Business services are helping Europe decisively to reopen, even though they were themselves hit hard. The private security industry is particularly dealing with the severe consequences of the pandemic for the transport and event sectors. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Business Services Alliance (EBSA), of which CoESS is Board member, has issued two statements, focusing on good contracting practices and on the need for a sectoral approach in the lifting of the containment measures. With the shifting of the focus from containment to the recovery, the EBSA shares its views on the way forward.
Business services, often less visible players in the economy, are key drivers of economic growth and job creation in Europe. They are fundamental for increasing European productivity and transforming the European economy, which will be essential during the lifting of the containment measures and the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Industries like the private security services further play an important role for a safe and secure recovery as they are responsible for implementing many different infection prevention and control measures.
The services sectors represented by the EBSA would therefore welcome an open dialogue between the European Commission, services sectors associations and others to pave the way for an economic and social recovery in Europe, building on the role of business services in helping Europe to reopen.
In the statement published today, the EBSA calls on EU policymakers to pay particular attention to the following:
You can read the full statement here.