Protecting public spaces

In October 2017, the European Commission drew up an Action Plan to tighten protection from terrorist attacks in public spaces. The EU High Risk Security Network (EU-HRSN) created under this initiative connects police units in the EU Member States participating in the fight against this new terrorist threat. 

The European Union-funded CT Public Spaces project, jointly implemented by the Guardia Civil and FIIAPP, is designed to prevent and reduce terrorist attacks and their impact on urban public spaces. Initially, three African countries will be given helped to strengthen their local ability to protect these spaces and infrastructures. This will be done by working with government and improving public-private cooperation in this sector. 

The project will provide specific training in protection of public spaces, delivered by police officers in partner countries. The training will take place in Spain and in designated African countries, drawing on the experience of specialists from the EU-HRSN, as well as the expert skill of the Rapid Action Group of the Spanish Guardia Civil, which is part of this European network. 

  • Project data

  • Countries

    Senegal, Ghana, Kenya.

  • Sector

    Seguridad, paz y desarrollo

  • Total budget


  • Financer

    Comisión Europea

  • Collaborating Spanish institution

    Ministerio del Interior: Guardia Civil

  • Date

    Start - 06/01/2020
    End - 05/01/2023

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04/04/2022 Training of law enforcement officials in the CT Public Spaces project continues Guardia Civil trains more than 288 professionals in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and Spain through the CT Public Spaces... Icono de flecha hacia la derecha
CT Public Spaces, protecting public areas
19/11/2021 CT Public Spaces, protecting public areas El coronel, Javier Hernández, nos habla del trabajo en el continente africano para prevenir... Icono de flecha hacia la derecha
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20/07/2021 #PublicExpertise: Improving security in Ghana, Kenya and Senegal Civil Guard Colonel Javier Hernández coordinates the European CT-Public Spaces project to reinforce security in Ghana, Kenya and... Icono de flecha hacia la derecha
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