Citizen Participation

The city of Matosinhos, Portugal, creates citizens councils

Matosinhos, Portugal, February 2014 – The municipal council of the city of Matosinhos approved on 24 January the creation of citizens councils. Based on existing citizens councils such as those in France, this unique initiative in Portugal is aimed at … More

New EU programmes for the period 2014-2020: Adoption of the the ”Justice Programme” and the ”Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme”

Paris, January 2014 – The European Parliament and the Council adopted in December 2013 the ”Justice Programme” and the ”Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme”. Both programmes, which are managed by the Directorate General Justice of the European Commission, will offer … More

Crime prevention: local elected officials call for the European Union to provide more support and to take greater consideration of the role of cities

Brussels, 10 December 2013 – The European debate “From cities to Europe”, organised by the European Forum for Urban Security on 10 December at the Committee of the Regions head office in Brussels, ended with a call for more support … More

“Democracy, prevention and participation: new strategies for urban security”, Reggio Emilia, 17-18 October 2013

Efus participated in Reggio Emilia (Italy) in a series of events organised in collaboration with the city council as part of the “Sharing the Manifesto” Initiative, on 17 and 18 October Reggio Emilia, Italy, 21 October 2013 – The city … More

Should crime prevention move to participatory mode? A debate on the Manifesto of Aubervilliers and Saint-Denis at the National Community Safety Network’s conference in London

London, 17 September 2013 – Efus organised a debate on the Manifesto of Aubervilliers and Saint-Denis at the annual conference of the National Community Safety Network (NCSN), held on 17 September on the campus of the University of Middlesex in … More

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