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Safe Bus: Public Transport Security & Counterterrorism (FREE E-Learning)

12 Dec. > 12 Dec. 2023
FREE eLearning Training Programme
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The purpose of the SAFE BUS Project is to advance safety and security in public bus networks by making sure that all transport providers have access to knowledge about transport security and emergency procedures.


This Safe Bus e-Learning course introduces to you to a new and innovative training initiative on the security of public bus transportation. It is designed for both managers and bus drivers and aims to enrich security procedures and implement ready to use recommended solutions.


Public bus transport systems are becoming more and more vulnerable to various threats and risks of terrorist attacks.


Transport networks are susceptible to a range of incidents, which can impact service and need to be prepared for and managed. Terrorist activity has targeted public transport systems as vulnerable assets in the recent past and needs to be considered a serious threat. It cannot be addressed by governments alone – it is a collective responsibility, where all stakeholders play a role to support authorities and police with prevention, response and resilience.


As terrorist attacks can lead to a full-scale crisis planning and practicing response is sound practice to ensure business continuity and a resilient network. And when such incidents happen, a co-ordinated and well-managed response is essential.

Learning objectives

The aim of this e-Learning course is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and tools to not only anticipate terrorist attacks but also create adapted emergency preparedness and response plans. It will equip learners with:


  • Understanding the differences between activism and extremism;
  • Recognizing vulnerabilities and suspicious behaviour;
  • Actions to take regarding concerns or potential security situations;
  • Learn to construct a comprehensive security concept;
  • Build sound emergency preparedness & and response plans;
  • Learn the basics of crisis communication.


This e-Learning module is the first of several modules that will made available to participants/learners to build a solid foundation and understanding of safety and security on bus networks.

Additional modules, specifically tailored for bus drivers and bus managers, will be made available through the course of the 2023 year. All learners will be notified as soon as these are available. A recognised certification will be awarded to those who successfully complete all modules.

Module 1
Module 2
Module 3

Who is it for?

  • Bus line managers;
  • Bus drivers;
  • Security managers;
  • Operations managers;
  • Other public transport professionals engaged in emergency preparedness, security, safety, crisis management, risk managers from public transport operators and authorities;
  • Professionals from other sectors with an interest in exploring emergency preparedness from the point of view of public transport (e.g. first responders, private security companies, suppliers);
  • Experienced professionals as well as newcomers to the topic.

A good level of English an essential requirement to complete this course.

This training has been realised in the framework of the SAFE BUS project. The SAFE BUS project is funded by the European Union’s Internal Security Fund – Police, under the Grant Agreement No. 101034233

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