They discuss issues of mutual interest and take joint action at European level. This has allowed them to build up mutual trust and confidence and, more importantly, to regard each other as genuine and representative partners with a common interest in moving the sector forward in a way that benefits both companies and workers.
CoESS and UNI Europa develop their joint working programme on a yearly basis and define their priorities and objectives.
CoESS and UNI Europa have, over the years, adopted a number of joint declarations and have recently published a joint Best Value Manual to support organisations in purchasing private security services. The document, entitled “Buying quality private security services”, was developed thanks to European Commission funds and is available in 14 languages here: http://www.securebestvalue.org
The CoESS Committees bring together experts from the various areas of activities of the private security industry.
CoESS is active in a number of EU Expert Groups, where it brings its specific knowledge and expertise to the stakeholder community, and discusses matters of joint interest.