On Friday, 9th April 2021, a virtual roundtable meeting was held in the framework of Action 1 of the Urban Agenda’s Security in Public Spaces Partnership.
The event was attended by around 30 participants and showcased the progress made by the city of Helsinki and JRC with the support of the expert Simona Cavallini in developing a self-assessment tool to measure and assess security in cities.
The roundtable comprised two sessions.
The first session was dedicated to presenting highlights and main gaps of existing approaches and tools to measure security in European cities, and discussing a possible new and more comprehensive framework.
The second session provided a space to debate on the operationalisation of the latter. The audience was involved in providing feedback on the core aspects and indicators of the presented framework through various live polls and designated discussion rounds.
You can find the next steps and full insights from the roundtable discussion by downloading the document below!