Council of Europe – Urban violence needs to be addressed respecting fundamental rights and involving local authorities

Lisbon, Portugal, 24 October 2014 – “It is essential to tackle the root causes of urban violence and not limit actions to the symptoms. In combating urban violence human rights should be protected.” In his message the Commissioner for Human … More

Efus’ recommendations on home security and urban policy submitted to the EU

Paris, October 2014 – The European Forum replied to two public consultations by the European Commission on the renewal of the internal security strategy and on the urban policy of the European Union. As it prepares the 2015-2020 programmes, the … More

1st International Conference on Circles Of Support and Accountability (COSA), 20-21 November 2014 – Barcelona

As part of the European project entitled Circles4EU (, CEP is co-organising an international conference which will be held in Barcelona (Spain) from 20th to 21st November 2014.  This conference takes place in the framework of the European project Circles4EU. The project aims to implement Circles of Support & … More

Entry into force of the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

Strasbourg, France, 1 August 2014 – With the entry into force of the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence of the Council of Europe, on 1 August 2014, the European Union takes a leading role to … More

Italy takes on EU presidency with a pledge to be closer to citizens and to foster economic growth

Paris, July 2014 – Following the European parliamentary elections of May 2014 and in view of the renewal of the European Commission at the end of the year, the Trio (Italy, Latvia and Luxembourg) that takes the presidency of the … More

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