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Prof. Dr. Marc Cools in cooperation with CoESS and Aproser
This Fourth CoESS White Paper builds on the earlier impetus of those that have preceded it: ‘La participation de la sécurité privée à la sécurité générale en Europe - Private security and its role in European security’, ‘Privat och offentlig säkerhet i ett nordiskt perspektiv - Private and public security in the Nordic countries’ and
‘Private veiligheid in België; een inspiratie voor Europa? - La sécurité privée en Belgique; source d’inspiration pour l’Europe? - Private security in Belgium, a source of inspiration for Europe?’.
The content of this Fourth CoESS White Paper does not break with the themes of its predecessors. This time we focus more, mostly from an economic perspective, on the added value of private security services in Europe. The core of this White Paper refers to the need for new ideas that are legitimately supported by existing
METPROM stands for Modular Enhanced Training Programme for European Maritime Security Personnel.The main aim of the METPROM Project is to transfer the innovation already developed for the maritime security training and simulation based modules, in order to fill the security gaps created as the result of increased complex operational activities in ports which are vital for the timely conduct of shipping that more than 90 % of the world trade depend on.
CoESS will take the lead of Work Package 7 of the proposed project. It will oversee, support and coordinate the dissemination, exploitation and valorisation of the project. CoESS is fully committed to support the project when and where needed so as to ensure a successful project outcome and will assist – within the framework of its means and objectives – partners in their respective work packages. Through 27 national private security employers’ associations residing under CoESS’ umbrella, the outcomes of the project might receive widespread dissemination, which will in turn lead to a higher uniformity of vocational training programmes.
The first issue of the METPROM Newsflash is now available.
In Spain, Aena Aeropuertos and APROSER, CoESS' Spanish member federation have signed a Collaboration Agreement. The objective of this Agreement is to regulate the collaboration between the parties in different matters, as well as the development of a Programme to reward the staff at Private Security companies for their good work, their skills, and their professionalism in the performance of their jobs.
In August 2012, CoESS published another important Position Paper in reply to the European Commission Staff Working Document on Land Transport Security of 31 May 2012
The CoESS Board of Directors has accepted the request of the Chamber of the Republic of Macedonia of Security of People and Property to become an active member of CoESS, instead of an associated member.
The French private security association USP (Union des entreprises de Sécurité Privée), active member of CoESS, has published a Special Issue of its private security magazine ‘Sécurité Privée’ discussing the launch of the French CNAPS (Conseil National des Activités Privées de Sécurité – National Council for Private Security Activities).
On February 8-9, 2012 BDSW (Bundesverband der Sicherheitswirtschaft), the German private security association, active member of CoESS, in cooperation with the German federal police, organised the 4th edition of the Aviation Security Days in Potsdam, Germany. The theme of the conference was ‘Future Security Requirements in Passenger and Cargo Control’.
CoESS is proud to announce the official publication of its report ‘Private Security Services in Europe – CoESS Facts & Figures 2011’. This report provides a comprehensive overview of the European private security services landscape and targets a wide geographical area of 34 countries, i.e. the 27 EU Member States and seven additional European countries: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey. It allows for an updated and accurate outline of the private security services industry in each country focusing on key economic and legal aspects.
On November 25, 2011 the Directorate-General Home Affairs of the European Commission published the first implementation report on the EU Internal Security Strategy detailing concrete actions that will be taken in 2012. The report highlights progress on the fight against organised crime, terrorism and radicalisation, cybercrime, border management, crisis and disaster management and the external dimension of EU security.
On November 29, 2011 the Regulation on the professional cross-border transport of Euro cash by road between Euro-area Member States was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. It is binding as of this date with a transitional period of one year.