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).
The main project outcome is a well-structured framework defining how cities and local police forces can better protect their vulnerable public spaces.
WP1 – Management and coordination of the project
Including the appointment of the EAC dedicated to this project. The experts will come from various backgrounds sharing their different views of the matter.
Including also the launch of a public call to associate 10 more cities.
WP2 – Communication
Events will be organized in the three partner cities during the “European week of security” : Nice in October 2019, Torino in 2020 and Liège in 2021.
WP3 – Legal frame
European experts will deal with how the legal frames could evolve as regards of the organization of police forces resulting in an in-depth study and some recommendations.
WP4 – Training of the local police forces
Each of the partner cities (Liège, Nice and Torino) will organize annually a European Week of Security (Nice in 2019, Torino in 2020 and Liège in 2021). This will include a 3 days training dedicated to police forces.
Starting from existing tools (some examples : SOS Nice and REPORTY experimented in Nice, Be alert in Liège, Citizen Aid in Torino), a common mobile multilingual application will be created that could then be used and adapted in different cities.
WP5 – Security equipments
This involves the financing of pilot equipments for securing public spaces that will have in common to be implemented in 3 urban demonstrator public spaces in the 3 core partner cities, which are highly visited by both locals and tourists, defining them as “soft targets”.
They will reflect also the different approaches of the three cities in prioritizing securing public spaces :
Thus the city of Nice, forced to respond urgently to the trauma of the attacks of July 14th 2016 on the Promenade des Anglais, gave priority to dissuasive and expensive fixed infrastructures.
For its part, the City of Torino intends to give priority to the prevention of uncontrolled crowd movements via high-tech tools.
The City of Liège has focused its public spaces securing strategy on social causes leading to internal terrorist risk coming from radicalization phenomenon: it has developed an active radicalization prevention strategy.