City.Risks: Avoiding and mitigating safety risks in urban environments
Horizon 2020 – Secure Societies
The main objective of the City.Risks project is to increase the perception of security of citizens in cities by activating in a more transparent and sustainable way their participation in communities, through which information and interventions can be provided both to proactively protect citizens from falling victims to criminal activities as well as to reactively provide more timely and effective response and assistance. In order to do so, the City.Risks project will leverage a set of innovative technologies, city infrastructures, and available data sources, but more importantly will aim at making the citizens' smart phones the modern tool for increasing their personal and collective sense of security.
For this purpose, the project will design and develop:
an innovative ecosystem of mobile services that will transform the smart phone or the tablet of the citizen into a tool that will collect, visualise and share safety-critical information with the appropriate authorities and communities
an interactive framework among authorities and citizens through mobile applications that will allow in a collaboratively way to prevent or mitigate the impact of crime incidents or other security threats.
Space Hellas is the Project Coordinator of City.Risks. It also contributes technically with the development of an innovative sensor platform for theft prevention.
Space Hellas - Coordinator
Fraunhofer Fokus (Germany)
Athena Research and Innovation Center (Greece)
SYNYO GmbH SYN (Austria)
Infili UK Ltd (UK)
Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Greece)