On December 5-6, 2023, the 10th EU Forum for the Protection of Public Spaces was held in Brussels, in which Professor Adrian Siadkowski, representing the Prosperes project, participated at the invitation of the European Commission.
The EU Forum was created as a platform to share best practices, lessons learned and networking between member states and private operators, and to improve private-public cooperation in the area of security of public spaces. The event, organized by the European Commission’s DG-HOME, was attended by representatives of European uniformed services, public place security operators, project managers and representatives of religious communities.
The forum was an opportunity to present the achievements of the Prosperes project in particular the guide “Security by Design for Religious Sites” appreciated by practitioners and used to train uniformed services and operators of religious sites from Europe during the EU-ISF project “SHRINE’s” washtats. The guide dedicated to places of worship is part of the European “Action Plan to support the protection of public spaces.” The VAT Lite vulnerability assessment tool also gained interest among participants.