About ESCON Conference 2018
European Safe Community Network (ESCON) aims at strengthening existing International Safe Communities in Europe and promotion of the formation of new communities to be accepted into the Safecom movement towards Violence Free Community achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Our board has representatives from Skopje and Novi Sad in South Eastern Europe through the Baltics and as far north in Scandinavia as 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle in Norway.
Injuries and violence are a major public health burden across the globe. The Global Burden of Disease Studies has documented unfair distribution of violence and injury by socioeconomic strata in Europe. This gradient, existing within and between countries, must be addressed. Experts in injury prevention and safety promotion recognize the need for action and practice and consistently applying to policies and programs in the field.
Together we are working against public indifference towards the burden of violence and injury and trying to promote safe community and community based interventions against violence and injury.