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Development of new solutions for the protection of citizens and infrastructures against terrorist threats
The goal of EUProtect is to develop new concepts of urban landscape design aiming at reducing the vulnerability of public spaces against terrorist threats, taking into account the recent rapid changes in terrorism threats.
Special care will be paid to citizens, through modelling and simulation of their behaviour in the event of terrorist attacks.
This will include virtual assessment of different protection measures.
Protection of Public Spaces
Improvement of public spaces and soft targets protection
Protection against CBRN attacks
Improving protection against CBRN attacks
Addressing CBRN-E and emerging threats
Addressing CBRN-E as well as emerging threats to critical infrastructure and public spaces
Duration: October 2019 - March 2022
Budget: 1.18 MEuro (1.07 MEuro EU-funded)
Coordinator: Stam S.r.l.
The worldwide rise of terrorism has been accompanied by a series of attacks against so-called “soft targets”, vulnerable public places that may be selected by terrorists in their effort to maximize casualties.
Considerable attention has then been drawn to methods for enhancing the security of soft targets and providing protection to places that would otherwise remain fully unprotected. However the characteristics of soft targets can range from public spaces with no protection to structures with some basic protection.
As a result, solutions are urgently needed to protect public spaces in urban areas by structural, architectural and land shaping elements that are not recognized as protective elements by the public.
The consortium consists of 6 partners, each having specific and high value knowledge in all needed scientific and technological branches which are required to meet the objectives of the project.
To cover the project objectives, the key competences of the partners relate to security, crowd modelling, transport, engineering, urban design, CBRNe.
STAM is an engineering SME, with a large part of activities related to security of critical infrastructures. They are member of the Italian CBRN-P3 cluster. STAM will be responsible for the overall project coordination and governance.
Istituto Affari Internazionali
IAI is a non-profit organization promoting an understanding of international issues in foreign politics, economy and security through research, conferences and publications. They have a strong background in security and are the coordinator of the CBRN-P3 cluster.
Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata
UNITOV is one of the three public universities in Rome. They offer 107 degree courses, 160 Post Graduate and Master Courses, including I and II level international Master Courses in Protection Against CBRNe events, part of the CEPOL framework, and 31 PhD programs.
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This project was funded by the European Union’s Internal Security Fund – Police, under Grant Agreement No 861727.
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