1. General Information :

Essen is a city in the central part of the Ruhr, the largest urban agglomeration in Germany, with more than eight million inhabitants. Essen, with its population of approximately 570,000, is the 9th-largest city in Germany when ranked by population. In 2010, Essen was the European Capital of Culture on behalf of the whole Ruhr region. Founded around 845, Essen was one of Germany’s most important coal and steel centres until the 1970s and attracted workers from all over the country. It was the 5th-largest city in Germany between 1929 and 1988, peaking at over 730,000 inhabitants in 1962. The city has since developed a strong tertiary sector of the economy, so it is sometimes called “desk of the Ruhr area”. Essen is home to 13 of the 100 largest German corporations and seat to several of the region’s authorities.

Population: 570,000 inhabitants

Location: Germany

Official Website

2. The City in our Network :

The City and Efus

Member since 2015

The City and the National Forum (FFSU)

Participated in:

  • Efus Executive Committee, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 8th November 2016
  • LIAISE II second meeting, Leuven, Belgium, 11th October 2016
  • Efus General Assembly, Setubal, Portugal, 28th June 2016
  • Efus Executive Committee, Setubal, Portugal, 28th June 2016
  • Security and Tourism Conference, Paris, France, 25th June 2015
  • Seminar: European Cities against Radicalisation, Bordeaux, France, 27 May 2016
  • Efus Executive Committee, Bruxelles, Belgium, 17th November 2015
  • Efus General Assembly, Paris, France, 24th June 2015