Security in Public Spaces

About the partnership

This Partnership aimed to offer an encompassing and holistic vision of urban security, in all its diversity and complexity, based on an integrated approach and on local field experience. The Partnership wanted to ensure that the role of local and regional authorities in security would be better recognised at all levels and enshrined in the European Internal Security Strategy and other relevant European political initiatives or frameworks.


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Member States

  • Croatia (Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning)
  • Czech Republic (Ministry of Transport)

Urban areas and Regions

  • Madrid (ES, Coordinator)
  • Nice (FR, Coordinator)
  • Brussels-Capital Region (BE)
  • Helsinki (FI)
  • Lille Métropole (FR)
  • Mechelen (BE)
  • Regione Toscana (IT)
  • Riga (LV)
  • Toruń (PL)
  • Unione della Romagna Faentina (IT)

European/ national city umbrella organisation

  • European Forum for Urban Security (Efus, Coordinator)
  • Eurocities
  • URBACT (Observers)

Other stakeholders

  • UN Habitat

European institutions

  • European Commission (DG EMPL, DG HOME, DG REGIO, DG RTD, Joint Research Centre)
  • European Investment Bank (EIB)

Concrete actions


Developing a Framework for a Self-Assessment tool dedicated to Urban Authorities


Recommendations on EU security strategy, multi-level, participatory and innovative governance and funding


Evaluate the application of AI inclusive technologies


Develop a capacity building training scheme about integrated sustainable urban security


Measure the impact of social cohesion and inclusion on security in public spaces of urban and peri-urban areas

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Portico is the European urban knowledge platform developed by the European Urban Initiative (EUI) in support of better urban policy and strategy design, implementation, and mainstreaming.

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