Crisis Response: Lessons from the Manchester Arena Bombing of 2017
Two years have passed since the horrific attack at the Manchester Arena which left 22 people dead (excluding the attacker) and hundreds physically and mentally injured. The city’s remarkable immediate and long-term response to this tragedy has received international recognition.
The Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) organised a multi-agency study visit to Manchester, hoping to learn from the related experiences of the city and region. Over the course of two days, educational, security and government sector representatives met with study-visit participants from across the EU. Exploring technical and societal questions linked to the successful response to crisis in general and terrorist attacks in particular, participants sought to understand the outcomes and the processes which unfolded in Manchester after the attack.