UPDATE – The next “Security, Democracy and Cities” conference will be held in Nice in the spring of 2021

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Paris, France, June 2020 Due to the evolution of the sanitary crisis and in a context where the ability to travel is still uncertain, we have decided to postpone our international “Security, Democracy & Cities” conference, initially supposed to take place on November 25, 26 and 27 this year. In order to welcome you in the best conditions, ensure a full European participation and to guarantee the international dimension of this gathering, we invite you to join us in spring 2021. The exact dates will be communicated shortly.

>> A major conference on urban security

Interdisciplinary and dedicated to the exchange of practices, experience and knowledge on urban security and crime prevention in Europe and in the world, the “Security, Democracy and Cities” conference concerns all urban security stakeholders: elected officials, local and regional authority executives, magistrates, security professionals, social workers, researchers, and civil society actors. 

The last “Security, Democracy and Cities” international conference was hosted in November 2017 by the city of Barcelona and the region of Catalonia (ES). It gathered some 800 participants representing 130 local and regional authorities from 47 countries of the five continents. The rich programme included four plenary sessions, 16 workshops, 17 field visits and 30 ‘zoom’ thematic sessions.

>> Nice, a city engaged in security and crime prevention

The city of Nice is very active with regard to security and crime prevention.

It is leading the PACTESUR European project in which Efus is a partner and which seeks to build the capacities of cities and local actors in the field of the security of public spaces vulnerable to terrorist and other threats. 

Nice also coordinates with Efus and the city of Madrid (ES) the Partnership on the security of public spaces of the Urban Agenda for the European Union. This partnership gathers local authorities, Member States and European institutions working together to strengthen the role of cities in European security policies, to increase the sharing of knowledge and good practices, and to advocate at European level legislative reform and new funding frameworks.

I am pleased that Nice was selected to host Efus’ major international conference on urban security in the Autumn of 2020, and that it was elected member of the Executive Committee of this network that gathers 250 cities and regions from 16 countries. It is a recognition of our efforts and leadership at European level on issues of security and resilience,” said Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice.

See the video of the 2017 conference
> Visit the 2020 Conference website 
> More information about the manifesto