The New Urban Agenda: sustainable urban development for safer cities

Paris, October 2016 – From 17 to 20 October 2016, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development (Habitat III), in Quito, Ecuador, will adopt the New Urban Agenda (NUA), which defines new guidelines for designing urban policies worldwide … More

“Working with Efus members will enable us to enhance security and sustainability” Interview with the Mayor of Riga, Nils Ušakovs

Why did you choose to join the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus)? Nils Ušakovs: The safety of the citizens and guests of Riga is one of the cornerstones of our sustainable development. The participation of Riga in Efus and … More

A new website for professionals involved in the integration of refugees in Germany

Hanover, Germany, August 2016 – According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than 65 million people, or one human being in 113, were displaced from their country in 2015. Conflicts, persecution or natural disasters are just … More

Field visits around Setubal’s programmes regarding senior citizens, urban planning and civil protection

Setubal, Portugal, June 2016 – On the occasion of the General Assembly held in Setubal (Portugal) on 27 and 28 June, the municipality organised a series of field visits to show participants some of the projects it has implemented concerning … More

Slovakia takes on the presidency of the EU at a time of unprecedented challenges

Paris, July 2016 – Slovakia (5.4 million inhabitants) took over from the Netherlands the rotating presidency of the European Union on 1st July at a time of unprecedented challenges following the ‘Brexit’ vote in Great Britain, which was to succeed … More