LETS CROWD (Law Enforcement agencies human factor methods and Toolkit for the Security and protection of CROWDs in mass gatherings) is a project funded by the European Commission under the HORIZON 2020 Programme.

Europe has suffered many criminal actions and terrorist attacks during mass gatherings, which have great impact on citizens and society.

LETS CROWD aims to overcome challenges preventing the effective implementation of the European Security Model (ESM) with regards to mass gatherings.

Among others, the project will provide:

  • A risk assessment methodology for the protection of crowds during mass gatherings centred on human factors in order to effectively produce policies and deploy adequate solutions.
  • A policy making toolkit for the long-term and strategic decision making of security policy makers, including a database of empirical data, statistics and an analytical tool for security policies modelling, and
  • A set of human centred tools for Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), including real time crowd behaviour forecasting, innovative communication procedures, semantic intelligence applied to social networks and the internet, and novel computer vision techniques.

In order to facilitate the assessment of the performance, transferability, scalability and large scale deployment of these solutions, the demonstrations will be conducted following eleven use cases. The project, lead by ETRA Investigación y Desarrollo S.A. (Spain), will be implemented by a consortium of 17 partners, from 8 different countries (including SMEs, universities, LEAs), operating in the critical areas of government, security, energy, finance, transport and utilities.