Management. Tarlow has worked with numerous US government agencies including the US bureau of Reclamation, US Customs, the FBI, the Department of Justice, the Center for Disease, the US Department of Homeland Security and many more.
Tony Smith is a global expert in border management and security. He retired as Director General of the UK Border Force in March 2013, after completing over 40 years’ service in the UK Home Office. He has served as Head of Borders in 2 different countries – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (2000 – 2003) and the UK Immigration Service / UK Border Force (2005 – 2007, and 2012 - 2013). He played a significant role in the operational response to the terrorist attacks in North America on 9/11 and in the UK on 7/7. Tony (full name Anthony John Smith) was awarded the prestigious title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the UK New Year’s Honours List 2013, for his services to the safety and security of the London 2012 Olympics. Currently he is a global border security consultant, Managing Director of Fortinus Global Ltd, and chairman of the International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA). He is a regular commentator on UK national TV radio and news channels on border and aviation security; and chairs international conferences and expert panels on various aspects of border control including integrated border management, multiple borders strategies, automated border controls and identity management at the border. He has provided strategic and operational advice on modern border management techniques and immigration reform programmes and strategies in Australia, Malaysia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He is also on the UKTI list of expert security advisers, supporting the GREAT campaign to export British excellence in his field.
Marcel Authier is a general Inspector of the French National Police. He had a long and distinguished career in the area of Criminal Police and Public Safety (especially as a Departmental Director of Public Safety).
In 2016, he was the Director of the Public Safety in the Department of Alpes-Maritimes (South of France) which includes 1 million inhabitants and 6 ridings : Nice, Cannes, Antibes, Cagnes-sur-mer, Grasse and Menton.
He headed up 2 000 police officers and handled the terrorist attack in Nice, on 14th July 2016.
Saša Kuhar, Ph.D., is a part-time Lecturer in Security Sciences at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The topic of her Doctoral dissertation was an investigation of art crime. Her main research fields are related to art crime and water crime. She is an author of several publications.
Israel Singer is a senior security adviser for the goverment and private sector. He is responsible for developing, approving and evaluating security protocols and training of security managers. He is a member of the state administration for conducting civil protection exercises. He previously worked in the Israeli police as the head of the security department and border control department, as a deputy head of operations and as a member and specialist of explosives department. He has a Master's degree in Political Sciences and Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Political Sciences.
Professor Dr. Zeynep Gül Unal has been a faculty member in Yildiz Technical University Faculty of Architecture Restoration Department since 1988. She is also acting as Vice Pesident of Yildiz Technical University International Center for Urban Studies/YTÜ ICUS and Board member of Research Center for Preservation of Historical Heritage/YTÜ TAMIR. She focuses her studies on natural and human induced disasters management towards cultural heritage, protection of historical environment, sustainable develpoment and information technologies. Dr. Unal is a Board Member of ICOMOS International, Secretary General of ICOMOS ICORP and a founding chairperson of ICORP Turkey. Dr. Unal also acted as a UNESCO Turkey WC Member of World Heritage Sites in Conflict Zones, Scientific Board Member of Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape and Advisory Board Member of Bursa and Cumalıkızık: the Birth of the Ottoman Empire, Historic Areas of Istanbul. She is a member of GEA Urban Search and Rescue Group and participated many search and rescue operations and humanitarian assistance on response phase such as: Haiti, Ercis, Van Earthquakes, Bosnia and Herzegovina flood disasters.
Vladica Babić, PhD., is an assistant Director in Agency for Prevention of Corruption and Coordination of the Fight Against Corruption, and Head of Sector for the Prevention of Corruption in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. He has worked as a police and intelligence officer. His doctoral disertation was done in the field of Security and Protection Sciences. He is an author of several books concerning cybercrime, and a co-author on several books concerning the topic of corruption. He has published more than 50 papers and has organized and participated on numerous conferences, workshops and round tables. His main field of research is cybercrime.
Mirko Bilandžić, PhD in political science, with a specialization in international relations. At the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, University of Zagreb, he works as an associate professor. He is head of postgraduate degree study Crisis management on University of Zagreb and the chief editor of the scientific and technical journal Polemos for interdisciplinary research on war and peace. As a result of scientific research he published 8 books and 50 scientific papers which are primarily sociological and in the field of political science: the area of national security, international security, terrorism, counterterrorism, comparative systems of national security, conflict theory, theory of power.
Tonći Prodan is the director of the Portus et Navem d.o.o. from Split for business and security consultancy, authorized by the Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure to carry out activities of a recognized organization for port security in the Republic of Croatia. Previously he was an employee of the security system of the Republic of Croatia (MUP, SZUP, POA, SOA, Office of the National Security Council). He served as Head Assistant of the Office of the National Security Council. He has been dealing with issues of national and international security, cooperating with representatives of many foreign states and international organizations on security issues, and has participated in the work of expert bodies of the EU and NATO. He was a lecturer at several international expert and scientific conferences in the field of security and was the author of several scientific papers in the field of terrorism and counterterrorism. He is a long-time member of the International Police Association (IPA).
Ante Mrčela is a permanent court expert in finance and accounting. In his long career, he was an employee in foreign trade, after which he was an employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for 13 years and he has been working in SOA for 4 years. He was the leader of the Counterfeits Group in the Organized Crime Department. As a licensed official, he has carried out the affairs of a police officer for financial institutions, non-executive business, intellectual property and computer crime and many other duties. He participates in the curriculum of the University Study Center for Professional Studies in Split, the Academy of Security, the ASPIRA Academy for Management and Design, the Marko Marulić associate-degree college in Knin, the Academy for Inspection and Personnel Management in Split. He has participated in the work of several domestic and foreign scientific and professional conferences. He is the author of several papers, some of which are published in Croatia and some abroad.
Marin Stošić is a retired commodore (admiral) of the Croatian Navy. He completed all levels of naval education, including the "Ban Josip Jelačić" War School in Zagreb in 2003. He has been managing many operations and joint sea exercises in the national and international (NATO) environment. He has spent his entire career on high command duties related to the protection of national interests at sea. In the period from 2011 to the end of 2014, he served as the Commander of the Coast Guard of the Republic of Croatia. He is a correspondent of the magazine Defender for the topics of general maritime security and the protection of Croatian sea. Occasionally he participates in domestic and international conferences (round tables) in the area of international and national maritime security.
Novinar s gotovo 20 godina iskustva, dugogodišnji urednik jedinog hrvatskog časopisa o sigurnosti, pokretač i autor istraživanja o sigurnosti najvećih hrvatskih gradova te pokretač više sigurnosnih konferencija, sudionik brojnih stručnih skupova u zemlji i inozemstvu, već dvije godine radi za uglednu međunarodnu korporaciju Hikvision, najvećeg svjetskog proizvođača videonadzornih kamera, gdje povezuje prikupljeno znanje s najsuvremenijim tehnologijama.
Nenad Roje is an expert in business and safety consulting with an emphasis on maritime safety and navigation. He is currently in the position of procurator at PORTUS ET NAVEM, ltd. He is a volunteer of the Homeland War and 60% of war invalid. He is the officer for planning and analytics of the G2 Department of the Croatian Navy and has the rank of Lieutenant Corps. During his career, he has, among other things, gained the skills and competences for managing security in ports, managing security in companies, and performing the functions of a designated person ashore according to ISM standards. He is a co-author of a computer program with a network application for managing a crisis-based team, caused by an ecological, security or natural disaster.
Anamarija Boban is an employee of Splitsko-dalmatinska Police Department in criminal police affairs. She is a graduate criminologist and has attended postgraduate studies at International Relations at the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb. Since 1998 she has been working with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Croatia. She worked in the Criminal Police in PU Zagreb, she was a spokesperson at the Dubrovačko-neretvanska Police Department. She also worked in the Department for Police International Co-operation in the Police Directorate.
Ivan Alduk is an employee of the Imotski Conservation Department. Previously he worked for the Split Conservation Department as an associate in 2000, and in the same department he was employed in 2004. He has conducted research and conservation work in the area of Solin, Klis, Hvar (Stari Grad, Hvar, Starigradsko polje) and the interior of Dalmatia (Sinj, Vrlika, Zadvarje, Poljica, Imotski, Vrgorac). His main interests are the topics from medieval archeology and history, and the protection of monuments.
Chief police advisor, Master of Laws, Lecturer of the course "The purview of cyberspace security" at the National High School of Telecommunications (ENST) in Paris. Decorated with the Medal of Honor of the National Police and the title Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour
As an inspector, he carried out a multitude of roles, including security response at the Communications Centre before working to implement the Safer Detention Initiative for the Lincolnshire Police. Upon promotion to Chief Inspector, worked as the Criminal Justice liaison, implementing electronic case files and streamlining the process for prosecutions. Moved to Operations, with responsibility for Armed Policing, Roads Policing, Public Order and Firearms within the Lincolnshire Police Department. In 2014 moved to the District Chief Inspector role for Lincoln, managing both response and neighbourhood policing within the city.
Trained Tactical Firearms Commander and also served as a Silver Public Order Commander and has managed large-scale events such as the Lincoln Christmas Market, football matches and protest marches for a number of years.
Responsible for operational planning and management, emergency and operational support and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear risks in Police Service in Quebec. He also served as Director of the Reform and Restructuring Plan for the Haitian National Police and as Commanding Officer of the Southeast Department during a United Nations peacekeeping mission.
Architect and project manager whose focus is on economic development through cultural heritage. He managed a variety of projects for the United Nations Development Programme, European Union and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has extensive international teaching experience and currently is writing doctoral dissertation on local economic development through the management of cultural Heritage at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
Head of the Security Management Program at the Faculty of Political Science of Zagreb University. Author and co-author of 10 professional manuals in the field of corporate, private and urban security. The initiator, founder and president in the third term of office of the Croatian Association of Security Managers. The president of the Council of Urban Security of Zagreb, as well as a representative at the City Assembly of the City of Zagreb.
Slobodan Marendić, chief police advisor, at various positions in the Police Department of Split-Dalmatia since 1991. Participated in several professional conferences in Croatia and abroad (Security of cities, Tourism safety, Management and security, the Partnership for a safer everyday life, European Forum for Urban Safety in Paris, Crime prevention in the EU in Ireland, etc.). Author of several professional and scientific articles in the annual Management and Security Conference Journal, with the topic of crime prevention and community policing. President of the International Police Association Regional Club Split-Dalmatia since 2012.
A police officer since 1995. Among other positions, worked as the Assistant Chief of Police in the department of Makarska, a police officer for crime prevention in PD Split - Dalmatia and the Chief of Police in the Trogir Police Department. Founder and member of numerous prevention councils in Dalmatia and author of several preventive projects in the field of social and situational prevention.
Ugrina Paško rođ.1966. godine u Splitu. Policijski savjetnik - Voditelj Odjela prevencije, PU Splitsko-dalmatinske. Djelatnik MUP-a RH od 1992. godine. Član je Vijeća za prevenciju kriminaliteta grada Splita. Nositelj većeg broja projektnih aktivnosti iz područja prevencije ciljanih KD, asocijalnog ponašanja, osobne sigurnosti, situacijske prevencije i sigurnosti u turizmu. Dionik je znanstvenih istraživanja te autor programskih strategija iz područja sigurnosti u zajednici te je sudjelovao u međunarodnoj razmjeni prenošenja pozitivne prakse i upoznavanja sa standardima postupanja u kriminalističkoj prevenciji i prevenciji sigurnosnih rizika.