The SECUR-ED Project was a demonstration project completed in September 2014, with an objective to provide a set of tools to improve urban transport security. Participants included all the major stakeholders from across Europe.
Based on best practices, SECUR-ED integrated a consistent, interoperable mix of technologies and processes, covering all aspects; from risk assessment to complete training packages. These solutions also reflected the very diverse environment of mass transportation and also considered societal and legacy concerns.
SECUR-ED’s rationale was to create a global European improvement in mass transportation security through the development of packaged modular solutions validated through the demonstrations (4 flagship plus 6 additional satellite demonstrations). These solutions are aimed to be used on transport systems in the medium and large sized cities of Europe.
Its main reusable results can be found in its White Paper for public transport stakeholders
The project was also dedicated to delivering system-of-systems architecture definition and aimed to develop an interoperable language, as well as a description of tools and guidelines for modelling and simulation of specific threats situations.
The different modules (made up of best practices, procedures, training, hardware and software) are selected and packaged with interoperable interfaces, ready to be integrated. Similarly standard interfaces have been developed to host such modules in respective legacy transport infrastructures.
Integration was demonstrated in the four demo cities (Madrid, Paris, Milan and Berlin). Each city hosted several distinct scenarios. These demonstrations sought to validate the security enhancement packages, acting as the showcase for this unique European initiative.
Further “satellite” demonstrations also occurred in other cities which utilised the “toolkit” of solutions developed in this project to assess their own risks and thus design solutions to be used in these adapted demonstrations.
In order for the project to reach as wide an audience as possible, via the support of the professional associations and the Advisory Groups, the project conducted an active dissemination of the results to the community of urban transport stakeholders in Europe.
SECUR-ED is still disseminating its results after the end of the project (September 2014) through participation in various conferences and an active participation to standards.
Finally, a White Paper detailing the main recommendations for implementers derived from SECUR-ED experience is available to download here.
The following videos summarize SECUR-ED project by theme: