Guilherme Pinto, President of the Efus

guilherme_pintoGuilherme Pinto was elected President of Efus at the General Assembly on 11 May 2010. He is Mayor of Matosinhos (Portugal).

Formerly a lawyer, he has been a member of the National Assembly, Vice-President of the City Hall of Matosinhos, member of the European Sustainable Cities and Towns Campaign representing the ACR+ Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and Sustainable Resource Management; a secondary school teacher; Municipal Deputy; and a member of the Socialist Party Studies Cabinet.

Honorary Presidents

2007-2010: Juan Alberto Belloch Julbe, Mayor of Saragossa (Spain)

2003-2007 Freddy Thielemans, Mayor of Brussels (Belgium)

2000-2003 Giuliano Barbolini, Mayor of Modena (Italy)

1998-2000 Leona Detiege, Mayor of Antwerp (Belgium)

1996-1998 Martine Aubry, Mayor of Lille (France)

1987-1996 Gilbert Bonnemaison, founder of Efus and former Mayor of Epinay-sur Seine (France)

“Migration not a security threat”

Interview of the Efus’ President, Guilherme Pinto, in Times of Malta (09/03/2012) Read the article here

Guilherme Pinto’s New Year message

  In his New Year message to members of Efus, Guilherme Pinto, President of the European Forum for Urban Security and Mayor of Matosinhos (Portugal), says that 2012 will be a crucial year for our network.    

Our aim for 2011: reunite and reaffirm our commitments

In the name of all our staff, I wish you a very happy new year. As the crisis persists, and affects not only our economic growth but also our societies as a whole, we are convinced that our Forum must, … More

Efus’ President reacts to the debates about Roma people in Europe

There has been much debate in Europe recently about the situation of the Roma people, particularly in the light of the recent initiatives of the French government. The Efus has been working for some time now on [...]

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