Speech of EFUS President and Mayor of Brussles Freddy Thiemelans at the opening of the , Stuttgart, 17th May 2004 Mr President of the Congress, Mr Mayor, Mr President, Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all I would like to thank … More

Urban Safety conference, Budapest, April 29-30 2008

Cities are living organisms which have their own independent soul. The world is getting more and more urbanized. There are no traditional cities any more, only the memory lives in our minds. We are constantly searching for peace and solace, … More

100 Cities for Security

With the success of the “100 cities for Security” Initiative, held in October 2007, the Italian Forum for Urban Safety (FISU) is expecting to hold a second version in June/July 2008, which this time will be open not only to … More

Overview of Urban Policy in Germany

In the framework of the European Urban Knowledge Network, the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning provides an introduction into the functionings of German urban policy. The article includes a good overview of the role of cities and local authorities in Germany, … More

Overview of the Judicial System, 2002

HOW THE COURT SYSTEM IS ORGANISED IN GERMANY Presented by Dr. Robert Schelp1 A) Legal systems (Gerichtsaufbau) I. The five orders of jurisdiction (Die fünf Gerichtszweige) – Ordinary, or Common Law Jurisdiction (Die ordentliche Gerichtsbarkeit) – Administrative Jurisdiction (Die Verwaltungsgerichtsbarkeit) … More