CoESS is the only European employers’ organisation representative of the private security services

In the “Representativeness Study” to be published in October 2019, Eurofound confirmed that CoESS is the only European employers’ organisation representing the private security services at EU-level.

This provides CoESS with the unique privilege to represent Private Security in the European Social Dialogue, and to be officially consulted in the EU decision-making processes – as laid out in Art. 154 and 155 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

In the framework of European Social Dialogue, the Commission mandates Eurofound to carry out on a regular basis the “Representativeness Study”. The aim of this study is to find out if European sectoral social partner organisations are “representative” enough to act on behalf of their entire industry, and if they have the capacity to negotiate and pass agreements on behalf of their members.

The European Commission further encourages CoESS to recommend to its members, especially those who do not have a social dialogue yet in place, to pro-actively engage in this activity. Indeed, this is of great importance, for example when it comes to the transposition of EU law at national level, as it is currently the case with the EU Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions.

CoESS would like to thank all the members who have contributed to the study, and have reaffirmed its mandate to represent the European private security services with one voice at EU-level.

You can find here further information on the “Representativeness Study” and Eurofound.