Conference: Security, Democracy and Cities 2021
European cities and regions have great capacities to mobilise citizens and promote solidarity. On the frontline when it comes to priority issues for citizens, they represent the level of government best-placed to develop policies to reinforce everyday security, as well as to counter the terrorist threat and respond to the various new challenges arising from the unprecedented sanitary crisis we are currently facing.
However, local officials have noted persistent inequalities, a weakened level of social cohesion, and a growing mistrust of institutions. Nowadays, it is more necessary than ever before to share our experiences and practices and to work together to develop concrete recommendations for a shared culture of security within Europe.
The seventh edition of Efus’ international Security, Democracy and Cities conference will be hosted by the City of Nice from 20 to 22 October 2021.
The conference will bring together some 800 participants: elected officials, local and regional officers, state administration, magistrates, security forces, social workers, researchers, and private sector and civil society representatives.