“Law Enforcement agencies human factor methods and Toolkit for the Security and protection of CROWDs in mass gatherings”


LETSCROWD will overcome challenges preventing the effective implementation of the European Security Model with regards to mass gatherings. This will be achieved by providing the following to security policy practitioners and in particular, Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs):

  • A dynamic 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 LEAs, including real time crowd behaviour forecasting, innovative communication procedures, semantic intelligence applied to social networks and the internet, and novel computer vision techniques.

LETSCROWD impact will be measured under practical demonstrations involving seven LEAs and relevant emergency services units.

LETSCROWD was coordinated by Etra I+D (Spain) and ZenaByte was leading WP3 “Dynamic Risk Assessment” focused on developing a dynamic risk assessment methodology to deal with low probability high impact events (the so-called “black swans”).

This project has received funding under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 740466