Security, Democracy and Cities:
Co-producing Urban Security Policies
What is the Manifesto?
The Manifesto: Security, Democracy and Cities: Co-producing Urban Security Policies (DE-EN-ES-FR-IT-PT) is a political platform on urban security which brings together all the values and principles that form the foundations of Efus’ and its members’ actions. It forms a future plan of action for local authorities that can be followed during the years to come.
It was adopted on 17 november 2017 during the closing session of the international Security, Democracy and Cities conference: Co-producing Urban Security Policies, organised by the Efus, the City of Barcelona and the Government of Catalonia on 15, 16 and 17 November 2017.
It constitutes a continuation of the principles and recommendations of the Manifestos Security, Democracy and Cities: the future of prevention Aubervilliers and Saint-Denis 2012, Security, Democracy and Cities Saragossa 2006, Security, Democracy and Cities Naples 2000.
What does it say?
The Manifesto expresses the common principles and values that underpin the European Forum for Urban Security. It contains over 60 practical recommendations and commitments.
The need for co-production to improve the inclusiveness of policies
The necessary alliance between security and human rights
How was it written?
The Manifesto Security, Democracy and Cities: Co-producing Urban Security Policies, is the product of a collective writing process, based on many years of work by Efus, its members – local and regional authorities – and the whole of its ecosystem (universities, European and international organisations, specialised networks) as well as concrete recommendations from the thematic workshops of Efus’ latest international conference held in Barcelona.
For more information on how the Manifesto was produced, please watch our informative animated video:
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