1.   General Information:

Barcelona is the capital and the most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain. Barcelona is recognised as a global city because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts and international trade.Barcelona is a major economic centre with one of Europe’s principal Mediterranean ports, and Barcelona International Airport is the second largest in Spain after the Madrid-Barajas Airport (handles about 30 million passengers per year).

As the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona houses the seat of the Catalan government, known as the Generalitat de Catalunya; of particular note are the executive branch, the parliament, and the Supreme Court of Catalonia. The city is also the capital of the Barcelonès comarca (shire)

Population: 1,615,908 Inhabitants (2008)

Location: Spain

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Prevention & Safety

Twinned with:

  • Sarajevo (Bosnie-Herzégovine),
  • Boston (États-Unis),
  • Cologne (Allemagne), Rosario (Argentine),
  • Montevideo (Uruguay),
  • Montpellier (France),
  • Montréal (Canada),
  • Monzón (Espagne),
  • Perpignan (France),
  • Tel Aviv (Israël)

2. The City in our Network:

The City and the EFUS:

Member since : 1986

Member of Executif Committee since : 2009

Participated :

  • Partner in the “Safer Touristic Cities” (2013-2015)
  • Partner in Steet violence project (2011-2012)
  • Partner in Reintegration of isolated foreign Minors, victims of trafficking 2007-2009
  • SecuCities Managers project 2000-2001
  • Conference “A stadium in the city, a city in the stadium” 4th and 5th of June 1999
  • The Pertinency of Drug Prevention Messages project 1998-1999
  • International Conference on Community policing  14-15 December 1998
  • Conference “Faces of justice and poverty in the city” 1996
  • Conference “Urban transports, safety and social crisis” October 30th-31st 1995
  • Security and democracy 1993-1994


  • General Assembly, Brussels, Belgium, 7th June 2012
  • Euro-Mediterranean Conference on the Protection of Isolated Minors, Marseille, France, 25th-26th of November 2002
  • Efus General Assembly, Genoa, May 19th 2011
  • Efus General Assembly, Berlin, May 10th 2010
  • Efus General Assembly, Toulouse, France, June 25th 2009
  • Efus General Assembly, Rome, Italy, July 6th 2007
  • Efus General Assembly, Brussels, Belgium, May 5th 2006
  • Efus General Assembly, Piacenza, Italy, June 10th 2005
  • Efus General Assembly, Brussels, Belgium, May 10th 2004
  • Efus General Assembly, Rome, Italy, November 21st 2003
  • Efus General Assembly, Lisbon, Portugal, July 4th 2003
  • Efus General Assembly,L’Hospitalet, Spain, December 13th 2002
  • Efus General Assembly, Paris, France, December 10th 2001
  • Efus General Assembly, Naples, Italy, December 7th 2000
  • Efus General Assembly, Brent, United Kingdom, December 2nd 1999
  • Efus General Assembly,Paris, France, October 16th 1998
  • Efus General Assembly,Paris, France, March 7th and 8th 1997
  • Efus General Assembly,Porto, Portugal, October 21, 1996
  • Efus General Assembly,Turin, Italy, November 21st and 22nd 1994
  • Efus General Assembly,Paris, France, November 19th 1991
  • International conference of Saragossa, Spain, November 2nd– 4th 2006

Hosted :

The City and the Spanish Forum:

Secretary of the Spanish Forum


  • General assembly 2009

3. Best practices: