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18.06.2019
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CoESS supports EU “Good practices on the protection of public spaces” and future sector-specific guidance

The European Commission published a Staff Working Document on “Good practices on the protection of public spaces” – a first key outcome of the EU Operators Forum, an Expert Group of which CoESS is an official member.

This guidance document shall help public law enforcement and private operators in enhancing security of public spaces and events.

The European Commission encourages the private sector to promote the document and make active use of it by developing sector-specific guidelines. Likewise, Member States are called upon to share the document with public administration and police, both on national/federal, regional and local levels.

CoESS has pro-actively contributed to the guide and congratulates the European Commission on this excellent initiative. We encourage our members to make active use of it when setting up security plans with law enforcement and private operators. CoESS remains committed to supporting the EU in promoting best practices in the protection of public spaces, and offers its expertise to national and EU stakeholders aiming to translate the document into more sector-specific guidance.

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