Europäisches Forum für urbane Sicherheit (Efus) /
European Forum for Urban Security (Efus)
Founded in 1987 under the auspices of the Council of Europe, the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) is the only European network of local and regional authorities dedicated to urban security. It includes nearly 250 local and regional authorities from 16 countries.
Efus promotes a balanced vision of urban security, combining prevention, sanctions and social cohesion. It supports local and regional authorities in the conception, implementation and evaluation of their local security policy and helps local elected officials get recognition for their role in the development and implementation of national and European policies.
Efus provides support and inspiration for locally elected officials and their teams who are convinced of the necessity of working together, transcending political differences, for the benefit of long-term security. In accordance with the principle of ‘cities helping cities’ Efus fosters the exchange of experience between authorities.
We work on all major issues relating to urban safety and security.