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Why do we need CO-SECUR?

CO-SECUR aims to improve citizens’ security perception and behaviour in public spaces, especially at large events and crowded areas, by actively engaging them to co-create innovative security solutions. CO-SECUR is a call to redefine security, not just as a physical necessity but as a shared perception rooted in citizen engagement and responsible innovation.

What will CO-SECUR do?

CO-SECUR will bring together existing knowledge, provide concrete tools and capacity-building activities, and present evidence-based results to promote good policy decisions. Its most important outcome will be the co-creation of a Societal Development Plan (SDP) to encourage the use of innovative security solutions that are sustainable, scalable, and effective.


The SDP will detail social innovation in security across Europe, incorporate best practices, and provide actionable plans. It will also offer tools for supporting smart local communities, policy guidance on responsible research and innovation (RRI) and social innovation, industry benchmarks, and summaries of innovative security technologies. Overall, CO-SECUR aims to empower communities and stakeholders to collaboratively develop and implement effective security measures.

Societal Development Plan (SDP)

SIS. Social Innovation in Security

A detailed description of social innovation in security, exploring the various approaches, methodologies, and principles involved, providing insights into the potential benefits and challenges of integrating social innovation into security solutions.

Compendium of Good Practices

A compilation of successful social innovation projects and initiatives in the field of security across Europe. This compendium will showcase real-world examples of innovatie approaches to security in public spaces.

Roadmap of actions

A strategic roadmap outlining the necessary steps and actions to promote and implement social innovation in security.

Target groups

CO-SECUR will place community-driven security and responsible research and innovation (RRI) at its core, involving a quintuple helix approach (Government, Academia, Industry, Media, and Civil society – particularly citizens) to ensure EU-wide participation.


Academia & research

CO-SECUR will aim to advance the frontiers of research in public security social innovations and nurture a vibrant community of Scholars. It will offer opportunities for knowledge exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and capacity-building.

  • CO-SECUR will offer companies the opportunity to be part of the first complete portfolio of security initiatives in Europe.
  • CO-SECUR has the potential to drive innovation, generate cutting-edge technologies, solutions, and business models, and create new market opportunities in the security sector.
Government / Public authorities

CO-SECUR will provide evidence-based results and recommendations to make cities and public spaces safer.

Civil Society /citizens

CO-SECUR works with people to improve their sense of security, and empower local communities to actively participate in shaping their urban environments

Mass media and communication

CO-SECUR aims to tackle the rising sentiment that Europe is becoming less secure. It will work with public opinion to build trust, foster collaboration, and mobilize grassroots to support social innovation in security initiatives.

Work Phases

Consortium Partners

The CO-SECUR consortium, led by Kveloce, brings together 10 multidisciplinary partners with expertise in participatory research, public engagement, and mixed methods. The selection of partners from 9 European countries – Spain, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Portugal, Romania, Poland, Greece, and Lithuania reflect the project’s goal to address the complex diversity of laws, security measures, politics, and socio-historical realities of different European regions.

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