Nice | Torino | Liège

Protect Allied Cities against TErrorism in Securing Urban aReas

Nice | Torino | Liège

Protect Allied Cities against TErrorism in Securing Urban aReas

An initial review of the PACTESUR project on the security of public spaces

How can cities and local security actors better protect their vulnerable public spaces? That is the question that the PACTESUR project has been exploring since January 2019. Two years down the line, the Efus team can review its progress so far and assess the challenges that lie ahead.

The European Week of Security of Torino

Bringing together European local stakeholders, police representatives and experts, the European Weeks of Security of Nice, Turin and Liège are major dissemination events for PACTESUR, contributing to raise awareness among citizens and local politicians on their role...

SAVE THE DATE: The Second European Week of Security 19-23 October 2020

In the framework of the PACTESUR project, the city of Turin (IT) is pleased to invite you to the second European Week of Security, which will take place on 19-23 October, 2020. Given the COVID-19 situation, the event will be held online. This year, the programme...

The project’s objective

The PACTESUR project aims to empower cities and local actors in the field of security of public spaces, mainly in the face of terrorist threats, but also against other risks inherent to public spaces. 


PACTESUR’s consortium involves three flagship cities (Nice, Torino, Liège) committed to strengthening their cooperation and having convergent strategies on urban security and three partners (ANCI, EFUS, NCA).

Efus is leading a working group of 11 European cities (Athens, Edinburgh, Essen, Gdańsk, Leeds, Lisboa, London, Madrid, Munich, Riga, Xàbia) that have specific issues and knowledge on the protection of urban public spaces

project based on four pillars

in-depth reflection

An in-depth reflection on standards, legal frames and local governance

specialiSed training

The development of specialised training for local security practitioners


Raising awareness among citizens and politicians on their role on prevention and as security actors


Identifying the most adapted local investments for securing open public spaces by sharing field experience

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