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European perspectives on preventing and mitigating polarisation and radicalisation leading to violent extremism

Final conference of the BRIDGE project

> 31 May, 10:45 CET

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Community policing, what learnings from the CCI project?

Working group on Security & Innovation

> 9 June, 14:00 CET

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Mitigating security gaps: How to support local and regional authorities in adopting a comprehensive methodology to identify vulnerabilities and evaluate solutions?

Final conference of the PRoTECT project

> 14, 15 & 16 June, 14:00 CET

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Web conference series on group violence among young people

In partnership with the French Forum for Urban Security

> 17 June & 7 July, 14:00 CET

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How can cities ensure a safe post-COVID recovery?

In partnership with the Nightlife Platform

> 23 June, 14:00 CET

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What EU funding opportunities for local and regional authorities?

Web conference

> 25 June, 10:00 CET

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Citizen Engagement in Emergency Planning

Webinar of the ALARM project

> 29 June, 9:30 CET

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On the front line of the health crisis, local and regional elected representatives have shown great capacity for mobilisation and solidarity, demonstrating once again that they represent the level of governance closest to citizens. It is now more necessary than ever to share our experiences and practices and to work together to develop recommendations for a common culture of security in Europe. We are pleased to invite you to Efus’ seventh international Security, Democracy and Cities conference, which will take place in Nice (France) on 20, 21 and 22 October 2021. Aimed at all urban security actors, it will focus on elaborating solutions to the challenges faced by European cities and regions, in addition to the national, European and international responses.

>>> Visit efusconference2021.eu now, registration will be open soon.

   
   

NETWORK LIFE

The city of Cornellà de Llobregat, situated near Barcelona in Catalonia (Spain), has recently joined Efus. We met with Mayor Antonio Balmón.
   
   
   

INTERNATIONAL

Efus participated in a ‘High Level Debate’ organised by the United Nations on 22 April on ‘urban safety, security and good governance: making crime prevention a priority for all’ together with UN-Habitat and UNODC, among other speakers.
   
   
   

DISCRIMINATORY VIOLENCE

SENTRY-SPORT, a new European project on the prevention of discrimination through sport led by the Italian Association for Sport for All (Unione Italiana Sport per Tutti, UISP) and in which Efus is a partner, was launched on 4 March.
   
   
   

RADICALISATION & POLARISATION

Efus took part in a European conference on the role of cities in preventing polarisation and violent radicalisation organised jointly by six projects funded by the European Commission’s Internal Security Fund programme, including BRIDGE, on 26-29 April.
   
   

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

Efus’ working group on Security and Innovation organised a web conference on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that gathered representatives from various European municipalities, partners of the Cutting Crime Impact project, academics and researchers, on 5 May.
   
   
   

THE CITY AT NIGHT

The SHINE project (Sexual Harassment in Nightlife Entertainment Spots: Control and Prevention), in which Efus is a partner, has just produced two reports on sexual harassment in nightlife venues in respectively Slovenia and Lithuania, thus completing one of the key phases of this two-year project (2020-2022).
   
Efus organised a workshop on the ToNite project for local and regional authorities and other actors who are interested in replicating the approach, methods and tools developed by the project in Turin (Italy) in order to improve citizens’ feeling of security at night, on 29 April. Led by and implemented in the City of Turin, ToNite focuses on two neighbourhoods situated near the Dora River.
   
   
   

PUBLIC SPACES

Can technology contribute to protecting our public spaces, which are vulnerable to terrorism because of their open nature? In the framework of the PRoTECT project (Public resilience using technology to counter terrorism) in which it is a partner, Efus organised (online) a web conference on that question, on 28 April.
   
The PACTESUR project organised a "Local Governance Workshop" with the City of Liege (Belgium) to discuss its municipal prevention strategy, evacuation procedures and crisis management policy with the other project partners as well as local and European security actors, police representatives and experts on 5 and 6 May.
   
Isabella Abrate, member of the PACTESUR Expert Advisory Board, explores in this interview the challenges of crisis communication, particularly in relation to public spaces.
   
Brussels Prevention and Security of the Brussels Capital Region and The Hague are both partners in Secu4All, a project led by Efus that started a few months ago, in December 2020. We’ve asked them what they expect to draw from it.
   
   
   

>>>>> PRACTICE SHEET

The Latvian Internet Security Centre has produced a campaign titled “Cut the roots" to measure the prevalence of cyberbullying and other online criminal activity affecting children. This practice sheet has been produced by the BeSecure FeelSecure (BSFS) project.
   
   
   

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The menu has been streamlined in order to facilitate access to the topics we are working on. Drugs, public spaces, discriminatory violence... find information on the work carried out by Efus for more than 30 years through our projects, political declarations and publications.
   
   

AGENDA

   

• 31.05.2021, BRIDGE, final conference:  European perspectives on preventing and mitigating polarisation and radicalisation leading to violent extremism - Register

• 09.06.2021, Web conference: Community policing, what learnings from the CCI project? - Register

• 14-15-16.06.2021, PRoTECT, final conference: Mitigating security gaps: How to support local and regional authorities in adopting a comprehensive methodology to identify vulnerabilities and evaluate solutions? - Register

• 17.06.2021, Web conference series on group violence among young people, session 3 - Register

• 23.06.2021, Web conference, How can cities ensure a safe post-COVID recovery? - Register

• 25.06.2021, Web conference, What EU funding opportunities for local and regional authorities? - Register

• 29.06.2021, ALARM, webinar, Citizen Engagement in Emergency Planning - Register

• 07.07.2021, Web conference series on group violence among young people, session 4 - Register

• 20-21-22.10.2021, International Security, Democracy & Cities conference - Information