Antiterrorism security in public transport

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  • Workshop
06/04/2016
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Brussels
  • Belgium

About: 

In light of the recent attacks in Brussels, UITP extends its sympathies to all our members – especially those who have been touched by these events. In our continued support for the public transport sector, we wish to help our members analyse and learn from this experience. As such, UITP has made the upcoming security workshop free of charge and updated its programme.

The workshop aims to review the recent events and seek how to improve the preparedness of public transport operators and the cooperation with the relevant authorities. Participants will have the opportunity to get some first hand insight into decision making and lessons learned in Brussels and Paris.

Joining the round table discussions and exercises will provide a forum for exchange with experienced moderators and colleagues along with the chance to learn from professional peers how other PT organisations try to tackle the terrorism threat and to improve preparedness and incident response.

Up- and down-scaling of security measures

  • What are indicators to raise/ lower the alert level within a public transport operator and what consequences do they have?
  • How to allocate staff according to the threat level and how to communicate to passengers?
  • How to deal with situations when authorities provide no clear information? What criteria could and should guide decision concerning suspension and restart of public transport operation?

Staff communication and confidence in critical situations

  • How to communicate to staff during an escalating situation?
  • How to debrief, recognise and organise aftercare once the events have settled in?
  • How to improve security awareness of staff? How to ensure confidence and alertness without sliding into paranoia?

Crisis cooperation

  • How to organise the cooperation with the authorities and the police?
  • Are plans in place? Are they up-to-date and good enough?
  • How can police and security staff best support each other during a crisis?
     

 

Target audience: Security Managers and Senior Management involved in taking security-relevant decisions

Language: English

Please note that the number of participants is limited to 50.

Speakers: 

Thomas Kritzer, Head of Security and Service at Wiener Linien
Rainer Cohrs, Head of Security at SWM Munich
Jan Politiek, Head of Security at Arriva Nederland
Julien Dufour, Police Commissioner, Chief of the unit in charge of security coordination in the public transport
Alain Lefevre, General Director, Crisis Centre

 

Programme: 

Note: In light of the recent attacks in Brussels, we will endeavour to provide as much available insight into these incidents as possible.

Round table sessions have been updated to reflect on the recent events.

09:00 Welcome
09:15 - 10:30

Morning session

"Incident management and involvement of public transport during the Paris incidents on 13 November 2015", Julien Dufour, Police Commissioner, Chief of the unit in charge of security coordination in the public transport

"Decision making process and implementation during the Post-Paris events in Brussels in November 2015", Alain Lefevre, Director General of the Crisis Cell, Belgian Federal Ministry of Interior

"A European Perspective on Anti-terrorism security in public transport" Robert Missen,Head of Land and Maritime Security Unit, European Commission, DG MOVE

11:00 - 12:30

The round table sessions will be organised in parallel in a rotation pattern to limit the group size and give participants the chance to join for all sessions. Key aspects addressed, findings and conclusions will be shared after the workshop with participants. 

Round table session 1

  • New security threats
  • Up- and down-scaling
  • Working under high-threat situations
12:30 Lunch
13:15 - 14:45

Round table session 2

  • New security threats
  • Up- and down-scaling
  • Working under high-threat situations
14:45 Coffee break
15:00 - 16:30

Round table session 3

  • New security threats
  • Up- and down-scaling
  • Working under high-threat situations
16:40  Wrap-up and end of workshop
   

 

Registration: 

Registration

 

Registrations are now closed.

 

For questions regarding registration, please contact Rui Ribeiro, Officer International Meetings and Events Department

rui.ribeiro@uitp.org or +32-2-663 66 42

 

 

 

The number of participants for the workshop is limited to 50 participants.

 

 

Practical information: 

Workshop Date

Wednesday, 6 April 2016, 09.00 - 16.30

 

Workshop Location

Pullman Hotel

Place Victor Horta 1
1060 Brussels
Belgium

(close to the Gare du Midi Metro and Train Station)

Pullman Hotel Website

 

Contact

For information about the programme, please contact andrea.soehnchen@uitp.org /  +32-2-788 01 10

For information regarding your registration, venue or practical details, please contact rui.ribeiro@uitp.org / +32-2-663 66 42

 

Speakers: 

Thomas Kritzer, Head of Security and Service at Wiener Linien
Rainer Cohrs, Head of Security at SWM Munich
Jan Politiek, Head of Security at Arriva Nederland
Julien Dufour, Police Commissioner, Chief of the unit in charge of security coordination in the public transport
Alain Lefevre, General Director, Crisis Centre

 

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