Here we are collecting some external resources on the project SHIELD’s topics to share with our target groups and stakeholders.
A guide to key information on the protection of Public Spaces
The purpose of the current document is to provide a list of the available information sources focusing on the protection of public spaces against terrorist and other types of malicious extremist attacks. Public spaces represent vulnerable assets under public or private ownership, that allow open, easy access and may attract a great number of people. Their vulnerability lies to the fact that they usually lack specialised protective measures and consequently, can be attacked by aggressors using both simple and more elaborated tactics. Such targets are often selected by terrorists in their effort to maximize casualties, attain media coverage and inflict fear to the population.The information sources presented herein aim at raising awareness and bringing to the interested security stakeholder existing documents with specialized information and practical guidance on available measures that facilitate the prevention of a potential attack and mitigation of the consequences, should such an attack materialize.
PROTECT project, aimed to improve the protection of public spaces, has developed rather interesting tools for vulnerability self-assessment and technology assessment.
The ‘Strengthening the security and resilience of at-risk religious sites and communities’ programme contributes to the protection of places for worship.
Supported by the G20 Inter Faith Forum and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), the project will design, develop and deliver the next generation of integrated measures to enhance the protection of places of worship.