Police-Population Relations: Challenges, Local Practices and Recommendations – EU conference, 16-17 November 2015, Brussels

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The police are a key actor in the crime prevention chain. A good relationship between police officers and citizens is key in providing efficient and sound policing, which in turn contributes to the population’s feeling of security. However, relations are reportedly conflictive in some European countries and cities.

What is the local impact of such poor relations? What means can local authorities use to improve them? What are the existing practices? These questions will be debated during the conference among local elected representatives, national policymakers, police officers, researchers and voluntary sector representatives.

Organised by the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) jointly with the city of Brussels and the Brussels Capital-Ixelles Police Zone, this conference is part of the European project IMPPULSE (IMproving Police-Population Understanding for Local SEcurity), which was cofunded by the European Commission.

Read the interview with Yvan Mayeur, Mayor of Brussels, about police-population relations.






Notice to the Efus EC members

Please not that an EC meeting will be held on Tuesday, 17 November from 11:30 to 17:00.
You will find more details about the meeting on Efus Network.


Practical Information

Simultaneous interpretation in English and French.
Participation in the conference and visits is free of charge but registration is mandatory.

City Hall
Grand place
1000 Brussels

Efus members can take advantage of special prices in Brussels at the Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre. More information on Efus Network.

Carla Napolano – napolano@efus.eu
Véronique Ketelaer – ketelaer@efus.eu


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