1. General Information :

Villiers-le-Bel is a commune in the south east of the Val-d’Oise department in the Île-de-France region, around 18km north of Paris. It is the capital of the canton Villiers-le-Bel. The commune was once a rural village in Pays de France until the 1920s when a housing development scheme turned it into a residential suburb; it underwent a dramatic social transformation after a large housing complex was built in the late 1950s. Its residents are called the “Beauvillésois” in French.

Population: 27,091 inhabitants

Location: France

Official Website

2. The City in our Network :

The City and Efus

Member since 2000


  • General Assembly, Brussels, 7 June 2012

The City and the National Forum (FFSU)

Member of the Executive Committee from 2012 to 2015 and since 2016

Participated in

  • Training session “Insecurity in the day and at night”, 5-6 June 2012
  • Lunch-debate “Drug use: Portugal’s experience of decriminalisation”, FFSU, 10 February 2010
  • Training session “Intermunicipal Links and Crime Prevention: The Issues“, Paris,  7 October 2009
  • Training session “Municipal Police: Their Position and Doctrines”, Paris, 9-10 September 2009
  • Training session “Crime Prevention and Child Protection: What are the links?”, Paris, 19-20 May 2009
  • Training session “Amateur Sport and Violence”, Paris, 1 April 2009
  • Training session “Urbanism and Security”, Paris, 4-5 March 2009
  • Training session “The Law on Crime Prevention”, FFSU, 2008



  • Regional security and crime prevention strategy to improve social integration, January 2012

3. Further Information :

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