About the conference

International and interdisciplinary the Security, Democracy and Cities 2021 conference is organised by the European Forum for Urban Security in Nice.

Unique in its field, this event is geared towards all those involved in urban security: elected officials, civil servants, national administration, magistrates, law enforcement agencies, social workers, researchers, and representatives of the private sector and civil society.



Registration is open!

Efus and the City of Nice are taking all the necessary measures to welcome you in compliance with the sanitary rules in force and to ensure the smooth running of the event.


Due to the evolution of the sanitary crisis and in a context where the ability to travel is still uncertain, we have decided to postpone our international Security, Democracy & Cities conference, initially supposed to take place on November 25, 26 and 27 this year. In order to welcome you in the best conditions, ensure a full European participation and to guarantee the international dimension of this gathering, we invite you to join us on 20, 21 and 22 October 2021. Efus wishes to thank its partners, notably the City of Nice, for having reorganised their schedule so swiftly.


During its General Assembly meeting held in Augsburg (DE) on 26 June 2019, Efus chose Nice (FR) as the host city of its 2020 Security, Democracy and Cities international conference. A key event in the network’s life, the conference will be dedicated to the exchange of practices, experience and knowledge on urban security.

The Conference will host high-level speakers who will reflect the diversity of security and urban life including elected representatives, staff from local, national and international authorities, university researchers, members of the civil society and the private sector.

How to take part?


Get together with participants from all over Europe and beyond during two and a half days, in order to share your knowledge, practices and experiences regarding urban security and crime prevention. Read more…

Focus sessions 

Publicise your research or your work on urban security by proposing a zoom session to present an initiative, a project, a tool or a study relative to an innovative approach in the field of urban security. Read more

Partner & Sponsor

Make your organisation visible to an audience of professionals and representatives within an international context. Read more…


Promote your practices, technologies and services by having a stand. Read more…