Project Overview

Project Overview

Big and commercial districts are vulnerable for both inbound and outbound smuggling, street and organized crime. The BeSecure-FeelSecure (BSFS) project aims to reinforce urban security and promote positive perception of urban safety by providing strategies & tools to link the main urban security stakeholders & facilitate their collaboration in physical-and-cyber space.

BSFS will introduce the Local Council for Crime Prevention (LCCP), where the urban security city stakeholders will be represented (municipality, police, local chambers etc.) under the common goal to decide on activities and interventions that increase city resilience against crime. Under the supervision of the LCCP, BSFS will apply a number of spatial interventions, such as image management, target hardening following the CPTED “Crime Prevention through Environmental Design” model, accompanied by social activation strategies to enhance community cohesion and connectivity at neighbourhood level.

BSFS will also offer a digital platform enabling the assessment of combined physical cyber threats and the visualization of risks and other relevant activities through geospatial mapping to facilitate decision-making.The BSFS solution will be validated and evaluated in the City of Piraeus (CoP), one of the highest populated cities in Greece with a systemic long-lasting corruption and problematic criminal situation, and will develop a set of replication guidelines for the wider adoption of BSFS solution in other cities.

The project in numbers

88%

of the Piraeus citizens believe that the port environmentally degrades the city

40%

of the citizens believe that the port socially degrades Piraeus due to pollution, the movement of polluting/dangerous goods and high passengers’ traffic

2,12%

is the open spaces coverage of the city

40.000

residents in the 5th Municipal Department of Piraeus (MD2)

40.350

vehicle moves in the streets of MD2 and 18.6M cruise passenger moves around the port area

3.967.446,24

Total ERDF budget granted