1. General Information :

Genova is a city and an important seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria. It is also called la Superba (“the Superb one”) due to its glorious past. Part of the old city of Genoa was inscribed on the World Heritage List (UNESCO) in 2006.

Population: 610 887


Official website:

Safety Contract signed in: November 24th 2004

Twinned with:

  • Baltimore (United States),
  • Chios (Greece),
  • Columbus (United States),
  • Fiume (Croatia),
  • Marseille (France),
  • Odessa (Ukraine),
  • Huelva (Spain).

2. The city in our network :

The city and Efus:

Member since : 2000

Member of the Executive Committee : 2004-2008 as President of FISU, member since 2010

Participated in:

  • Partner of the Strengthening local government approach to prevention of violence in sport (GOAL) project, 2009-2011
  • Partner of Citizens, Cities and CCTV project, 2009-2010
  • Partner of the Workgroup ‘Prevention of urban insecurity facing the challenge of cultural diversity’ led by the City of Liège, with EFUS as expert, 2004-2006
  • Presentation on the General Assembly, Piacenza, Italy, June 10th 2005
  • Partner of the Abused and neglected Elderly Women project, 2001-2002
  • Co pilot of the workshop on urban Planning on International Conference  Democracy and Cities, Naples, Italy, December 7th– 10th 2000

Attended :

  • Final Conference “Democracy Citites and Drugs (DC&D )”, Italy, November 11th 2007
  • International Conference Security, Democracy and Cities, Saragossa, Spain, November 4th-6th 2006
  • General Assembly, Lisbon, Portugal, July 4th 2003
  • General Assembly 2002, L’Hospitalet, Spain, December 13th 2002

Hosted :

  • General Assembly May 19th 2011
  • 1st Euro Mediterrian Summit and Technoligies and Security , 20-21  May 2011
  • Study visit of Citizens, Cities and CCTV project, July 9th-10th 2009

The City and the Italian Forum (FISU)

Member of the Executive Committee:

  • 2000-2003 as Vice President
  • 2004-2008 as President

Participated in:

  • Training session “Pillole” 2011
  • Presentation on the National Conference “Improving the safety of cities. Qualify the local police, Roma, Italy,  October 5th 2007
  • Presentation on the General Assembly, Piacenza, Italy, June 9th 2005
  • Presentation on the General Assembly, Genova, Italy, September 30th 2003

Attended :

  • General Assembly, Prato, Italy, June 29th -30th 2006
  • General Assembly, L’Hospitalet, Spain, December 13th 2002
  • General Assembly Naples, Italy, December 8th 2000

Hosted :

  • Executive Committee May 19th 2011
  • General Assembly, September 30th 2004
  • National Conference “”Security in Italy: scientific knowledge, operational projects and policy responses”, October 1st 2004

3. Best Practice Forms :

4. Further information :

  • “Patto Genova Sicura”, June 14th 2007 :Pacchetto sicurezza Genova
  • Citizen participation : Urban Center