Do-it-yourself policing: challenges and opportunities for public security

Berlin, Germany, January 2017 – What are the potential and challenges of social media use by citizens when it is closely related to or overlaps in part with police work? How can crime prevention benefit from do-it-yourself (DIY) policing? How … More

Local authorities discuss the opportunities and threats of social media in local security policies

Paris, October 2016 – How do local authorities use social media to strengthen their local security policy? What are the opportunities and dangers of social media? How to preserve fundamental freedoms and promote citizen participation? These are some of the … More


Efus is a partner of the SIM4SECURITY project. Developed in partnership with IPRI (Portuguese Institute for International Relations), and NOVA IMS (NOVA Information Management School), both from the New University of Lisbon, this scientific project aims to build a technological … More

Workshop on social media and public security, 4 October, Paris

Paris, September 2016 – Efus is organising for its members a participatory workshop on the use of social media for public security, as part of the European Medi@4Sec project in which it is a partner. The Medi@4Sec partners will present … More

MEDI@4SEC – The emerging role of new social media in enhancing public security

Social media is omnipresent and has become a powerful mechanism driving social, economic and organisational change. New and emerging forms of social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and other platforms) are open, distributed, digital communication platforms that enable people and social networks … More

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