Local Governance Workshop in Liège

The last Local Governance Workshop hosted by the City of Liège, took place on the 5th and 6th of May 2021 and gathered 90 participants. Due to the travel restrictions, the event was held entirely in a virtual format (with the exception of local partners). The...

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

The project is developing three pilot equipments for securing public spaces in Nice, Liège and Turin, which can be transferred to other European cities. Particular attention is given to their integration into the urban landscape, natural and cultural heritage,...

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...



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.