Annual meeting in Edinburgh

On Thursday the 20th of February, the experts, associated cities and consortium were invited for the annual meeting organized in Edinburgh. The specific objective of this annual meeting was to gather project’s consortium, Experts Advisory Committee and associated...

Nice European Week of Security

The first European week of security was organized in Nice from the 14th to the 18th of October 2019. During this week, 3 events were organized simultaneously in the city: - A specific 3- day academy training session dedicated to 45 police officers from 15 European...

The Local Governance Workshop in Nice (12th and 13th of December)

On Thursday the 12th of december, the experts, the associated cities and the Sustainable Design School (SDS) were invited for the Local Governance Workshop organized in Nice to visit the equipments built on the promenade des Anglais. The visit began by a short...

Next annual meeting in Edinburgh (19th -21st of February 2020)

The next Annual Meeting will be held in the beautiful city of Edinburgh from the 19 to the 21 February 2020. This event will gather all the experts and the associated cities of PACTESUR to work on specific topics concerning safety of public spaces. It will also be the...

Semaine européenne de la sécurité / European week of security

La ville de Nice a la plaisir de vous inviter à la semaine européenne de la sécurité programmée du 14 au 18 octobre prochain. Toutes les séquences mentionnées sont ouvertes au public sur simple inscription sur le lien ci-après...

The Project Pactesur

 

The main project outcome is a well-structured framework defining how cities and local police forces can better protect their vulnerable public spaces.

project based on four pillars

in-depth reflection

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

specialized training

The development of specialized training for local security operators

awareness-raising

The awareness-raising of citizens and politicians on their role on prevention and as security actors

identification

The identification of the most adapted local investments for securing open and touristic public spaces by sharing field experience

Empower cities and local actors

PACTESUR aims to empower cities and local actors in the field of security of urban public spaces facing terrorist threats. Through a bottom-up approach, PACTESUR federates local decision makers, security forces, urban security experts, urban planners, IT developers, trainers, front-line practitioners, designers and others in order to shape new European local policies to secure public spaces against terrorist attacks. It is based on four pillars: the reflection on standards, legal frames and local governance; the development of specialized training for local security operators; the awareness-raising of citizens and politicians on their role on prevention and as security actors; the identification of the most adapted local investments for securing open and touristic public spaces by sharing field experience.

Convergent strategies on urban security

PACTESUR involves three flagship cities (Nice, Torino, Liege) committed to strengthening their cooperation and having convergent strategies on urban security and an important number of municipalities directly engaged as follower cities (at least 10) or reached by the project dissemination activities within the European Forum for Urban Security.

A well-structured framework to protect vulnerable public spaces

Main project activities are: the setting up of local demonstrator sites equipped to prevent and promptly react to terrorist threats while preserving the urban environment; the deployment of transnational training programs for local security operators; the elaboration of common standards, response protocols and soft laws. The main project outcome is a well-structured framework defining how cities and local police forces can better protect their vulnerable public spaces and citizens. In order to feed the work that DG Home has launched, PACTESUR will draw conclusions from lessons learnt and create training materials for security forces, information tools for citizens and guidelines for local authorities to build up better knowledge on how to design better policies to secure public spaces.