BRIDGE project: audits to identify polarisation at the local level

Barcelona, Spain, November 2019 – There are many different kinds of polarisation and, in cities, opinions can diverge on a whole range of issues: this is one of the main conclusions the partners of the Efus-led BRIDGE project, which seeks … More

Broad European partnership pushes to intensify measures against violent extremism

Madrid, Spain, 25-27 September 2019 – The Horizon 2020 PRACTICIES project (Partnership against violent radicalisation in cities) brought together 80 experts from across Europe for a two-day conference on local strategies to prevent violent extremism (PVE), on 25-27 September in … More

Cutting Crime Impact: reducing the impact of petty crime on local communities

Paris, France, October 2019 – What efficient tools are available to better prevent petty crime and its impact? The Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) European project, led by the University of Salford and in which Efus is a partner, seeks to … More

Polarisation – a complex challenge for local authorities

Paris, France, September 2019 – European societies are at risk of increasing polarisation: in the political systems of many countries, extremist and populist currents are gaining ground, reaching far into the political centre and occupying governmental functions. In public debate, … More

What is polarisation and how to respond at the local level?

The polarisation of society into antagonistic groups who refuse all those they consider as “other” is an increasingly pressing issue. This growing phenomenon, heightened by the rise of social media, poses a challenge to local authorities. Paris, June 2019 – … More

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