“Efus is adding value to the design of urban public policies” – Interview with Josep Lahosa

Josep Lahosa was Director of Barcelona’s prevention services from 1986 to 2017 and as such, one of the founders of both the European and the Spanish forums. He is Executive Director of the latter. Representing the city of Barcelona, you … More

Signing of a cooperation agreement between Efus and the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces

Madrid, Spain, December 2017 — The European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) and the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP according to the Spanish acronym), which gathers 90% of the country’s local authorities, formalised their mutual willingness for cooperation … More

“Our exchanges within Efus will enable us to improve the quality of service to citizens” Interview with José Chulvi Español, Mayor of Xàbia, new member of Efus

Why did you choose to become a member of the European Forum for Urban Security? It seemed clear to us that it was an excellent opportunity to gain new experience and knowledge. In a context of globalisation, we must be … More

Prevention of violent radicalisation in Spain: a new working group set up in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

More than 50 local stakeholders gathered to discuss the upcoming action plan for the prevention of violent radicalisation in the city of L’Hospitalet, in Catalonia, as part of the LIAISE 2 project. L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain, February 2017 – “The … More

“Security is a fundamental part of our tourism offer”, José Martínez Espasa, Chief of the Local Police of Dénia, Spain

Located in the province of Alicante, on the Spanish Costa Blanca, Dénia is a tourism hotspot. The Chief of the Local Police explains how the work led by Efus on security and tourism, in particular the publication Security and Tourism: … More

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