The International Centre for Crowd Management & Security Studies (ICCMSS) is being re-launched this autumn as the Institute of Crowd Education (ICE). After two years of redevelopment ICE will be launched to coincide with the Reeperbahn Festival and Eurosonic/Noorderslag. The Board has spent over two years redeveloping the brand, its strategy and focus. ICE is now ready to drive crowd education, research and training forward to a new level.
The board, made up of the leading authorities on crowd safety and security in the UK and Europe, has carefully crafted the new institute to support those aspiring to make events safer. Many of those involved in the institute have been prime movers in the development of groundbreaking innovations across the crowded space environment. These include making safe major events hosting hundreds of thousands of people, solving complex problems at transport hubs across the world, the architectural development of new stadia and the delivery of safe public spaces.
The Institute will be working with Universities across the world in the development of innovative practices to meet the increasingly complex challenges of the future. Leading experts in the field of research, education, crowded space whether at events, festivals, in built environments for work and recreation will be working to take crowd management to a new level of professionalism.
For ten years the International Centre led the world in developing a qualification framework for the industry. Building on this legacy those experts from the centre have worked in partnership to take this legacy into the next decade and beyond. ICE has expanded its activities by bringing in leading experts in new and emerging fields in crowd education and research.