1. General Information :

Lormont is a French commune in the Southwest, located in the Gironde department and the Aquitaine region. It is the capital of its canton and is one of the 27 French communes that make up the Urban Community of Bordeaux (CUB). With 21,325 inhabitants, called Lormontais, Lormont is on the perimetre of the ever-growing urban area of Bordeaux, at the centre of the Arcachon-Bordeaux-Libourne axis, whose metropolitan area houses almost 1,250,000 inhabitants.

Lormont joined the ‘Grand Projet des Villes’ – a project coordinating the development of 4 towns on the eastern side of the Garonne river, at Bordeaux – in order to improve its supply of accommodation and resources and to give Lormont a central role in promoting increased interaction between the neighbourhoods, towns and the urban area.

Population: 21,325 inhabitants

Location: France

Official Website

Twinned with:Castelldefels (Spain) since 1984

2. The City in our Network :

The City and Efus

Member since 1996

Participated in:

  • Partner of “SecuCities Drugs: pilot training session on the prevention and treatment of drug addiction for local elected officials and stakeholders in small and medium-sized towns”, 2003


  • Efus General Assembly, Karlsruhe, Germany, 13 May 2014
  • Efus General Assembly, Toulouse, France, 25 June 2009

The City and the National Forum (FFSU)

Member since 1993

Member of the Executive Committee from: 2000-2004, 2006-2009 and elected official 2009-2012

Vice President of the FFSU since 2012 and Acting President in 2012

Participated in:

  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 20 May 2014
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 26 February 2014
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 11 February 2009
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 25 March 2009
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 13 May 2009
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 30 September 2009
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 30 January 2008
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 2 April 2008
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 21 May 2008
  • FFSU Executive Committee meeting, 10 December
  • French platform of the European project “Democracy, Cities and Drugs II“, France 2008-2011
  • Training session on “Addictive behaviour”, Paris, 18-19 November 2009
  • Working group on “binge drinking“, FFSU, 2007-2009


  • Lunch-debate on “Local elected officials and mental health”, FFSU, 11 February 2009
  • Lunch-debate on “Mediation and access to the law”, FFSU, 25 March 2009
  • Lunch-debate on “The phenomenon of gangs”, FFSU, 13 May 2009
  • Lunch-debate on “The challenges presented by the national plan to relaunch crime prevention”, FFSU, 30 September 2009
  • FFSU General Assembly, FFSU, Paris, 25 June 2008
  • Lunch-debate on “Information, Security and Freedoms”, FFSU, 30 January 2008
  • Lunch-debate on “Suburban Hope”, FFSU, 2 April 2008
  • Lunch-debate on “Prisoners’ Access to the Law”, FFSU, 21 May 2008
  • Lunch-debate on “The International Centre’s guide to preventing crime as regards public disturbances linked to prostitution, and drugs”, FFSU, 1 October 2008
  • Lunch-debate on “The presentation of the National Institute of Higher Education Studies in Security, INHES”, FFSU, 10 December 2008
  • Conference on “CCTV: prevention, surveillance or protection?” on the local and national issues concerning the development of video surveillance, FFSU, 25 June 2008
  • General Assembly, La Rochelle, 25 June 2007
  • 4-day training session on “The law on crime prevention”, FFSU, 2008
  • Conference on “The authority of mayors and information about them, concerning the role of mayors’ in crime prevention”, La Rochelle, France, 16 May 2007
  • Conference on “Local authorities, prevention and education in football“, Saint-Denis, France, May 2006
  • Mayors’ Conference on Security, FFSU, 23 February 2006
  • Conference “Nighttime Security Professions”, Rennes, 21 June 2005
  • General Assembly, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 22 June 2004

3. Project Files (Best practice forms) :

4. Further information :

News from the city:

  • A service of nighttime correspondents (CDN): a mediation team working late in the evening and during the night. This team works through dialogue and mediation; the CDN only step in to put the different parties in touch with each other and thereby to reach an agreement that will make it possible for them to “live together”. They also take action when there are noise problems and gatherings in order to restore peace. The CDN also help improve the living environment by reporting any technical problems and any “deliberate or accidental” damage.
  • A House of Law and Justice, whose mission is to implement court rulings, inform people about the law, combat the sense of impunity and insecurity when cases are dropped, and to provide compensation to victims. The House of Law and Justice is also a place where your voice can be heard, a place of advice and information, as well as an educational tool for citizenship.