Irish Authorities should apply for the funding in cities like Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Galway to reduce the vulnerability of their open spaces to the kinds of terror attacks we have seen throughout Europe of late
I welcom an announcement by the EU Commission of a series of measures and funding which aims to address vulnerabilities exposed by recent terror attacks. Amongst the measures is a plan and funding to support EU cities to better protect their public spaces and make them less susceptible to terror attack.
With terrorists increasingly targeting public and crowded spaces, as shown by the recent attacks in Barcelona, London, Manchester and Stockholm, the Commission is today presenting an Action Plan to step up the support to Member States efforts to protect and reduce the vulnerability of public spaces. Measures include providing €18.5 million from the Internal Security Fund to support transnational projects improving the protection of public spaces. In 2018, a further €100 million from Urban Innovative Actions will support cities investing in security solutions.
This funding may go towards construction works to make our open spaces in our cities less vulnerable to terror attacks. The measures also include an Action Plan to step up EU level preparedness, resilience and coordination against attacks involving chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) substances.
Full details of the measures and more information here…