1st PRoTECT seminar on the Protection of Public Spaces – 17 July 2019

STEPWISE, among other projects, was presented at the PRoTECT seminar which took place in Brasov on the 17th July 2019 on the theme “Identifying vulnerabilities and mitigating the risks of terrorist threats on Public Spaces: Cooperation between all stakeholders”.

The PRoTECT project aims to strengthen local authorities’ capabilities in Public Protection by putting in place an overarching concept where tools, technology, training and field demonstrations will lead to situational awareness and improve direct responses to secure public places pre, in, and after a terrorist threat.

The seminar was organised to present the “Soft Target Site Assessment” tool developed by the European Union’s Directorate General Home Affairs and the accompanying manual for local authorities, as well as the results from five pilot assessments in the five partner cities. It was also the opportunity to exchange on the need to strengthen cooperation among all stakeholders involved in order to respond to new threats against public spaces. The seminar gathered representatives from local authorities and law enforcement agencies, as well as experts, security practitioners and other stakeholders involved at the national and European level.

STEPWISE fits in the PRoTECT activity related to awareness raising of public authorities on technology concepts in the protection of the public and soft urban targets. Therefore, this event was the occasion to foster cooperation and collaboration between the two projects.

Find out more about the PRoTECT project : https://protect-cities.eu/

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