Save the Date – Efus General Assembly 2021

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The General Assembly of Efus will take place in March 2021. A key moment in the association’s life, it is the occasion to collectivelly determine the yearly objectives for the network. This year, Efus has decided to open part of this gathering to the public in the form of online sessions, in order to foster the exchange of ideas and practicies between security actors. The sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • Monday 15 March, 16:30-18:00
    Efus statutory General Assembly meeting and elections (only for Efus members)

  • Tuesday 16 March, 16:30-18:00
    New Leipzig Charter: an opportunity for cities and regions to include urban security in sustainable development strategies

Organised in partnership with the German Forum for Urban Security (DEFUS)

> Dr. Oliver Weigel, Department for Urban Development, German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
> Monica Diniz, Lisbon Municipal Police, Head of Prevention, Security and International Relations
> Shams Asadi, City of Vienna, Human Rights Commissioner and Head of the Human Rights Office
> Maite Casado Cadarso, City of Barcelona, Head of Prevention and Security

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  • Wednesday 17 March, 10:30-12:00
    Parallel working sessions for the preparation of the international Security, Democracy and Cities conference (only for Efus members)

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  • Thursday 18 March, 10:00-11:30
    Cities and regional authorities: the cornerstone of the protection of the rule of law within the EU

> Commissioner Didier Reynders responsible for the portfolio Justice
> Sándor Rónai, Member of the European Parliament
> Benedek Jávor, City of Budapest, Head of the Representation of Budapest in Brussels
> Piotr Borawski, City of Gdansk, Deputy Mayor responsible for the security portfolio
> Willy Demeyer, Mayor of Liège, President of Efus


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  • Friday 19 March, 15:00-16:30
    The key role of local and regional authorities in EU security policy and related initiatives

> Andrea Volkmer, DG Home of the European Commission
> Gabriel Onaca, DG REGIO of the European Commission
> Kieran McCarthy, European Committee of the Regions, Rapporteur on the EU Urban Agenda

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(you can register for each session separately)
All of these online events linked to the General Assembly will be held simultaneously in English and French.

For any further information please contact:

> Anne Hamelin, Office Manager