- applied sciences
Public spaces are vulnerable. Terrorist attacks have shown a recurrent targeting of public spaces, so-called "soft targets".
The EU supports national, regional and urban authorities and operators of public spaces in their effort to protect public spaces to
- improve security and
- ensure that people can continue their daily lives.
To this end we organise the digital autumn school on protection of public spaces.
It consists of a series of five specialised workshops. They cover a broad spectrum of topics and aim to
- Provide detailed information, scientifically based knowledge and guidance.
- Facilite the exchange of good practices and lessons learnt.
Please register online
The workshop is open to public authorities and private operators active in
- urban security
- public transport
- mass events
- places of worship
Online workshop series
- EU framework blast protection - 1 October 2020
- Vehicle ramming protection - 8 October 2020
- UAS (drone) risk mitigation in urban settings - 15 October 2020
- Surveillance, individual rights - 22 October 2020
- Detection crises management COVID-19 - 4 November 2020
There is also the possibility to contribute to the sessions by presenting your experience as a case study.
The workshops will be delivered online using Zoom.
We will share the details with registered participants.
- Disseminate scientifically based knowledge to support efforts toward the enhanced protection of public spaces across the EU.
- Provide detailed information and guidance as part of a comprehensive approach to protecting public spaces – from evaluation of risk to calculation and the selection of mitigation solutions.
- Provide information on readily accessible resources to support the work of security operators, practitioners and researchers.
- Provide information on relevant EU initiatives, including funding opportunities.
- Encourage the sharing of knowledge and experience among security operators, authorities, urban planners, scientists, and policy-makers through new networks.
Email to JRC-PUBLIC-SPACES@ec.europa.eu