Tools and methods

Open letter from Efus members to the representatives of the European institutions

Efus (European Forum for Urban Security) General Assembly of local authorities met in Karlsruhe (Germany) on 13 May and published an open letter to the representatives of European institutions presenting their needs and expectations regarding future Justice and Security policies. Karlsruhe, 13 … More

Surveillance technologies: an interview with Jean-Louis Touraine, Member of Parliament, Rhône, and former Deputy Mayor of Lyon in charge of public order and security

Efus has been working for many years on the theme of surveillance technologies, notably as part of a European project (2007-2011) which studied interactions between citizens, cities, and video surveillance. Efus is currently working on a research project on the … More

The city of Matosinhos, Portugal, creates citizens councils

Matosinhos, Portugal, February 2014 – The municipal council of the city of Matosinhos approved on 24 January the creation of citizens councils. Based on existing citizens councils such as those in France, this unique initiative in Portugal is aimed at … More

EUROsociAL cooperation programme with Latin America: experts’ meeting focusing on “citizen security” in Paris

Paris, 11-12 February 2014 – The European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) organised on 11-12 February 2014 in Paris a meeting of the experts who worked on the “citizen security” aspect of the EUROsociAL II technical cooperation programme between the … More

Meet the experts of the Audits project, Francesc Guillén and Sohail Husain

Two European experts are participating in the Audits project, which Efus launched in 2013. The objective of this project is to support cities in deploying methodological decision-making tools such as local safety audits. Francesc Guillén, project manager at the Ministry … More

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