The Be Secure Feel Secure (BSFS) project, implemented in Piraeus, Greece, is an excellent example of how urban security can be co-produced by involving different stakeholders in a participatory approach. The project involved local authorities, citizens, and other stakeholders, who collaborated to co-produce efficient solutions to urban security issues. Through this project, the partners provided tailored and evidence-based policies to address security-related challenges in the local context, including a baseline assessment, the creation of a Local Council for Crime Prevention, the CURiM platform and a Victim Support Unit. These mechanisms and tools provide the local stakeholders with up-to-date knowledge of the local reality concerning crime and insecurity. These interventions, coupled with social and spatial interventions, contributed to improving the quality of life and to making Piraeus a safer and more secure city.
Explore our Fact Sheets – co-produced with European Forum for Urban Security (Efus):
- White Book: BeSecure – FeelSecure (BSFS)
- BSFS project interventions in a glimpse. How can urban security be coproduced?
- Urban Security Governance: The case of Piraeus’ Local Council for Crime Prevention
- Evidence-based Collaborative Urban Risk Management (CURiM) Platform: Gathering Data and Assessing Urban Threats
- Spatial Interventions: Fixing the Broken Windows: Empowering the Community
- Social Interventions: Activities to Raise Awareness About Urban Security
- Providing Victims of Crime with Holistic Targeted Support at the Local Level: The case of the Victim Support Unit of Piraeus
- BeSecure-FeelSecure (BSFS): Lessons Learned and Attention Points
- BSFS: Innovative Practices & Their Implementation
- Local Security Audit: The case of Piraeus