‘SecuCity Jobs’ Projects, 1997-2000


SecuCity Jobs -Projects, 1997-2000

Between 1997 and 2000, Efus worked on several projects aimed at improving training for the emerging professions of urban safety professions (excluding professions centred on repression). Efus carried out three projects:

The ‘European dimension SecuCity Manager’, in the framework of the European Leonardo Da Vinci programme, which aimed at setting a European university training for those who are responsible for urban safety, known as SecuCity Managers. The objective was to establish a common expertise for all actors and to work towards a common certification recognised by the member states.

City partners: Antwerp (Belgium), Barcelona (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Trento (Italy), Parma, Bologna, Region of Emilia-Romagna. Associated partner: University of the West of England (Bristol).

The programme was concluded with the seminar ‘’The grand workshop of Secucities Managers’’ that took place from the 22nd to 24th May 2000 in Paris.

The ‘SecuCity Manager project’, in the framework of the Community Initiative Programme (PIC) ADAPT, which aimed at reinforcing the managerial competences of urban safety related agents (in particular, setting up a partnership, organising democratic debates, and having a better organisation in general) and at encouraging cities to include the function of a SecuCity Manager in their planning charts.

The ‘SecuCity Insertion program’, in the framework of the Community Initiative Programme (PIC) EMPLOI, which dealt with training in emerging urban security professions, respecting the principle of equal opportunities (men/women).

The projects were built around national and trans-national partnerships, comprising the member cities of the network and also a certain number of training organisations and associations.

The overall conclusions of the SecuCity Jobs –Projects are included in the publication: EFUS, Profession Secucities Manager, 2000