Second meeting of the Security in Public Spaces Partnership, 8-9 April 2019, Nice

On 8-9 April 2019, the Partnership for Security in Public Spaces held its second meeting in Nice, France. The Partnership members (see the composition here) initially discussed the Partnership’s Orientation Paper to be presented on 13 and 14 June 2019 at the Informal Ministerial Meeting in Bucharest, as part of the Romanian Presidency of the European Union. The Orientation Paper will be published on this website after finalisation.


In a second step, working groups elaborated on the three main priorities that have been identified: 

  • Urban planning and design
  • Technology for smart and secure cities
  • Managing security and sharing public space


The City of Nice, Co-Coordinator of the Partnership together with the City of Madrid and the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus), demonstrated its commitment on the subject of urban safety and the protection of public spaces, in particular through the visit of the Urban Supervision Centre and the demonstration of the security of the Promenade des Anglais.

Catherine Chavepeyre, Councillor Delegate for Crime Prevention and Victim Support, hosted the delegation at the House for the Victims, for a presentation of the site and explained the functioning of the structure as well as actions in the field of crime prevention and victim support.

The next Partnership meeting is scheduled for 6-7 June 2019 in Florence, Italy.