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Welcome to our newsroom. Here you can find the most recent news from CoESS, our members and the private security sector.

27.06.2024Digital Infrastructure Needs: CoESS welcomes EU White Paper and calls for a more sustainable 5G transition
EU AFFAIRS
13.06.2024CoESS and UNI Europa mark 25 year anniversary of EU Social Partner Memorandum on Public Procurement
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
06.06.2024State of Security Berlin 2024: CoESS calls for ambitious transposition of the EU CER Directive
COESS ACTIVITIES
16.05.2024CoESS joins German members at BDSW General Assembly in Freiburg
COESS ACTIVITIES
25.04.2024Cyber resilience: CoESS welcomes upcoming EU legislation and promotes cybersecurity guidelines
COESS ACTIVITIES
16.04.2024EU Social Partners launch INTEL Next Generation, a new EU-funded project to tackle labour and skills shortages in private security
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
22.03.2024EU Action Plan on Labour and Skills Shortages: European Commission welcomes CoESS' initiatives
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
28.02.2024EU Elections: Security Industry highlights 5 priorities in new Manifesto
EU AFFAIRS
20.02.2024Diversity in Security Services: CoESS and UNI Europa adopt Social Partner Statement
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
16.02.2024CoESS becomes official partner of the EU Healthy Workplaces Campaign on Safe and Healthy Work in the Digital Age
CoESS ACTIVITIES
24.01.2024The EU Ports Alliance: CoESS joins initiative to fight drug trafficking and organised crime
EU AFFAIRS
09.01.2024CoESS and APEG-BVBO express in a Joint Statement their support to the Belgian EU Council Presidency
EU AFFAIRS
05.12.2023Implementation of EU Drone Strategy 2.0: CoESS welcomes EU C-UAS Package
EU AFFAIRS
29.11.2023Cyber Risks and Insurance Policies at Critical Infrastructure: CoESS at Geneva Summit 2023
COESS ACTIVITIES
21.11.2023Belgian Government hosts first EU Roundtable on Private Security with CoESS participation
COESS ACTIVITIES
14.11.2023EU Sectoral Social Partners in Services jointly call for a Revision of the EU Public Procurement Directive
EU Affairs
09.11.2023CoESS joins International Maritime Security Conference in Split
MEMBER ACTIVITIES
02.11.2023Promoting quality through standards: Adoption of sector-specific Standards in Maritime and Aviation Security
STANDARDS
20.10.2023Annual General Assembly 2023: CoESS takes stock of the year and new EU regulations
COESS ACTIVITIES
12.10.2023EU-funded SAFE-CITIES Project: Workshop and General Assembly in Cyprus
COESS ACTIVITIES
05.10.2023Critical Infrastructure Protection: CoESS speaks at CIPRE
COESS ACTIVITIES
28.09.2023Transposition of the EU CER Directive: CoESS joins discussion with German Police Academy in Hamburg
EU AFFAIRS
19.09.2023Labour shortages: CoESS and Euralarm discuss consequences for the security and safety industry
COESS ACTIVITIES
06.09.2023CoESS Cohesion Committee visits Swedish Social Partner Training Centre
MEMBER ACTIVITIES
24.08.2023EU AI Act : CoESS welcomes improvements proposed by Parliament and Council
EU AFFAIRS
10.07.2023CoESS presents role of private security in Critical Infrastructure Protection at OSCE Meeting
COESS ACTIVITIES
03.07.2023Spanish EU Council Presidency: CoESS and APROSER make proposals for a future-oriented, more resilient, European Union
EU AFFAIRS
04.05.2023EU Data Act: CoESS sees important improvements in the positions of EU Parliament and Council
EU AFFAIRS
27.04.2023Critical Infrastructure under attack: New CoESS White Paper details emerging cyber-physical security risks
COESS ACTIVITIES
18.04.2023CoESS publishes recommendations for the upcoming EU C-UAS Package
EU AFFAIRS
03.04.2023EU AI Act: CoESS discusses possible impacts in the security services with German security community
Coess activities
02.03.2023EU Social Partners launch online platform to tackle labour shortages in private security
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
01.03.2023CoESS calls for the facilitation of rules to use drones in Critical Infrastructure Protection
EU AFFAIRS
08.02.2023EU AI Act and EU Data Act: CoESS and Säkerhetsföretagen publish Joint Statement on the occasion of Swedish EU Council Presidency
EU AFFAIRS
08.02.2023Risk of a serious devaluation of European Social Dialogue: European Sectoral Social Partners write joint letter to the European Commission
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
02.02.2023EU-funded INTEL Project: Final Conference on enhancing diversity, inclusion and attractiveness on 24 February 2023 in Brussels
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
16.01.2023CoESS joins launch of EU-funded Safe Cities project on the protection of public spaces in a public-private partnership approach
COESS ACTIVITIES
20.12.2022Social Dialogue: CoESS and UNI Europa adopt Joint Declaration on Public Procurement and Collective Bargaining
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
08.12.2022CER Directive: EU law introduces quality control of security services in Critical Infrastructure Protection
EU AFFAIRS
01.12.2022EU Drone Strategy 2.0: CoESS strongly supports the roadmap towards the use of UAS in Europe
EU AFFAIRS
29.11.2022CoESS and Macedonian Private Security Chamber discuss CIP with Ministry of Defence in Skopje
COESS ACTIVITIES
24.11.2022Interview with Securindex Italy : CoESS' research on labour shortages in the security services
CoESS ACTIVITIES
15.11.2022CoESS and GES organise workshop on labour shortages in the context of the Paris Olympic Games 2024
coess activities
02.11.2022EU AI Act: CoESS calls on European Parliament to clearly differentiate between Biometric Identification vs. Verification/Authentication
EU Affairs
31.10.2022Airport Council International publishes White Paper on the Evolution of the Airport Workforce
news
27.10.2022EU-funded INTEL project concludes workshops on labour shortages in Croatia, Germany and Sweden
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
21.10.2022CoESS General Assembly 2022: The security industry in times of disruption and change
CoESS activities
07.10.2022EU Security Industry warns that EU Data Act proposal would lead to severe security risks
EU Affairs
30.09.2022European Experts discuss emerging threats and steps for enhanced resilience in maritime and port security
coess activities
08.08.2022EU Data Act: CoESS calls for exclusion of private security services
EU AFFAIRS
05.07.2022Introducing the first CIP standard for private security
STANDARDS
28.06.2022Labour shortages in Private Security: CoESS and UNI Europa publish first-ever EU-wide study
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
14.06.2022EU Disability Employment Package: CoESS calls for collaboration with Sectoral Social Partners
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
25.05.2022CoESS participates in consultation on EU Cyber Resilience Act
EU AFFAIRS
20.05.2022BSIA hosts CoESS Remote Surveillance Experts at IFSEC International 2022
CoESS ACTIVITIES
28.04.2022CER Directive: Discussion with Finnish stakeholders in Helsinki
EU AFFAIRS
05.04.2022INTEL Project: CoESS and UNI Europa host EU-funded webinar on diversity and inclusion
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
17.03.2022EU Standardisation Strategy: CoESS welcomes initiative to enhance strategic relevance of Standards
STANDARDISATION
17.02.2022Ensuring a Just Transition of the Private Security Services: CoESS and UNI Europa adopt new Work Programme
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
09.02.2022Discover the new EN 17483-1 Standard on the protection of Critical Infrastructure
STANDARDS
01.02.2022Joint Declaration from BDGW and VER.DI: Together for a secure and resilient money infrastructure
MEMBER NEWS
27.01.2022CEN Online Workshop: Security in the cyber-physical space
EVENTS
25.01.2022INTEL: Webinar on best practices for re-/upskilling in the Private Security Services
EVENTS
20.01.2022For a Europe that protects: CoESS and GES publish Joint Statement on French EU Council Presidency
EU AFFAIRS
20.01.2022CoESS and UNI Europa: Security Services are integral to the protection of Critical Infrastructure
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
21.12.2021CoESS participates in consultation on EU Drone Strategy 2.0
EU AFFAIRS
20.12.2021CoESS adopts position on the EU AI Act and Liability Rules
EU AFFAIRS
14.12.2021CoESS and UNI Europa adopt Joint Statement on the Integration of People with Disabilities
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
10.11.2021CoESS welcomes the European Parliament Report on the CER Directive
EU AFFAIRS
27.10.2021INTEL: High-level webinar on skills intelligence and labour shortages in private security
EVENTS
15.10.2021CoESS General Assembly: Kick-off to a future-oriented Work Programme
CoESS ACTIVITIES
15.09.2021MILIPOL 2021: Four days of exchange and discovery for all security professionals
EVENTS
06.09.2021German Federal Elections 2021: KÖTTER Security presents agenda for "Security 2.0"
MEMBER NEWS
17.08.2021Drones and AI: CoESS accompanies new EU initiatives
EU AFFAIRS
24.07.2021CoESS pays tribute to security workers on International Security Officers Day 2021
CoESS ACTIVITIES
22.07.2021Building a more resilient Europe: CoESS and ZRSZV publish Joint Statement on Slovenian EU Council Presidency
EU AFFAIRS
25.06.2021CoESS in mourning for BDSW Honorary President Wolfgang Waschulewski
OBITUARY
14.06.2021EU Cash Roundtable: Stakeholder Coalition calls to enforce legal tender status of cash
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
05.05.2021EU Minimum Wage initiative lacks legal basis: CoESS supports Joint Statement of EU sectoral employer groups
EU AFFAIRS
29.04.2021Private security provisions for the protection of Critical Infrastructure unanimously approved in CEN TC 439
STANDARDS
20.04.2021Marc Pissens appointed as Strategic Advisor for Aviation Security
MEMBER NEWS
19.04.2021CoESS joins EU Project to launch a Regional Certification Centre for Explosive Detection Dogs and Certification Standards
COESS ACTIVITIES
07.04.2021CoESS and UNI Europa launch Social Partner Project on Skills Intelligence
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
23.03.2021EU Directive on the Resilience of Critical Entities: CoESS calls on Parliament and Council to be more ambitious
EU AFFAIRS
04.02.2021The International Security Ligue publishes its Blueprint for Building Successful Private Security Partnerships
INDUSTRY NEWS
01.02.2021We need a future-oriented recovery: CoESS and AES publish Statement on Portuguese EU Council Presidency
EU AFFAIRS
29.01.2021European Services Social Partners adopt joint statement on strengthening social dialogue
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
28.01.2021Verisure joins CoESS as Sponsor Member
MEMBER NEWS
21.01.2021CoESS: It is part of our mission to support the EU Counter-Terrorism Agenda
EU AFFAIRS
18.01.2021Minimum Wages: Proposal for an EU Directive intervenes in Social Partner Autonomy
EU AFFAIRS
13.11.2020CoESS calls on Member States to improve coordination of travel restrictions
EU AFFAIRS
28.10.2020“War on Cash”: Social Partners call on the EU to enforce legal tender status of cash
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
22.10.2020CoESS General Assembly elects a new Board
COESS ACTIVITIES
16.10.2020Beyond COVID-19: Private Security Services call for Political Action
CoESS ACTIVITIES
22.09.2020CoESS and UNI Europa issue Joint Statement on tackling undeclared work
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
15.09.2020Webinar: Public procurement in the EU: the road forward
EVENT
08.09.2020Irish „Manguard Plus“ joins CoESS as company member
MEMBER NEWS
30.07.2020CoESS welcomes update of the EU Security Union Strategy
EU AFFAIRS
16.07.202010th Anniversary: Multi-sectoral Social Partners sign Joint Statement on guidelines to tackle third-party violence and harassment related to work
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
15.07.2020Business Services statement on recovery from the COVID-19 crisis
EU AFFAIRS
13.07.2020CoESS Recommendations: Guidance for the resumption of cruise ship operations in the EU
EU AFFAIRS
02.07.2020German EU Council Presidency: CoESS and BDSW issue Joint Statement
EU Affairs
18.06.2020BDSW: Historic day – private security services industry will be regulated by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior
MEMBER NEWS
10.06.2020Artificial Intelligence: CoESS calls for legal certainty and a human-centric, European approach
EU AFFAIRS
19.05.2020Recovery of Tourism and Transport: the European Commission and Member States must ensure safe implementation of guidelines
EU AFFAIRS
13.05.2020Business Services promote good contracting practices in the COVID-19 crisis
EU AFFAIRS
08.05.2020Social Partner Declaration on COVID-19: Business continuity and protection of workers
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
04.05.2020European Business Services call for sector-specific EU aid and coordination in the COVID-19 situation
EU AFFAIRS
29.04.2020Private security and the safe and secure economic recovery in the COVID-19 situation
MEMBER NEWS
14.04.2020COVID-19 : Private Security between public recognition and neglection
MEMBER NEWS
26.03.2020Observations and Recommendations on the COVID-19 Situation from the Private Security Sector
MEMBER NEWS
15.03.2020U-Space Opinion: CoESS sees a positive evolution of the text
EU AFFAIRS
10.02.2020European Minimum Wage: CoESS raises doubts on the legal basis for binding EU action
EU AFFAIRS
04.02.2020Social Dialogue : CoESS and UNI Europa adopt new Work Programme
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
30.01.2020CoESS and UNI Europa comment on Skills Agenda for Europe
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
15.01.2020The new European Commission takes office: CoESS follows security and social policies
EU AFFAIRS
06.01.2020CoESS calls for a revision of Directive 2008/114 for better CIP across Europe
EU AFFAIRS
19.12.2019Olympic Games 2024 in France: massive recruitment of private security agents "not feasible at this stage"
MEMBER NEWS
06.12.2019Quality and consistency: the key to high performing Explosive Detection Dogs
EU AFFAIRS
28.11.2019CoESS at BusinessEurope: low-cost procurement and labour shortages put pressure on our sector
EU AFFAIRS
20.11.2019Private security at Milipol: how to implement the “Security Continuum”
COESS ACTIVITIES
05.11.2019Social Partners sign Joint Declaration on the need to safeguard cash
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
22.10.2019Successful launch of CoESS White Paper on the Security Continuum
COESS ACTIVITIES
18.10.2019CoESS speaks at EU High-level Counter-UAS Conference
EU AFFAIRS
16.10.2019European Security Week in Nice – CoESS calls for public-private partnerships
COESS ACTIVITIES
14.10.2019Fire and Security Industry publish cybersecurity guidelines
COESS ACTIVITIES
10.10.2019European Security Summit: Dare to make security a collective effort
COESS ACTIVITIES
01.10.2019New European Commission – indicators for an ambitious security policy agenda
EU AFFAIRS
25.09.2019Social Day and TalentDays Ruhr: KÖTTER Services counts on soft skills and team players
MEMBER NEWS
12.09.2019Joint Employers Statement on reducing labour shortages
EU AFFAIRS
11.09.2019Join CoESS on LinkedIn
COESS ACTIVITIES
10.09.2019CoESS publishes 10 Recommendations and Commitments for the new legislative term
EU AFFAIRS
06.09.2019EU publishes Brexit Preparedness Checklist for Businesses
EU AFFAIRS
03.09.2019Kötter Group signs charter for diversity in the workplace
MEMBER NEWS
30.08.2019OSiMa Conference in Berlin on PPPs, best-value procurement and better regulation
COESS ACTIVITIES
30.07.2019Evaluation of Directive 2008/114 on European Critical Infrastructures
EU AFFAIRS
24.07.2019Security Union: Progress Report and Debate in European Parliament
EU AFFAIRS
30.06.2019Europol: EU Terrorist Threat and Tactics have become more complex in 2018
SECURITY NEWS
20.06.2019Presentation at Council of Europe: Anticipating Change Project
COESS ACTIVITIES
18.06.2019CoESS supports EU “Good practices on the protection of public spaces” and future sector-specific guidance
EU AFFAIRS
17.06.2019CoESS is the only European employers’ organisation representative of the private security services
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
11.06.2019Social Dialogue discusses event security and disruptors of the private security industry
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
05.06.2019SNES and USP merge to « Groupement des Entreprises de Sécurité »
MEMBER NEWS
23.05.2019CoESS at Preventica Paris: Need for Quality Standards and Security Continuum
COESS ACTIVITIES
22.05.2019Germany establishes guards register
MEMBER NEWS
15.05.2019CoESS White Paper on Passenger Ship Security
COESS ACTIVITIES
09.05.2019CoESS maritime experts visit Port of Antwerp
COESS ACTIVITIES
07.05.2019French Ministry of Interior and Private Security sign protocol
MEMBER NEWS
02.05.2019European social partners call for the creation of a network of safe and secure truck parking areas
EU AFFAIRS
23.04.2019CoESS and UNI Europa Social Dialogue meeting
SOCIAL DIALOGUE
16.04.2019Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions
EU AFFAIRS