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Euralarm has presented a White Paper, “Making Europe’s Smart Cities Safe, Secure and Resilient”. The European security association proposes several directions to increase the EU-wide level of security and safety for urban spaces.

The association urges the European Commission, member states, national and local authorities, as well as the EU private sector to join forces in expanding the ‘European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities ’. The EIP should become a holistic forum for dialogue between the European Commission, member states, national and local authorities, the private sector and other stakeholders based on all essential key performance indicators identified by ISO, IEC and ITU, Euralarm says. Such an EIP can best support the development of a common European framework for safety and security of urban spaces, facilitate an exchange of best practices and create improved funding opportunities, especially for financially strained cities.

The association also calls for recognizing the concept of safety, security and resilience as a fundamental pillar of Smart Cities to henceforth be reflected in all future EU policies, research and funding for urban spaces.

Another area of focus is the co-operation between the European Commission, member states, national and local authorities, the private sector and others in the development and acceptance of adequate standards and pan-European certification for safe, secure and resilient cities. The White Paper can also be downloaded from the website www.euralarm.org.


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