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The Solidify project's final conference will be held on 5 and 6 December in Lisbon (PT). It will gather elected officials, security and health practitioners, representatives of national and international organisations and of NGOs and civil society who will exchange on local policies against drugs, the specific role of Supervised Drug Consumption Facilities (SDCFs) in this respect and the political challenges they pose.

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Through the ALARM project on cross border cooperation on daily civil protection between France and Belgium, Efus is organising seminars to raise awareness among local elected officials on their responsibilities regarding the planning of local emergencies, in particular through the implementation of Communal Safeguard Plans (in France) and Plans for the Governance of Emergency and Intervention (in Belgium). Take part in the next seminar, on 27 November in Courtrai (BE). (...)


Why should we innovate in urban security? What is innovation and how does Efus view it? How can we support it? These are the topics that are being covered in Efus’ working group on Innovation & Security, which was established in the wake of the Medi@4sec project. Paul Ekblom, visiting professor at the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science, University College London, has written a concept note on this theme. (...)



The University of Salford, leader of the Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) project on the reduction of the impact of petty crime on citizens, in which Efus is a partner, organised in Manchester three DesignLab sessions – a process used in product design – with the objective of providing solutions to the project’s partner Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), including local authorities, in order to prevent, investigate and mitigate this type of crime. (...)



As a partner in the PRoTECT European project on “public resilience using technology to counter terrorism,” Efus took part in the Mediterranean Security Event (MES) 2019 organised by the Centre for Security Studies (KEMEA) of the Greek Ministry of Citizen Protection, which gathered some 300 attendees from across Europe near Heraklion, in Crete (Greece). MES is one of the largest conferences on R&D and security in Europe. (...)


The partners of the BeSecure-FeelSecure (BSFS) European project, which “aims to reinforce urban security and promote positive perception of urban safety by providing strategies and tools to link the main urban security stakeholders and facilitate their collaboration,” and is led by the Greek municipality of Piraeus, took part in the project's kick off meeting. BSFS will last until August 2022. (...)




The partners of the Efus-led LOUD (Young Local Leaders for Inclusion) project held their second coordination meeting in Augsburg (DE) as the project enters its second phase of designing alternative narratives and messages to intolerance and extremism. (...)

>>> LOUD is currently looking for experts who will support the youngsters in designing and realising their communication campaign (see the call for applications here). 



Efus took part in the sixth “international conference on crime observation and analysis” that gathered in Brussels some 150 crime analysis specialists, public and private decision-makers, practitioners, law enforcement agency representatives, and NGOs from Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, India and Mexico. (...)



What does community policing actually mean? When was this policing model first conceived? How do European countries apply it in their efforts to curb and prevent crime?



The European Forum for Urban Security has received for the second time the IDEAS label, which certifies the quality of its governance, financial management and activity monitoring.




• 26-27/11/2019

PREPAREfinal dissemination event, Berlin, Germany -  Information

• 12-13/12/2019

PACTESUR, Workshop on local governance, Nice, France - Information

• 5-6/12/2019

SOLIDFY, final conference, Lisbon, Portugal - Information

• 10/12/2019

Meeting of the working group on the local roots and impact of organised crime, Brussels, Belgium