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

The Project

Duration: October 2019 - March 2022
Budget: 1.18 MEuro (1.07 MEuro EU-funded)
Coordinator: Stam S.r.l.

New concepts of urban landscape design to reduce vulnerabilities of public spaces

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.

Two soft target use-cases

New concepts of urban landscape design

Best practice guidelines


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.

Metro de Madrid


MDM is the metro operator company of Madrid, serving around 5 million inhabitants and 630 million passengers per year. MDM operates both the infrastructure and rolling stock, including engineering and maintenance issues.



APF is an engineering company that provides services in infrastructure and transport projects during all stages, with large experience in urban projects. Their activity mainly hinges on public facilities, like transport terminals and shopping centres, always keeping security into account.

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.

Paulinyi and Partners


PP is one of the most prestigious engineering companies in Hungary. They cooperate with developers and investors in a number of domestic and international projects, like shopping malls, events halls, sport centres, offices, museums.


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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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