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

The challenges faced by Greek cities and their citizens in the midst of the economic and refugee crises

Athens, Greece, May 2016 – In the last six years, Greece has been hit by unprecedented economic decline, caused in part by the intensity and duration of the recent global economic depression. Salaries have decreased considerably, unemployment is rising fast … More

“An opportunity to exchange and learn from other European local authorities” Ioannis Lolos, Mayor of Igoumenitsa

The Mayor of Igoumenitsa, a port-city of 25,000 situated on the northwestern coast of Greece, explains why the city recently joined Efus. Why did you decide to join the European Forum for Urban Security? Ioannis Lolos: Efus works on all … More

“Security on our territory is a global issue that requires to have a dialogue on all the policies” Carla Tavares, Mayor of Amadora (PT)

An interview with Carla Tavares, Mayor of Amadora, a Greater Lisbon municipality that recently joined Efus. Why did you decide to become member of the European Forum for Urban Security? The security of all the citizens who live and work … More

EUROsociAL programme (2011-2015): four years dedicated to developing violence prevention policies in Latin America

Paris, February 2016 – The European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) took part during four years (2011-2015) in the European programme EUROsociAL as executive partner of the “citizen security” axis in Costa Rica, Salvador, Guatemala and Panama. Apart from the … More