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“We hope to benefit from the exchange of innovative solutions and best practices ” Henriette Reker, Mayor of Cologne

Why did you choose to join the European Forum for Urban Security? Henriette Reker: Cologne’s accession to Efus and the German Forum DEFUS is very much in line with the development of our security policy. Urban security and safety in … More

“Working with Efus members will enable us to enhance security and sustainability” Interview with the Mayor of Riga, Nils Ušakovs

Why did you choose to join the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus)? Nils Ušakovs: The safety of the citizens and guests of Riga is one of the cornerstones of our sustainable development. The participation of Riga in Efus and … More

A new website for professionals involved in the integration of refugees in Germany

Hanover, Germany, August 2016 – According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than 65 million people, or one human being in 113, were displaced from their country in 2015. Conflicts, persecution or natural disasters are just … More

Field visits around Setubal’s programmes regarding senior citizens, urban planning and civil protection

Setubal, Portugal, June 2016 – On the occasion of the General Assembly held in Setubal (Portugal) on 27 and 28 June, the municipality organised a series of field visits to show participants some of the projects it has implemented concerning … More

The challenges faced by Greek cities and their citizens in the midst of the economic and refugee crises

Athens, Greece, May 2016 – In the last six years, Greece has been hit by unprecedented economic decline, caused in part by the intensity and duration of the recent global economic depression. Salaries have decreased considerably, unemployment is rising fast … More

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