1. General Information :

Population: 201 593 inhabitants

Location: Belgium

Official website

Website of the crime prevention service

Safety Contract signed in: 1994

Twinned with:  Hirson (France), Saint-Junien (France), Sélestat (France), Schramberg (Allemagne), Waldkirch (Allemagne), Manoppello (Italie), Casarano (Italie), Follonica (Italie), Himeji (Japon), Donetsk (Ukraine), Pittsburgh (États-Unis)

2. The city in our network :


The city and Efus:

Member since : 1994

Member of the Executive Committee since : 2010

Participated in:

  • Partner in the GOAL Project “Preventing violence in sport”, 2009-2012
  • Partner in the project Democracy, Cities &Drugs I, 2005-2007
  • Secucities Immigration :Migration –Prevention programme :A training system of reference for field actors, 2005-2006
  • Partner in the project Abused and neglected Elderly Women, 2001-2002
  • Partner in SecuCities Football : Euro 2000 cities against racism, 2000

Attended : 

  • General Assembly, Cascais, Portugal, 27th June 2013
  • International Conference “Security, Democracy & Cities: The Future of Prevention”,  Aubervilliers & Saint-Denis, France, 12-14 December 2012
  • General Assembly, Brussels, Belgium, 7th June 2012
  • Conference on Local Safety Audits, Brussels, Belgium, March 27th 2008
  • International conference of Saragossa, Spain, November 2nd- 4th 2006
  • Conference “A stadium in the city, a city in the stadium”, 4th and 5th of June 1999
  • Conference “Is a gender-differentiated approach relevant in terms of urban safety?”, 30th of September and 1st of October, 1999

President of the Belgian Forum for Prevention and Urban Security: from 2013 to 2014

3. Best Practice Forms :