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A dynamic and diversified network

We are very happy to welcome eight members which have joined our network since November 2015: Riga (Latvia), Igoumenitsa (Greece), Corfu (Greece), Leuven (Belgium), Freiburg (Germany), Ivry-sur-Seine (France), the Lombardy Region (Italy), and Cesenatico (Italy). Thanks to their diversity and … More

EUROsociAL: towards a regional policy model for the prevention of violence and crime in Latin America

Paris, March 2015 ­— As part of the activities it organises in Latin America in its capacity as executive partner in the European Union’s EUROsociAL programme, Efus and its partners the International Observatory on Juvenile Justice (IOJJ) and the consulting firm … More


1. General Information Amadora is a municipality situated northwest of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area. The population in 2011 was 175,136 in an area of 23.78 km². It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Portugal (7363 inhab/ km²). … More

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About Efus Founded in 1987 under the auspices of the Council of Europe, the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) is the only European network of local and regional authorities dedicated to urban security. Bringing together nearly 250 local and regional authorities in … More

EUROsociAL: exchange of experiences between Colombia and Guatemala on citizen safety and prevention of violence

Bogota and Medellin, Colombia – Executive partner in the EUROsociAL programme of cooperation between Europe and Latin America, Efus organised a study visit for mayors of half a dozen Guatemalan municipalities in two large Colombian cities, Bogota and Medellin, early … More

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