1. General Information :

Rotterdam is the second largest city of the Netherlands with a population of 584,046 situated in the province of South Holland in the west of the Netherlands. It forms the southern part of the Randstad, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in Europe, with a population of 6.7 million.
Rotterdam has the largest port in Europe, with the rivers Meuse and Rhine providing excellent access to the hinterland upstream reaching far into Werstern Europe. Unitil 2004 Rotterdam was also the world’s busiest port.

Population : 584,046 (in January 2007)

Location: Netherlands

Official Website

Twinned with: Cologne (Germany), Dresden (Germany), [link url=”1316″]Liège[/link] (Belgium), [link url=”1986″]Lille[/link] (France), Shanghai (People’s Republic of China), Casablanca (Morocco).

2. The City in our Network :

The city and Efus:

Member since 2007
Member of the Executive Committee since 2012


  • Partner AUDITS project: Methodological tools for drafting local security policies in Europe, 2013-2015
  • Day of debate “Europe and prevention : the needs of local decision-makers and practitioners”, Karlsruhe, May 2014
  • International Conference “Security, Democracy and Cities: the Futur of prevention”, Aubervilliers & Saint Denis, December 2012
  • “[link url=”30166″]Safer Drinking Scenes[/link]” Project, 2009-2012
  • Partner “[link url=”1797″]Citizens, Cities and Videosurveillance[/link]”, 2008-2010
  • Meeting at the European Parliement, 23rd of February 2006, Brussels, Belgium
  • Partner in [link url=””]Democracy, Cities & Drugs[/link] project, 2005-2007


  • General Assembly, Karlsruhe,Germany, 12-13 May 2014
  • General Assembly, Cascais, Portugal, 28-29 June 2013
  • General Assembly, Brussels, Belgium, 7 June 2012

3. Project Files :

4. Further Information :



Article about “#Veilig010” (literally translated as: #Safe010): a new approach on local public safety policy by André Vervooren, director of the department of Public Safety of the city of Rotterdam (January 2015)









Interview of Ineke Nierstrasz, Coordinator European and International Affairs, in the City of Rotterdam’s magazine (December 2013) 

Video interview with Mr Jur Verbeek, City Marine in Rotterdam on Crime Prevention and Violence in Sports.