Nice | Torino | Liège

Protect Allied Cities against TErrorism in Securing Urban aReas

Nice | Torino | Liège

Protect Allied Cities against TErrorism in Securing Urban aReas

Local Governance Workshop in Liège

The last Local Governance Workshop hosted by the City of Liège, took place on the 5th and 6th of May 2021 and gathered 90 participants. Due to the travel restrictions, the event was held entirely in a virtual format (with the exception of local partners). The...

SAVE THE DATE – Security by Design in the protection of public spaces

Webconference: Urban planning, design and management of security in public spaces - What can we learn from European practices? The European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) is organising a webconference within the Working Group on Security and Innovation, in which the...

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 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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