EU Critical Infrastructures (CIs) are increasingly at risk from a variety of intentional cyber-physical attacks (malware, terrorist driven exploits, etc.) as well as risks from natural hazards (e.g. extreme weather, fires, earthquakes, disastrous consequences of global warming) and hybrid threats including fake news.  Recent research and emerging solutions focus on the protection of individual CIs (ports, energy distribution, hospitals, …), however, the interrelationships between CIs has become more complex and managing the impacts of cascading effects and enabling rapid recovery is becoming more pertinent and highly challenging.

The PRECINCT project will provide a model-driven collaborative and unifying cyber-physical security and resilience management platform for smart resilient PRECINCTs, leveraging advances from CIP and INFRA-01 projects, as well as the extensive body of work in Urban and Critical Infrastructure protection and resilience management (RESILENS, DRIVER, RESOLUTE thus exploiting, evolving and embodying key outputs and knowledge gained into the PRECINCT models and services.


4 Living Labs

  • Ljubljana
  • Antwerp
  • Greece
  • Italy


  • A PRECINCT Framework Specification for systematic CIs security and resilience management fulfilling industry requirements.
  • A Cross-Facility collaborative cyber-physical Security and Resilience management Infrastructure enabling CI stakeholder communities to create AI-enabled PRECINCT Ecosystems and enhanced resilience support services.
  • A vulnerability assessment tool that uses Serious Games to identify potential vulnerabilities to cascading effects and to quantify resilience enhancement measures.
  • PRECINCT’s Digital Twins to represent the CIs network topology and metadata profiles, applying closed-loop Machine Learning techniques to detect violations and provide optimized response and mitigation measures and automated forensics.
  • Smart PRECINCT Ecosystems, deployed in four large-scale Living Labs and Transferability Validation Demonstrators, will provide measurement-based evidence of the targeted advantages and will realize Digital Twins corresponding to the CIs located therein, include active participation of emergency services and city administrations with results feeding back to the Digital Twins developments.
  • Sustainability related outputs including Capacity Building, Dissemination, Exploitation, Resilience Strategy, Policy/ Standardization recommendations.