LETSCROWD Final Workshop: Presentation of project results. Bilbao, October 19

LETSCROWD organized its final workshop with the support of the ERTZAINTZA (Basque police) in Erandio, Bilbao, Spain (October 19, 2019). Pictures and info are available in this article.

The overall workshop objective was to spread guidelines and present support tools for the implementation of the European Security Model in the protection of crowds during mass gatherings.

The workshop provided an overview on new methods, policies, designs and technological tools which have been demonstrated in piloting actions during the LETSCROWD project lifetime.

During the workshop, the main tools developed within the project were presented, and the main conclusions and lessons learned were discussed with participants. The event included practical demos where attendants had the opportunity to interact with the project components, and validation sessions, with a formal feedback on the tools by the attendants.

The official agenda of the Workshop is shown below.

  • 09:00-09:15: Arrival of the participants
  • 09:15-09:25: LETSCROWD-General overview (Introduction, project overview and main objectives)
  • 09:45-10:00: Coffee break
  • 10:00-11:30: Explanation of the different technologies developed within LETSCROWD (approx. 15’-20’ each):
    • DRA: Dynamic Risk Assessment
    • Human-centred toolkit:
      • Crowd models
      • Innovative Communication Procedures
      • Text Analytics Engine
      • Computer vision for crowd protection
    • LETSCROWD SERVER for security policymaker
  • 11:30-12:30: Practical demo where attendants will have the opportunity to interact with the LETSCROWD tools
  • 12:30-13:30: Validation session: formal feedback on the tools by the attendants.
  • 13:30-14:00: Questions, conclusions and wrap-up
  • 14:00-16:00: Lunch break