Crime alerting applications – Can a better understanding of crime lead to better victim support by local security actors?

Paris, France, November 2020 – Can crime alerting applications improve victim support? Can they provide reliable information on the dark number of crime and on feelings of insecurity? What are their legal, ethical and social implications? These were the main … More

PACTESUR – Interview with security specialist Susanne Skov Diemer

Susanne Skov Diemer is a consultant, risk mitigation and security specialist with 25 years of experience in the field. Since 2019, she is a member of the PACTESUR Expert Advisory Committee. Her new book explores how citizens can be better … More

Measuring local levels of polarisation: exchanges between the BRIDGE and CHAMPIONs European projects

Paris, France, November 2020 – Efus presented the indicators and tools on local phenomena of polarisation that was designed by the BRIDGE (Building resilience to reduce polarisation and growing extremism) project, which it leads, during an online meeting of central … More

“Diversity is a force for positive change” – Interview with Mohamed Ridouani, Mayor of Leuven

With a population of about 100,000 Leuven is the capital of the Flemish-Brabant province of Belgium. A diverse city where 31.5% of the inhabitants are of foreign origin, Leuven has also been named European Capital of Innovation 2020 by the … More

The Covid crisis has highlighted the critical role of cities in ensuring citizens’ safety and welfare

Paris, France, October 2020 – Efus and representatives of the cities of Nice (France) and Madrid (Spain), the three co-leaders of the Partnership on Security in Public Spaces of the Urban Agenda for the EU, as well as the Eurocities … More

Efus joins the Peace in Our Cities global initiative to reduce urban violence by half in the coming decade

Paris, France, November 2020 – Efus has become a partner association of the Peace in Our Cities (PiOC) global initiative launched in September 2019 with the objective of reducing worldwide urban violence by half within the coming decade. Efus will … More