After two years of work to better understand the extent of current and future labour and skills shortages in the European Private Security Services Industry, CoESS and UNI Europa will bring the EU-funded Social Partner Project INTEL to an end. The final conference, to be hosted in Brussels on 24 February 2023, will assemble the representatives of the European Commission and key stakeholders of the European Private Security Industry. Discussions will focus on how to enhance diversity, inclusion and attractiveness in the face of labour shortages. To this end, a dedicated study and website will be launched. Registration is mandatory and possible by writing to email@example.com. You can download the agenda here.
The INTEL project aims to support Sectoral Social Partners in understanding, anticipating, preparing and managing labour and skills shortages in the Private Security Services Industry across the European Union. Goals of the project were three-fold:
- Deliver data on the extent of current labour and skills shortages in the European private security services industry.
- Help national Sectoral Social Partners across the EU in anticipating future skills requirements in the private security services industry.
- Initiate an exchange on good practices and solutions among national Sectoral Social Partners in the EU and provide recommendations for action.
To this end, the INTEL project included the following activities:
- the set-up a Social Partner Specialist Group on Skills Intelligence.
- a survey on current and future labour and skills shortages in the European private security services industry, delivering evidence-based data that is assembled in a dedicated report already.
- a project study on existing best practices and recommendations to national Sectoral Social Partners, aiming to help them in understanding, anticipating, preparing and managing labour and skills shortages in the private security services industry across the EU.
- national workshops which aimed at discussion findings and recommendations made by the INTEL project at national level. They were organised by CoESS’ members, and likewise supporting partners of the project, in Croatia (CSA), Germany (BDSW) and Sweden (Säkerhetsföretagen) in autumn 2022.
The upcoming multi-stakeholder conference to be organised on 24 February 2023 in Brussels will conclude the project by presenting the deliverables, but also by looking into the future and at best practices and recommendations on how to enhance diversity, inclusion and attractiveness in the sector. Confirmed speakers include:
- Ana Carrero, Deputy Head of Unit, Vocational Education and Training, Directorate- General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
- Martin Schieffer, Head of the Counterterrorism Unit, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
- Grainne Kelly, European People Leader, Securitas Services Europe
- Theresa White, Senior Vice President Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Allied Universal
- Eduardo Cobas, Chair Social Dialogue Committee and Vice-President, CoESS
- Oliver Roethig, Regional Secretary, UNI Global - Europe
- Gregory Gillet, Chair Social Dialogue Committee, European Telecommunications Network Operators Association (ETNO)
- Maureen Hick, Director Finances Sector, and Birte Dedden, Director for Information Communication and Technologies Sector, UNI Europa
- CoESS and UNI Europa members from +10 EU Member States
You can download the agenda here. Registration is possible by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The INTEL project was led from 2021-2023 by CoESS and UNI Europa. CoESS and UNI Europa are recognised by the European Commission as the representative EU Sectoral Social Partners for the private security services industry, and engaged in European Sectoral Social Dialogue since 1992. The INTEL project was co-funded by the European Union and underlines the value of European Sectoral Social Dialogue for the promotion of industrial relations and for finding solutions to the challenges of workers and businesses in Europe.