Drugs: the SOLIDIFY European project conducts a study visit on harm reduction services in Paris

Paris, France, June 2019 – In the framework of the SOLIDIFY project, a group of representatives from 10 European cities made a two-day study visit in Paris (FR) on local harm reduction policies, on 17-18 June. They notably visited the … More

“The exchange of practices will enable the MATCH-SPORT partners to design more effective strategies to counter racism in amateur sport”

Efus has met with Miguel Pacheco, executive at the Division of Sports Projects of the Department of Physical Activities and Sports of the Lisbon City Council, to discuss the involvement of the Portuguese capital in the MATCH-SPORT project against racism … More

Efus issues recommendations to the EU for “free, safe and just” cities

On the occasion of its General Assembly meeting held in Augsburg (DE) on 26 June 2019, the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) adopted the Declaration of Augsburg, “Free, safe and just cities – a European success story and its … More

Cutting Crime Impact: what works and what does not work in European projects on the prevention of petty crime

As part of the Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) project, Efus analysed European projects aimed at preventing or reducing petty crime. What tools and solutions are most commonly recommended? What hinders their adoption by end users (law enforcement agencies and policy … More

Public spaces: new challenges that require a genuine co-production of urban security

Paris, June 2019 – The security of public spaces is an issue on which Efus and its members have long worked. Numerous projects are conducted on this theme by Efus member local authorities and through European projects that are either … More

What is polarisation and how to respond at the local level?

The polarisation of society into antagonistic groups who refuse all those they consider as “other” is an increasingly pressing issue. This growing phenomenon, heightened by the rise of social media, poses a challenge to local authorities. Paris, June 2019 – … More