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_ EFUS // NEWSLETTER // FEBRUARY 2013
_ Agenda
25.03.13 to 26-03.13: Efus Executive Committee, Mannheim (Germany)
09.04.13 to 10.04.13: SURVEILLE - meeting of project partners, Florence (Italy)
22.04.13 to 23.04.13: 18th German Congress on Crime Prevention, Bielefeld (Germany)
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The role of cities in the prevention of reoffending
The prevention of reoffending is a major area of urban security, on which Efus has been working ever since its creation 25 years ago. On the occasion of the "Consensus conference on the prevention of reoffending" organised in February in Paris by the French Ministry of Justice, we present a roundup of Efus' most recent projects in this important field ...
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_ Ongoing projects
Continuation of the EUROsociAL programme in Central and Latin America
Efus continues its activities as part of the European EUROsociAL programme for social cohesion in Latin America. The objectives of the activities to be conducted in 2013 are to support public crime prevention policies, and strengthen coordination among the various institutions involved and among all prevention stakeholders ...
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“Young people and excessive consumption of alcohol in public spaces” – Final conference of the SDS Project, 13-14 June 2013, Nantes (France)
The city of Nantes (France), Vice President of Efus, will host the final conference of the European "Safer Drinking Scenes" project, on 13 and 14 June 2013. Led by the French Forum for Urban Security and Efus, this project addresses binge drinking among youths with an approach based on balancing public health and security. This European conference will take stock of the work carried since 2011 with partner cities and the Committee of Experts as part of the SDS project, which was co-funded by the European Commission ...
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A new project on local safety audits
A new project starts this year: centred on methodological tools that can be used to elaborate a local safety audit, AUDITS will have a duration of three years ...
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University of Warwick offers a free advisory service to Efus members as part of the SURVEILLE project
The SURVEILLE Advisory Service is an EC-funded, confidential service offered by experts in ethics and fundamental rights to those researching, developing, and working with security technologies. This service is part of the SURVEILLE research project in which Efus participates as a partner ...
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_ Network news
Efus' mandate in the European Commission Civil Society Forum on Drugs renewed for the period 2013-2014
Efus' mandate at the European Commission Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSF) has been renewed for the period 2013-2014. Meeting at least once a year, CSF members are specialised NGOs, users groups and other networks. Its mission is to give advice and suggest proposals to the EU on drugs policies ...
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_ National Forums news
The city of Charleroi elected Chair of the Belgian Forum for Prevention and Urban Safety
The city of Charleroi was unanimously elected Chair of the Belgian Forum for Prevention and Urban Security, for the period January 2013-June 2014. "This Presidency will strengthen the links between Walloon, Flemish and Brussels-area cities so that we can all learn from positive local experiences," said Charleroi's Mayor, Paul Magnette ...
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_ Social Life
Efus' Executive Committee meeting, 25 and 26 March, Mannheim
Efus' Executive Committee will meet on 25 and 26 March in Mannheim (Germany). On the agenda, a balance of the year 2012, with a focus on the international Conference, and prospects for the medium term. Participants will also debate about immigration issues, and a presentation will be made on this topic by the city of Mannheim and the State of Bäden-Wurttemberg ...
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_ 2012 Conference
The video is online!
Discover or relive moments of Efus' international conference "Security, Democracy and Cities: The Future of Prevention", held on 12, 13 and 14 December 2012 in Aubervilliers and Saint-Denis (France) ...
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_ Practice of the month
The police and social diversity, Fuenlabrada, Spain
The municipality of Fuenlabrada, situated in the suburb of Madrid (Spain), put in place in 2007 a "social diversity management programme" for its local police. The objective is to guarantee a fair and equal treatment to all the inhabitants of this locality where 16% of the population (out of a total of 200,000) are immigrants ...



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