• Quality

    • Best value rather than lowest price
    • Responsible employers, professional, well trained and motivated staff
    • Innovative technology

    Key messages
  • Safety

    • Of the people, assets and organisations

    • Of the employees working for our companies

    • Of society in general, through public-private partnerships

    CoESS Committees
  • Compliance

    • Supporting the EU and national governments in developing legislation

    • Fair competition between players

    • Ensuring that providers of private security solutions meet the highest quality criteria

    Best Value Initiative
  • Trust

    • Engaging in a constructive and mutually beneficial dialogue with authorities

    • Best practice and ethics

    • Communicating clearly and in a transparent way to members and stakeholders


Key Figures

- 23 national associations from 18 EU Member States
- 45,000 private security companies
- 2 million private security guards
- yearly turnover in Europe: over €40 billion.


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Best Value Initiative

Discover the manual 'Buying quality private security services', developed by CoESS and UNI-Europa with the financial support of the European Union.

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