Europe’s security sector is highly splintered. Not only is the supplier base spread across countless industrial sub-sectors, but the demand-side cascades down through a huge diversity of end-user authorities – from pan-European to national to regional and local. And there is still far too little coordination across borders.
Europe faces two main industrial challenges in the sector, namely to:
- overcome the market’s fragmentation
- strengthen the industrial base
DG Enterprise and Industry is considering a number of possible industrial initiatives to help strengthen the sector. These range from faster funding for prioritized R&D projects to the definition of security codes of conduct for supply chains.
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