Partnership on the security of public spaces of the Urban Agenda for the EU – The newly adopted Action Plan details six concrete actions to improve urban security with a holistic and local approach

The Partnership on the Security of public spaces of the Urban Agenda for the European Union, which was set up in 2019 with the aim of strengthening the role of local and regional authorities in European urban security policies and … More

Start of the Efus-led Secu4All European project on the protection of public spaces

Paris, France, December 2020 – Efus launched in December the Secu4All European project, which seeks to strengthen the capabilities of local and regional authorities in ensuring the security of public spaces and the protection of soft targets (i.e. sport venues, … More

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 were designed by the BRIDGE (Building resilience to reduce polarisation and growing extremism) project, which it leads, during an online meeting of central … More

Efus’ working group on organised crime discusses how to locally counter the effects of ever-expanding criminal networks

Paris, France, October 2020 – One of the unforeseen consequences of the Covid-19 crisis is that organised crime has extended its grip on areas where it was already rife and adapted to the situation by diversifying its operations. Indeed, a … More