Be Secure - Feel Secure (BSFS) - Enhancing community trust & well-being in Piraeus

The CURiM mobile app launch at Posidonia Running Event

June 5, 2022 | Posidonia Running Event is one of the most successful races that takes place in the city center of Piraeus and attracts over 1,800 (international maritime community, keen runners, etc.) participants from all over the world.

This event was a great opportunity for the European project BeSecure – FeelSecure (BSFS) to inform and raise awareness of local teams, citizens and visitors of Piraeus about the integrated actions of BSFS on urban security, that have been and are currently taking place in the city of Piraeus.

The BSFS project elaborated the event as part of its 2nd sport event activities and in collaboration with the Culture, Sports & Youth Organisation (OPAN Pireas) facilitated the organization of this annual street run.

Through a competition and the slogan “Download the CURiM app and scoot…”, the CURiM application – a tool that, among other things, promotes the development of a local safety network in the city – was presented with the aim to: a) get the app discovered, b) attract and engage users and c) increase downloads.

An open info day with main objective the CURiM app demonstration was conducted two
days before the event at the participation spot of the Posidonia run and one more BSFS information
spot was standing at the race day where sports bottles and BLE tags were given to the participants.

After the end of the race, a draw followed between the runners who had completed their registration in the application. Three lucky runners won mi electric scooters, which were awarded to the winners by the Head of Culture, Sports & Youth Organisation (OPAN Pireas) Mr. Iosif Vourakis

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The Mayor of Piraeus Mr. Yiannis Moralis and the Head of OPAN Piraias Mr. Iosif Vourakis visited the Municipality of Piraeus project team at the BSFs stand shortly before the awarding of prizes to the winners of the BSFS competition at the Posidonia Running Event.

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