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...



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.