After two and a half years of touring Europe (Brussel, Hannover, Riga, Nice, Fano, Xabia, Den Haag, Paris, Rotterdam), the Secu4All project was concluded in Mannheim in mid-June 2023 during the crowded – 3000 visitors – Deutscher Präventionstag.
Safe and livable public space
Partly subsidised by the European Commission, the Secu4All project focuses on the joint effort to make public spaces in cities safe and livable by including safety and security in design and management. In a training course, employees from law enforcement agencies, urban development and management, planners, residents and city councillors worked together to first visit a specific security problem in their municipality, then analyse the issues and develop preventive measures for the short and long term. Ethical aspects, cost-benefit analysis, and feasibility were not forgotten. The approach followed the procedure set out in a new European security standard (CEN/TS 14383-2:2022).
From virtual training to neighbourhood safety plan
The Secu4All training was initially only available online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Afterwards, participants walked around each city to create a security plan for a specific public space in two days. From a public square to a transport hub, cultural venue, residential area, and central city square. The training is available in several languages: French, Italian, English, and Spanish.