General Assembly – 12 & 13 May in Riga

35 years of local urban security policies: What tools and methods to respond to tomorrow’s challenges? 

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Efus’ next General Assembly will take place in Riga (Latvia) on 12 and 13 May 2022.

12 May, morning – Statutory General Assembly

A key moment in the life of our network, this meeting allows Efus members to vote on the budget, validate the activity report and renew the Executive Committee, which is the association’s decision-making body. It is also an opportunity for members to meet and discuss the priorities for the year to come.

>>> The statutory General Assembly is reserved for members.

12 and 13 May – Conference – 35 years of local urban security policies: What tools and methods to respond to tomorrow’s challenges?

As happens every year, a thematic conference will be organised on the occasion of the statutory general assembly. A core aspect of Efus’ work, the conference is meant to foster exchanges among members on their experience and practices in the area of local security policies according to the principle: cities helping cities.

This year, a day-and-a-half conference will be organised as part of IcARUS (Innovative AppRoaches to Urban Security), a European project led by Efus that builds on the work it has been conducting on urban security tools and methodologies ever since its creation in 1987, establishing links between political decision-makers, practitioners and research.

IcARUS’ objective is to re-think, overhaul and adapt existing tools and methods to help local actors anticipate and better respond to constantly evolving security challenges.

The basis of this comprehensive endeavour is the strategic approach to urban security that Efus has long been promoting. IcARUS corresponds to Efus’ long-term objectives, notably the need to involve a wide array of local actors in local urban security policies, to design innovative tools and to make them accessible to as many local and regional authorities, political decision-makers and citizens as possible.

This conference will be an opportunity to revisit 35 years of local urban security policies and to share innovative and prospective approaches on cross-cutting topics.

>>> The conference is free and open to the public.

>>> Do you need accomadation ? Find some special offers provided by the City of Riga.

For any questions, please contact:

Anne Hamelin, Office manager

Carla Napolano, Deputy director

The IcARUS project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 882749