Europe Region

The Safer Sweden Foundation (SSF) (Sweden) 

The Association for Building Security India (ABSI) is the pioneer organization in India and Asian region championing the cause of CPTED and building security (the built-in security in the specific context of built environments). ABSI is the first ICA chapter within the Asian Region that signed the MOU with the ICA on 26 November 2020.

ABSI in brief:

✅ Founded in 2019 in India, is the pioneer think-tank of CPTED and Security by Design in the India-Asia Region headquartered in New Delhi.

✅ Affiliated to and partnering with like-minded organizations in the fulfilment of common goals towards Urban Security, Urban Resilience and Urban Livability in the India - Asia Region. See video.

✅ Working towards public advocacy, research and evidence-based impact on Policy and Projects by use of CPTED, Counter Terror by Design Integration and Secure city planning. Learn more about ABSI and their work here and check their brochure.

Leadership team:

  • Dr Manjari Kapoor, President
  • Gursimran Singh, Vice-President
  • Nivia Jain, Secretary
  • Dev Sharma, Treasurer

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The Safer Sweden Foundation (SFF) is an independent NGO and non-profit organization in Sweden whose purpose is to improve crime victim support and to promote the developments in crime prevention, including CPTED. SSF is the first ICA chapter within the European ICA Region under the ICA Umbrella Initiative. The parties signed an MOU on 8 February 2021.

SSF in brief:

✅ Founded in 2008 in Sweden, the SSF is Sweden's leading non-profit organization focusing on crime victim support and crime prevention.

✅ The work of SSF is intersectoral together with the state, municipalities, businesses, non-profit organizations, the civil society, and other actors. 

✅ Activities are evidence-based with a holistic perspective that integrates situational crime prevention strategies and methods with the aim of addressing crime and safety, and perception of safety issues. 

Leadership team:

  • Annette Carnhede, President
  • Magnus Lindgren, Secretary General
  • Peter Strandell, Operations Manager South
  • Marika Haug, Analyst & Criminologist
  • Cornelis Uittenbogaard, Researcher & Urban Planner

ICA Mission Statement

To create safer environments and improve the quality of life through the use of CPTED principles and strategies