Guardia Civil and FIIAPP visit Senegal to coordinate the forthcoming activities of the CT Public Spaces project
Dakar has hosted the second mission of the European project, the Protection of Public Spaces against Terrorism (CT Public Spaces) in Senegal. For a week, project members held meetings with Senegalese authorities and Spanish and European representatives in the country to strengthen institutional relations and plan the coming technical and training activities.
The project’s Spanish representation, comprising managers, coordinators and a key expert, from the Guardia Civil and FIIAPP met with the director-general of the police, the deputy head of the gendarmerie and the director of CICO (Senegal Inter-ministerial Coordination Panel for Counter-Terrorism Operations), as well as their corresponding technical teams. In these encounters, the framework protocol for the project, the work plan, the schedule of upcoming initiatives, as well as the profile of the students who will attend the training course, were established, paying special attention to gender equality.
Likewise, the CT Public Spaces team, accompanied by members of the Spanish embassy’s Interior Department in Senegal, shared the current situation regarding the project, the planned activities and the expected results with the European Union delegation and with the Spanish ambassador.
CT Public Spaces is a cooperation project, funded by the European Union and managed by the FIIAPP, which has specialists from the Guardia Civil to carry out its objective: to prevent and reduce terrorist attacks and their effects on urban public spaces. The initiative provides support to Senegal, Ghana and Kenya and focuses on strengthening local capacities to protect these spaces and infrastructures, in addition to improving public-private cooperation in this sector.