Tools and methods

Resolution of the Executive Committee on technologies and urban security

Paris, 24 June 2015 – At the end of the 40-month participation in the European research project on ethical issues, legal limitations, and efficiency of surveillance “SURVEILLE”, and building upon • the Efus Charter for a democratic use of video … More

What if mayors ruled the world? Publication of the French version of Benjamin Barber’s book

Paris, June 2015 – While Efus has been striving for years to make the voice of cities heard and to strengthen their capacity for action in response to the great number of issues they are directly confronted with, the idea … More

State of the Union conference 2015: The role of local and regional authorities in the European discussion on security and freedom

The European Forum provided a local and regional authority’s perspective to the discussion on security and freedom that took place at this year’s State of the Union conference 6-9 May 2015 in Florence. Florence, Italy, May 2015 – A number … More

State of the Union conference 2015: Shift EU resources to a common urban policy in which mayors could play an important role.

Florence, Italy, May 2015 – The European Forum participated in the fifth annual “State of the Union” high-level conference on the future of Europe organised by the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (Italy), on 6-9 May. Once again, the … More

Technology, Security and Freedom in an Urban Context

Paris, April 2015 – The Snowden revelations and the terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen earlier this year have once again fuelled public debate in Europe about the balance between security and freedom. The European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) … More