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Confederation of European Security Services

Identification number in the register: 61991787780-18
Registration date: 19/01/2012 15:51:45

The information on this entity was last modified on: 22/01/2015 11:23:41
The date of the last annual update was: 22/01/2015 11:21:15

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Confederation of European Security Services



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Trade, business & professional associations

    Contact details

Jan Bogemansstraat/Rue Jan Bogemans, 249
Wemmel 1780

(+32) 24620773

(+32) 24601431

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Catherine Piana

Director-General ad interim

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Catherine Piana

Director-General ad interim

    Goals / remit

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.



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

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • 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

    Membership and affiliation

- 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

01/2014  -  01/2015

50,000  € - 100,000  €

0 €

85,654 €

1. CoESS is financed by the contributions of its members. 2. The grant received by the European Commission relates to the project "Selecting Best Value – A Manual for Organizations Awarding Contracts for Private Guarding Services: Updating, redefinition of scope and dissemination of the renewed guide".

    Code of conduct

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