Urban security and the role of local authorities in the prevention of terrorist attacks were at the center of the workshop organized by Torino and by ANCI Piedmont.

Urban security and the role of local authorities in the prevention of terrorist attacks were at the center of the workshop organized by the City of Torino and by ANCI Piedmont as part of the European project PACTESUR. More than 60 people - representatives of...

1st annual meeting in Gdańsk

The 1st Annual Meeting of the Expert Advisory Committee and the Associated Cities will occur in the city of Gdańsk the 4th and 5th of July.During this event, the committee will work on specific topics of the security of urban public spaces that are Information sharing...

Workshop about Italian best practices – the 16th of May

The 16th of May, in Turin, it will be held a workshop on emergency management during public events. The workshop is organized by A.N.C.I. Piemonte in cooperation with the City of Turin and aims at exploring the state of the art in Italy about the following...

The official launch of PACTESUR project

The official launch of PACTESUR project gathered about fifty persons in the CUM on Thursday the 28th of March.Representatives of the consortium, the associated cities and the project’s partners met in the CUM, the 28th of March 2019 for the kick off meeting.Under the...

The kick off meeting of PACTESUR

The kick off meeting of PACTESUR will take place on the 28th of March at the CUM in Nice. This Kick-Off Meeting will bring together all members of the consortium and representatives of the 11 associated cities. It will provide an opportunity to present the content of...

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.