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Profile of registrant

Confederation of European Security Services

Identification number in the register: 61991787780-18
Registration date: 19/01/12 15:51:45

The information on this organisation was last modified on 06/01/14 14:47:03
The date of the last annual update was 06/01/14 14:47:03

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Confederation of European Security Services
Acronym: CoESS
Legal status: De facto association
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Hilde De Clerck
Position: Secretary-General of CoESS

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Hilde De Clerck
Position: Secretary-General of CoESS

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 249 Jan Bogemansstraat/Rue Jan Bogemans 
Wemmel 1780
Telephone number: (+32) 24620773
Fax number: (+32) 24601431
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Confederation of European Security Services (CoESS) is the European umbrella organisation for 27 national private security employers’ associations. It was founded in 1989. CoESS is the only representative European employers’ organisation defending the interests of the private security services industry. It is recognised by the European Commission (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) as a European sectoral social partner in accordance with the European Treaties. CoESS represents 18 EU Member States and a total of 25 countries, which translates into some 50,000 private security companies employing a total of 1.8 million private security employees. The European private security services industry generates a yearly turnover of approximately € 35 billion Euros.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

EU Commission DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion: Call for Porposals VP/2013/001 (Grant agreement VS/2013/0365)

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

- European Business Services Roundtable (EBSRT)
- European Employers' Network (EEN)
- European Sectoral Social Dialogue for the Private Security Sector
- Stakeholders Advisory Group for Aviation Security (SAGAS)
- Stakeholders Advisory Group for Maritime Security (SAGMaS)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 12,266,575 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

CoESS is only financed by the annual membership contributions of its members.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.