The team

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Elizabeth JOHNSTONExecutive Director
Elizabeth Johnston is responsible for the strategy and development of Efus, in liaison with the Executive Committee, as well as overall  management. She is also Executive Director of the French Forum for Urban Security since February 2016. In addition, she is a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Parliament of Mayors and an official associate of the University of Liege (Belgium). Prior to this, and after beginning her career at a French local authority, Elizabeth Johnston served as Programme Director at the French-American Foundation, and as Violence Prevention Expert at the World Bank, in Washington. She holds degrees in Law from Assas University (France), in Political Science from Yale University (United-States) and in Public Policy from Marne-La-Vallée University (France).

Carla NAPOLANODeputy Director of EU Programmes and Network Life
Holding a degree in Urban and Spatial Planning from the University of Venice, Carla Napolano is in charge, among others, of the European projects “Audits” (methodological tools for the definition of local security policies). She is also in charge of Efus relations with a number of countries such as Italy, Luxembourg, Romania, and Spain. Over the past few years, Carla led the European projects “GOAL” (prevention of violence in sport), “Innovative Strategies in the Prevention of Reoffending”, and “Democracy, Cities and Drugs”. 

BRITO Elisabete
Elisabete BRITOOffice manager
Elisabete Brito has joined the Forum in June 2018 with an educational background on translation, over more than 15 years of management of SME in different European countries, legal secretary translator and interpreter in an English-speaking law office in Portugal, and after beeing English / Portuguese translator in the European Parliament in Luxemburg. Being executive assistant in the international bilingual school of Paris is also part of the missions she fulfilled during her vast professional experience.


Pilar DE LA TORREProgramme Manager
Pilar De La Torre joined the Forum in 2014 as a Programme Manager. She works on the theme of discrimination and bias-motivated violence, as well as the use of social media in urban security. Pilar is the referent for all Efus relations outside of Europe. She follows the training programme offered by Efus and holds a master’s degree in Population and Development Expertise from Paris Descartes University. She also completed a one-year master’s course in Latin American Studies at the University of Sorbonne-Nouvelle III (Paris) as part of their Political Sciences programme, and holds a degree in Economics from the Externado University of Bogotá (Colombia). 

Myassa DJEBARA Programme Manager
Myassa Djebara joined the Forum as Programme Manager in March 2017. She is in charge of the thematic of Safe and smart cities, and also follows the topics of Counter-narratives and countering discriminatory violence. She holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the Paris Institute of Political studies (Sciences Po) as well as a Bachelor degree in Law from the University of Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne. She previously worked at the French Senate, in a strategy consulting firm, and contributed to setting up an association focused on urban cultures, “Noise, la ville” (“Noise, the city”), in 2011.

Martí NAVARROProgramme Manager
Joining the European Forum for Urban Security as Program Manager in March 2018, Martí Navarro is responsible for monitoring the Forum’s activities around the themes of Risk Management and Nightlife. He holds a Master 2 in Political Sciences, specializing in Public Safety Policies of the Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin (UVSQ). He has also obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) with a major in Security and Prevention.

Moritz KONRADIProgramme Manager
Moritz Konradi holds a “Diplom” (MA equivalent) in political science from the Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin) and an MA in Criminology and Police Science from the University of the Ruhr in Bochum (Ruhr Universität Bochum). For Efus, he follows developments on the topic of discrimination and bias-motivated violence as well as radicalisation and prevention of violent extremism. Prior to joining Efus in November 2016, Moritz was programme manager at a Berlin-based NGO specialised in victim support and crime prevention. He was also assistant lecturer on hate crime at the Berlin police school.

Emilie PETITProgramme Manager
Holding a degree in political science with two majors in sociology of crime and in local security policies, Émilie Petit joined the French Forum for Urban Security (FFSU) in 2012 and has been working also for Efus since 2015. She follows both at a European and French level the topics of the prevention of violent radicalisation, in particular through the coordination of the European LIAISE 2 project, and of reoffending. In addition, she contributes with the FFSU to supporting French cities in the design and implementation of their local security policies.

FB-HD1-265x300Farid BOUNOUARProgramme Manager
A graduate in law and political science, Farid Bounouar helps communities with the development of their radicalisation prevention strategies. He is also developing a new service dedicated to the recruitment of their employees in the field of security. Farid also serves as an adviser at a Juvenile Court and is a lecturer in law at Sorbonne-Nouvelle University. Previously he worked for various local authorities, for example as city-justice correspondent in Saint-Denis (93), then as director of prevention, security and citizenship in Clamart (92) and Sarcelles (95).

Yves VAN DE VLOETAssociate Expert
Yves Van de Vloet is associate expert to the European Forum for Urban Security. Specialised in border security, he notably works on the ALARM project, which seeks to develop transborder operational cooperation between civil security stakeholders in France and Belgium on a wide spectrum of risks. He was previously Deputy Chief of Staff of the Governor of the Hainaut province and of the President-Minister of the Brussels-Capital-Ixelles Region, and Director of the Department for Crime Prevention at the Belgian Ministry of the Interior. He also has been a teacher at the University of Liege and various police schools and training academies.

Eloïse SchollaertCommunications Manager
Eloïse Schollaert is responsible for developing and implementing the communication strategy of Efus. She also supervises the communication of some of the projects led by Efus.  Eloïse holds a Master’s Degree in Communications from the Institute of Political Sciences of Paris (Sciences Po). Previously, she worked as a junior consultant in a communications agency and as a communication officer in various places of the public sector among which were the French National Assembly and a higher education establishment called ENS Paris-Saclay.

Julie ANTONINIDigital Communications Assistant
Julie Antonini is in charge of digital communication at Efus. She primarily looks after the organisation’s website and manages social media channels. Graduated from the School of Images Gobelins (Paris, France) in Project Management in Communication and Graphics Industry, she previously worked in the private sector and also for the Île-de-France Region. Before joining the EFUS team in February 2018, she worked as a volunteer video reporter and editor for a french association in Paris.

Alexandra RUIZAdministrative and Financial Manager
Alexandra Ruiz joined the Forum in January 2018 as Administrative and Financial Manager. Achieving a degree in Applied Languages in International Business from ISIT, a DESS CAAE at IAE Paris and an  International MBA at NEOMA Business School, she has already worked in the private sector for 15 years both in France and abroad (Brazil, Mexico and the United States) as Head of Management Control and Administrative and Financial Manager.

Eric LOUSTAUNEAUAccounting Assistant
Eric Loustauneau is Accounting Assistant at Efus since 1998. He holds a
technical baccalauréat.



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