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The embassy of Canada in France and Efus co-organised a public meeting on the first survey ever conducted in Canada on security in public and private spaces and gender violence, which gathered about 30 representatives of associations, international cooperation organisations, local authorities and research bodies on 24 February at the embassy of Canada in Paris.


The Efus-led PREPARE project, which concluded in December 2019, had the overall objective to help prevent radicalisation through disengagement and rehabilitation programmes in release and probation, mainly by encouraging local authorities to build or reinforce local, multi-agency partnerships involving all relevant stakeholders. Visit our webpage for a round-up on all the activities carried out by this project: state of the art articles, local activities, the guidebook…


A group of 10 young residents of Valenciennes Métropole (FR) took part in a two-day training session on alternative discourse as part of the LOUD (Local Young Leaders for Inclusion) project, on 24-25 February in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat (ES).
The partners in the Efus-led MATCH-SPORT European project (Make Amateur Sport Tolerant by Eliminating Racism and Discrimination) took part in their third coordination meeting on communications and the upcoming pilot projects, on 27-28 February in Liège (BE).


The partners of the PACTESUR project on the protection of public spaces against terrorist threats, which is led by the French city of Nice, as well as the associate experts, took part in the project's second yearly meeting in Edinburgh (GB), on 20-21 February. The meeting was focused on transnational threats such as terrorism, organised crime and cyber-crime.


The partners in the TO-Nite European project led by the city of Turin (IT) on improving the city's quality of life and access to urban spaces, in particular at night, took part in the project's kick-off meeting, on 14 February. One of the main takeaways is a common desire to involve local residents, notably through street art performances and concerts. The project will also seek to associate civil society organisations.


Efus meets with the European Commission to discuss the importance of social cohesion in urban security policies
Efus took part in a meeting with Carole Mancel-Blanchard, member of the cabinet of the European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira, to present its expertise on EU-level consultations related to urban security. Participants highlighted the need to share the good practices that will result from two current Urban Innovative Actions projects (BeSecure-FeelSecure in Piraeus and TO-nite in Turin) and to discuss the link between social cohesion and urban security. In addition, the meeting was an opportunity to reaffirm Efus’ objectives of promoting the role of local and regional authorities through the Partnership on the security of public spaces of the Urban Agenda for the European Union, which is coordinated by Efus and the cities of Nice and Madrid.



  • Experts panel 2: Radicalisation through language, tackling polarisation and hate speech - Session in English
7 April, 11am - Toolbox presentation 3

  • Newscraft, a serious game - Presentation in French
7 April, 12pm - Toolbox presentation 4

  • Digital Me - Presentation in French

15 April, 10am - Webinar 3
  • Presentation of the PRACTICIES Policy Paper
  • Experts panel 3: Radicalisation prevention policies and strategies at the local, national and European levels
  • EU new funding programming: Towards renewed cooperation
  • PRACTICIES Final Conference closing remarks
    Session in English
22 April, 11am - Webinar 2
  • Maria Lozano, expert on preventing and combating violent radicalisation, member of the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) Steering Committee
    How to design an alternative narrative campaign?
    > How to create messages that offer a positive alternative to discriminatory speeches?




New information technologies enable law enforcement agencies to gather huge quantities of data from multiple sources. However, more public and political debates should be held on the use of such data, in particular for predictive policing. This fact sheet was prepared by the Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) project.


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03/04/2020, PRACTICIES, Webinar 2 - Information

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15/04/2020, PRACTICIES, Webinar 3 - Information

22/04/2020, LOUD, Webinar 2 - Information


25-26-27/11/2020, Security, Democracy and Cities Conference, Nice, France - Information