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 objective of the Local Governance Workshop is to exchange between partners, representatives of the Associated Cities and the Expert Advisory Committee about improving the protection of public spaces. Participants have shared specific local actions, methodologies and perspectives regarding the management of attacks against public spaces, crisis communication and improvement of citizens resilience.

The event began by greetings and welcome from Willy DEMEYER, Mayor of Liège and Efus President, and an introduction from Elizabeth JOHNSTON, Efus Executive Director.

The schedule included very interesting sessions about Risk prevention in public spaces :

– The management of Liège pedestrian area in terms of public safety with the integration of the tramway

– Police measures to secure the city center of Liège

– The presentation of the security systems against vehicle-ramming attack

– The security protocols and strategies during major events

– Crisis communication: feedback from real case scenarios

And about Crisis management in the public space:

– Evacuation procedure, how to adapt to new threats?

– Discussion on the stakes of the unique evacuation procedure with operational partners

– Perspectives on the incidents in Madrid and Liege

– Presentation of the ” Be alert ” tool

With the final participation of the students from the Sustainability Design School who presented their mid-term progress on the project.

Videos from the event will be shared soon.