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_ Agenda
26.04.18-27.04.18: CreE.A project, “mediation and inter-culturalism” meeting,
Braga (Portugal)

26, 27, 28.04.2018: Préventica fair, Casablanca, Morocco
14.05.2018-15.05.2018: Efus General Assembly meeting, Liege (Belgium)
17.05.2018: ALARM workshop: The involvement and responsibility of mayors and burgomeisters in civil security, Lille, France
22.05.2018-23.05.2018: Conference “Flying Money: investigating illicit financial flows in the city”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
_ SAVE THE DATE
Efus General Assembly meeting in Liege: a dense programme and the opportunity to visit a dynamic and festive city
Efus General Assembly meeting will be held on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 May in Liege (Belgium), city which is President of the association. The agenda of the two-day meeting includes a review of the past year, in particular the Barcelona conference, three field visits, a colloquium on public spaces, and for those interested, a meeting of Liege's Night Council. Representatives of the European Commission will be in attendance to present the first call for “urban innovative actions” in the area of security. ...
_ INTERVIEW
“Being a member of Efus is an added value because it gathers like-minded cities sharing knowledge and experience” - Jozias van Aartsen, Mayor of Amsterdam
In an interview with Efus, the Mayor of Amsterdam, who recently joined the network, explains what he expects to gain from being a member and why his city is particularly keen to tackle financial and organised crime. ...
_ ONGOING PROJETS
Radicalisation: partners in the PREPARE project meet in Malmö to discuss their local actions
The partners in the PREPARE European project (Preventing Radicalisation Through Probation and Release) met for their second coordination meeting, which was focused on the local actions to be developed in the second part of the year, in Malmö (Sweden), on 15 and 16 March.They also had the opportunity to learn from Swedish and Danish experiences in the prevention of radicalisation through different lectures and study visits organised by Efus and Fryshuset on programmes such as EXIT-Sweden in Stockholm, the Flamman project in Malmö, the Swedish Prison and Probation Services and the VINK Platform in Copenhagen. ...
Strengthening youngsters against violent radicalisation - closing event of the BOUNCE project
Around 150 participants attended the final conference of the BOUNCE project in Brussels, on 14 March, including the project partners, representatives from the 10 pilot cities, the newly-skilled trainers, and experts. After two years and a wide range of activities implemented by the project, they took a look back at the common actions, discussed the perspectives of external experts on the work accomplished, and reflected on how to further develop the BOUNCE resilience tools. ...
_ NETWORK NEWS
Prevention of radicalisation in Africa: exchange of experiences with African experts at a meeting in Dakar
Efus, represented by Yves van de Vloet, associate expert, took part in a meeting on the prevention of radicalisation organised in Dakar (Senegal) on the occasion of the Quinzaine de la Francophonie (the Francophonie fortnight), on 22 March. The panellists exchanged their experience and points of view on the emergence of radical Islamism in Africa, its causes and the possible responses, which range from prevention to restorative justice. How to support families and make them resilient? How to manage returnees? What role can women play in the fight against radicalisation? These were the main themes discussed. ...
_ PRACTICE OF THE MONTH
The GRUND community garden of Saint Poelten, Austria
The GRUND project carried out in the Austrian locality of Saint Poelten organises local events around a garden attended mainly by asylum seekers. The initiative seeks to promote inclusion and social interactions between asylum seekers and local residents, to encourage the former to actively take part in local life, and to allow them to have access to fresh, quality and affordable food. ...
Some 60 publications have been produced by Efus on themes as varied as drugs, women, police, youth, sport, discrimination, and radicalisation. Published in several languages, these books are a unique resource in Europe, which is available to our members for free. ...
 



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