1st July 2013: Lithuania assumes the Presidency of the European Union

Credibility, growth and transparency: these are the objectives of the Lithuanian Presidency of the European Council. This small country (3.5 million inhabitants) located in northern Europe takes the Presidency of the EU Council for the first time since it joined, in … More

1st July 2013 – Accession of Croatia to the European Union

On 1st July, Croatia, a country with a population of 4.5 million, became the 28th member State of the European Union. Croatia applied for EU membership in 2003. The entry negotiations were underway by 2005, and after the Treaty of … More

‘Living in a Safe City’, three-day event in Milan on safety in the urban environment

From 24th to 26th June 2013, the event ‘Living in a Safe City’ will be taking place in Milan. During the three days speakers will discuss safety in the urban environment through a series of seminars, debates, site visits and … More

Conference in New Caledonia on the future of the prevention of delinquency

From 5th-7th June, a regional conference will be taking place in New Caledonia tackling the question ‘What shared future for the prevention of delinquency?’ Following on from the Efus Conference ‘Security, Democracy and Cities: The Future of Prevention’ which took … More

“We are committed to building an inclusive and tolerant society” – An interview with Mayor of Setúbal, Maria Das Dores Meira

The Mayor of the Portuguese city of Setúbal talks to Efus about the actions undertaken by her municipality to foster integration of migrant communities What are the characteristics of immigration in Setúbal? Maria Das Dores Meira: During the last few … More