Information for participants

?What is the project about?
The City.Risks project is aimed at using innovative technologies to increase the perceptions of safety and security amongst citizens who live and/or work in the city.
?What is the pilot about?
The City.Risks platform, that you are invited to test and evaluate, provides a series of six services that enable you to interact with your neighbouring communities. If you experience an event, the platform enables you to reach out to other community members and to receive additional information in case they can provide additional information. Similarly, you may be asked if you have witnessed an event by other community members and by officials.
?How is this study funded?
This study is funded by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 research programme.
?What do I need?
All you need is an Android based smartphone and the City.Risks mobile app.
?How can I find out more about this study?
In case of questions you may contact us at

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During the pilot duration, you will be asked to use the app in the following scenarios.
Request for witness and community chat functions.

Request for witness and community chat functions.

01 Request for Witness

You will be encouraged to use the app to report offences or broader incidents that you may encounter in your city (e.g. damages, broken streetlights, graffiti, etc.). The City.Risks system will alert the community to help find witnesses and information on what happened.

02 Gather and Disseminate Information for Ongoing Events

You will be encouraged to use the app to build information (pictures and short description) of ongoing events you are close to that might affect general safety, and to send it to the City.Risks system. The system will then broadcast the information to the community who will be then alerted on what's going on.
Incident viewing and reporting

Request for witness and community chat functions.

03 Guide Me Via an Alternative Route

You will be encouraged to use the app feature to find a safe route in case of need: as an example, you may pretend you are a tourist who wants to go from point A to point B by avoiding risky areas. One you have selected your destination the app will drive you showing the safest way.

04 My Neighbourhood

You will be encouraged to use the City.Risks portal to get crime maps and other safety-related content of the city, including social media analytics and statistics . You will have the opportunity to share your findings with other interested users by email or through social networks like Facebook and Twitter.