Choosing an expert as part of the European project “BeSecure-FeelSecure”

– Call for applications “Design of students’ awareness actions on bullying and cyber-threats” –

The BeSecure-FeelSecure (BSFS) project is a new type of project as it was selected in the framework of a specific “Call for Proposal” centred around the topic of ‘urban security and related innovative solutions’, under the Urban Innovative Actions (UIA). The BeSecure-FeelSecure project promotes a holistic approach towards urban security to tackle security related issues in Piraeus (GR). The project aims to develop tools and strategies that are to be used both in the physical and cyber space in order to reinforce urban security. As a partner, Efus is in charge of transferability, dissemination and the sharing of experience and expertise.

Efus contributes to BSFS by being the project’s main transferability channel. Based on its expertise and network of local and regional authorities Efus offers great dissemination potentials at the EU-level and thus plays the role of an impact multiplier. Hence, Efus will play a critical role in communicating the project’s results to urban security stakeholders across EU. Efus leads the activity on the “standardisation and best practices” of the project. This activity, comprises the replication potential and practices to be followed in order to achieve the BSFS’ transferability to different urban environments. As main output, a BSFS ‘Best practices and transferability implementation’’ tool will be produced under the form of an ‘Implementation Manual’ and ‘Implementation Webinars’.

> Who we are: 

Efus is the only European network dedicated to fostering discussion, cooperation and support among local and regional authorities in the field of crime prevention and urban security. Founded in 1987, it brings together nearly 250 cities and regions from fifteen countries. Recognised for its expertise by national and European institutions, Efus is a network that represents the diversity of territories and promotes the exchange of experience between local and regional authorities beyond political divisions, according to the principle of “cities help cities”. Regarding its objectives, Efus seeks to:

  • promote a balanced vision of urban security combining prevention, sanctions and social cohesion;
  • support local and regional authorities in the design, implementation and evaluation of their local security policy;
  • reinforce the role of local elected officials within national and European governance.

> Project Objectives:

The proposed ‘BSFS-solution’ consists of three interrelated elements:

  1. a governance innovation through the creation of a Local Council for Crime Prevention (LCCP)
  2. an ICT system for Collaborative Urban Risk Assessment (CURiM) for the collection and analysis of crime-related data
  3. a number of social interventions (e.g. trainings) and spatial measures (Prevention Through Spatial Design) to improve security.

> Activity in question:

Social Factor mobilisation in prevention programs, this activity is one of the most crucial for the outcomes of BSFS project, as it is linked with the social actions of the Local Council for Crime Prevention and the operation of the Victims Support Unit. In the frame of this activity the key urban authority stakeholders of LCCP will perform the following actions:

  1. Students awareness on bullying and cyber-threats
  2. Market protection training to local shop owners
  3. Sport event with mobile threat reporting simulation game

Efus and the selected expert will be particularly associated to point 1.

> Subject-matter of the contract

The terms of collaboration between Efus and the expert chosen as part of the project “BeSecure-FeelSecure” will be as follows. The expert will:

  1. Carry out a research on:
    a) awareness raising actions and practices related to the preventing and tackling bullying and cyber threats that concern children and youngsters;
    b) practices related to support victims of cyber bullying;
    c) practices developed for actors at the local level concerning the above mentioned topic.
  2. Produce:
    a) comprehensive report on the above mentioned actions and best practices,
    b) as well as a scientific article on these best practices, and
    c) dedicated Practice Sheets to document the identified practices in the different – prior selected – European Member States.

> Profile of the expert

  • The expert must demonstrate extensive knowledge of existing EU-level good practices – developed for actors at the local level, in different Member States – related to: awareness raising on bullying and cyber-threats targeting students and, cyber bullying victim support;
  • The expert must demonstrate a strong interest in the European dimension, as well as a strong ability to adapt to information being exchanged in a transnational context;
  • The expert should possess strong analytical and writing skills;
  • The working languages of the project is English. Therefore, the expert’s work shall be carried out in English.

> Funding and duration


A contract (terms of reference) will be drawn up by Efus, the starting date of which will be set when the two parties sign it and it will be valid until 31/12/2020
The project’s funding covers:

  • A salary based on a daily rate for carrying out the activities stipulated in the contract. The salary will vary according to the experience of the expert and the EU rules. It is estimated that the contract will be completed in between 10 and and 15 days. The overall expertise budget is 4000 EUR.
  • One payment will be made on receipt of the invoice issued by the expert and sent to Efus, at the end of the project. Theinvoice, the other at the end of the project and after completion of all tasks agreed upon in the contract (31/12/2020).

> Selection Procedure:

Efus invites those interested by this call to send their application by email to Eszter Karacsony, Programme manager:

  • A detailed CV including recent publications;
  • A cover letter summarizing why you want to be part of this project

> Schedule:


  • Deadline for submission of applications: 16 July 2020
  • Estimated date for choosing the expert: 21 July 2020
  • Date for the first preliminary telco : 27 July 2020
  • Deadline for deliverables – 14 September 2020

> Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For further information concerning the call for applications, contact Efus on +33 (0)1 40 64 49 00 or