The Círculo del Liceo hosted the Lunch-Colloquium «Security in Barcelona» with Albert Batlle, Deputy Mayor and Councilor on Prevention and Security of the City Council of Barcelona and also Counsilor of the Sarriá-Sant Gervasi district.
Managing the security in Barcelona is a challenge that must be addressed integrally, in other words, it is not just a police issue, it is also a judicial issue, of taking care of public space, of coexistence and proximity, of fighting against inequality, and especially, it is a prevention issue. In Barcelona, as in most cosmopolitan capitals, it is necessary to build a a security system that involves all operators related with security, coexistence and security perception.
Albert Batlle is a lawyer and politician. He practiced law until 1983, the year in which he began his political career as a councilman in the Barcelona City Council with several responsibilities (Sports Councilor, Councilor of the Horta-Guinardó district and member of the Sports Department of the Diputació de Barcelona). He has also held relevant positions as General Secretary of Rehabilitation and Juvenile Justice Services of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Deputy Director of the Catalan Anti-Fraud Office and General Director of the Police.