The Pactesur project
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
An in-depth reflection on standards, legal frames and local governance
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
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.