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.
This cross sectoral project is an initiative of the Core group of the European Network of Law Enforcement Technology Services (ENLETS).
The main outcomes of the project are, as follows:
· Risk and Cost reduction
· Developing training materials related to the protection of public spaces for municipalities and LEAs
· Putting in place and implementing a pan European technology capability assessment tool for cities
Initiated by ENLETS, the PRoTECT project will support the policy of the European Commission by providing local actors – the cities in Europe – with guidance, training and awareness on the usage of technology as an indispensable tool for a secure municipality.
It will – in close cooperation with DG Home and the European Forum for Urban Security (EFUS) – use the developed Commission’s Soft Target Site Assessment tool, and it will provide the Policy group, the Commission, the Practitioners network and the to be established Operators Forum with tangible results, such as valuable feedback and practical recommendations based on the technology and soft target site assessment tool.
PRoTECT Project Concept
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 ISFP programme under grant agreement n° 815356