A dynamic, networked resilience management system is being developed in the city of Freiburg. The aim is to improve the planning of major events, evacuation in crisis situations, communication between the emergency services and dialogue with the public.


Living safely in Freiburg: resilience management for the city

The narrow alleyways and squares of Freiburg's old town centre are often a hive of activity. To ensure that major events can take place safely and undisturbed, safety aspects must be taken into account as early as the event planning stage. Should a high-risk situation arise, visitors must be quickly brought to safety and the danger brought under control. To this end, the emergency services of the security authorities must maintain a clear overview of the situation and make decisions quickly.

Project goal

To support the security authorities in this endeavour, the FreiburgRESIST research and development project is developing an integrated resilience management system. The security authorities' existing systems are being networked and expanded with new functionalities such as simulations and sensor-based forecasts. The joint solution will be able to be used at major events as well as in everyday life in order to sustainably strengthen the city's security and resilience.


The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is now funding FreiburgRESIST in its second phase as part of the SIFOLife programme. In the first phase, a customised solution for local needs has already been developed. In the second funding phase, the concept will be implemented and trialled. The BMBF has pledged funding of over €6.6 million for the next four years.

Further information about the project can be found here: FreiburgRESIST website

Das Projektteam von FreiburgRESIST

Fact sheet

Total of funding: 6,6 Mio. €

Funding period: 10/2023 – 09/2027

Project partners

Associated Partners:

  • Regional partners: Polizeipräsidium Freiburg; St. Josefskrankenhaus; Sicheres Freiburg e.V.; Freiburger Verkehrs AG; Leistungszentrum
    Nachhaltigkeit Freiburg; Grünhof 3000 GmbH; DEHOGA Baden-Württemberg e.V.; Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung von Kriminalität, Sicherheit und Recht; DRK Landesverband Badisches Rotes Kreuz e.V.;
  • Associated municipalities: Villingen-Schwenningen, Heilbronn, Regensburg, Stuttgart, Lörrach; Polizei Rheinland-Pfalz, Hochschule der Polizei; Hochschule für Polizei Baden-Württemberg; Deutscher Präventionstag (DPT); ISE GmbH

sponsored by BMBF