Recommendations on EU security strategy, multi-level governance and funding
From a governance perspective, security was for long considered as an exclusive prerogative of Member States. In the last decades, a crucial role of local and regional authorities has become more and more obvious especially in security prevention at the local level which entails the necessity of a multilevel governance approach to address local needs and promote local solutions.
From a funding perspective, EU funding opportunities to ensure security in public spaces should be better known and mobilized more easily by local and regional authorities, especially to support the whole range of activities which allow more efficient prevention, including investments in equipment.
This Action tries to tackle both governance and funding challenges which still hamper a successful and meaningful involvement of local authorities in the prevention and response to security threats at EU level.
Now the EU calls for feedback on the action.