Paris, France, February 2019 – The 2019 General Assembly meeting, originally scheduled for April, has been postponed to 25 and 26 June and will be held as planned in Augsburg, Germany. On this occasion, Efus, the German forum (DEFUS) and the City of Augsburg will organise a European colloquium on “The local dimension of European urban security policies: cities and regions for security and democracy”.
> The role of local authorities in defining European security policies
This event, held one month after the European parliament elections, will gather representatives of Efus member cities as well as magistrates, security professionals, delegates from European institutions, newly elected MEPs, and representatives of civil society.
It will be open to the public and will include discussions on the role of European cities and regions in designing and implementing European security policies.
There will be three sessions on the following topics:
- the EU and municipalities – towards the co-production of urban security;
- polarisation, radicalisation and extremism – prevention and resilience;
- fair and secure public spaces – improving public security for all.
All the sessions will be interactive in order to facilitate exchanges between the speakers and the audience.
> General Assembly meeting: field visits, working groups and review of the activities
Efus’ General Assembly meeting (members only) will review the activities of the previous year and prospects for the current year, prior to electing the Executive Committee.
The host city of Augsburg will organise three field visits on the following topics:
- the management of urban conflicts linked to drug and addictions (BeTreff centre and Helmut-Haller Platz)
- the prevention of radicalisation and resilience (HEROES Augsburg)
- security at Augsburg’s WWK Arena football stadium.
Furthermore, on the occasion of the AGM, Efus will organise meetings of three of its working groups: “Just and Safer Cities for All” (on the prevention of discriminatory violence), “Security & Innovation” (on technologies and security), and “Security in Public Spaces”.
We hope many of you will join us for this important event in the life of our association.