An integrated partnership creating safer events

The SAFE project is an Erasmus+ funded initiative lead by PRODISS (France) since 2017. It engages some of the most influential networks in the event sector in Europe, including the ILMC (International Live Music Conference – UK), the EAA (European Arena Association), BDKV (Bundesverband der Konzert- und Veranstaltungswirtschaft – Germany), Wallifornia Music Tech (Belgium), amongst other European partners. The SAFE project aims to disseminate knowledge and innovation at all levels, from local to international, focusing on the skills and competence development of the event community across Europe. Therefore, two innovative learning programmes have been created by a team of high-level experts at the heart of the SAFE project: Laura Brands and Gerard van Duykeren (TSC – The Netherlands), Chris Kemp (Mind over Matter – UK) and Pascal Viot (iSSUE – Switzerland). Following a 3-year process of pooling expertise at a European level, the development of these courses incorporates contributions from today’s leading specialists in event security and crowd management.

4 x Transnational meetings
3 x Intellectual outputs
4 x Training sessions
4 x Dissemination events



iSSUE (Swiss Institute for Urban and Event Security) is an institute created in 2016, whose main objective is to offer expertise in the management of urban spaces such as large events. As a collective project supported by the Paléo Festival Nyon and the Urban Sociology Laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, iSSUE aims to promote the most up-to-date knowledge and to offer consulting and education in the planning, organisation and management of safety and security in crowd gatherings contexts.

United Kingdom

Mind Over Matter (MOM) is an alternative education and consultancy company with extensive international experience. They offer dynamic teaching on different aspects including crowd management and the dynamics of public space. MOM utilises a team of experts with in- depth knowledge and a wealth of industry experience working in close partnership with universities (Edinburgh Napier University) to provide innovative work programs that put theory into practice. MOM also has a worldwide consultancy base.

The Netherlands

TSC Crowd Management is part of the International Crowd Management and Safety Group (ICMS), based in both the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (Showsec). Combined they form the largest event crowd management company in Europe, providing services at thousands events and welcoming around 18 million visitors each year. Founded in 1992, TSC Crowd Management manages all kinds of events, festival sites and venues. The TSC Academy builds competences, insights for staff and is their backbone training institute. Quality through competence.

Partners of the Safe Project


Since 1984, PRODISS is the 1st national union of musical and variety shows in France, whose mission is to represent, promote and defend the interests of its members. Today, PRODISS brings together more than 400 entertainment entrepreneurs working in the fields of variety, contemporary music (jazz, popular music, musicals, etc.) and comedy shows.


Founded in 2013, Le LABA is a centre of expertise specialising in European funding in the creative and cultural industries sector. LABA helps organisations to identify, raise and manage European funds, helping them in their internationalization strategy and in their local development strategy. LABA has piloted more than 70 european projects, half of which as a partner.


The EAA (European Arena Association) represents members who operate some of the world's most advanced venues, hosting outstanding artists, productions, sporting events and corporate events. The association commitment is to disseminate good practices in its member arenas, and to be a forum for discussion and development of new themes and ideas, to providing a unique, safe and quality entertainment experience.


The International Live Music Conference (ILMC) has been the main international meeting place for live music professionals for 30 years. It is an annual event held in March that brings together more than 1,000 decision-makers from over 60 countries to express their common goals, objectives and issues, while providing unique networking opportunities. It is a major place of development of the capacities of all these professionals.


The Lynk is a specialized Strategic Advisory company, helping Creative & Tech organizations to transform their vision & objectives into executable strategy & go-to-market approach, connecting its clients with the relevant opportunities and partners. The Lynk works with international clients across the Music Industry to drive positive change within the Music Ecosystem by facilitating open-innovation by bridging the gap between Creativity & Technology.


The Wallifornia MusicTech is a non-profit organization created by the Festival KIKK, Le Théâtre de Liège, GOTORO and the festival Les Ardentes to create a program that promotes music and new technologies through a series of events: keynotes, panels, workshops, hackathon, start-up accelerator program, play area…... The objectives of Wallifornia MusicTech are to identify the problems encountered by the players in the sector and to try to solve them by entrusting them to contractors and engineers.


The Bundesverband der Veranstaltungswirtschaft e.V. (bdv) is the German Federal Association for Producers and Concert Organisers, representing more than 300 promoters, agents and venue managers. The association defends the interests of a highly diversified music sector (producers, festivals, concert halls) and in providing advice and training to players in the music industry (legal, economic, fiscal, social, security and safety).

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