Confederation of European Security Services

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Lobbying Costs

500,000€ - 599,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.75 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Confederation of European Security Services   (CoESS)

    EU Transparency Register

    61991787780-18 First registered on 19 Jan 2012

    Goals / Remit

    The Confederation of European Security Services (CoESS) is the European umbrella organisation for 22 national private security employers’ associations. It was founded in 1989. CoESS is the only representative European employers’ organisation defending the interests of the private security services industry. It is recognised by the European Commission (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) as a European sectoral social partner in accordance with the European Treaties. CoESS represents 18 EU Member States and a total of 22 countries, which translates into some 45,000 private security companies employing a total of 2 million private security employees. The European private security services industry generates a yearly turnover of approximately € 40 billion Euros.

    Main EU files targeted

    Land Security: rail & public transport
    Maritime and Port Security
    Social Dialogue private security sector
    Critical Infrastructure
    Insider Threat
    Services Standardisation
    Undeclared Work
    Future legislation on drones (UA's)
    Artificial Intelligence


    Head Office
    avenue des Arts 56 / Kunstlaan 56
    Brussels 1000
    EU Office
    avenue des Arts 56 / Kunstlaan 56
    Brussels 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 17 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Alexander FRANK 26 Aug 2023 26 Aug 2024
    Ms Catherine Piana 19 Mar 2022 18 Mar 2023
    Alexander FRANK 17 Mar 2022 17 Mar 2023
    Ms Catherine Piana 25 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Alexander FRANK 06 Jun 2019 06 Jun 2020
    Ms Catherine Piana 20 Dec 2018 01 Jan 2020
    Ms Catherine Piana 03 Jan 2018 20 Dec 2018
    Ms Catherine Piana 08 Dec 2016 07 Dec 2017

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    - European Business Services Roundtable (EBSRT)
    - European Employers' Network (EEN)
    - NBN (Bureau for standardisation in Belgium)
    - European Business Service Alliance (EBSA)
    - CEN Cenelec

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    500,000€ - 599,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusin - Agreement number VS/2021/0031 133,402€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion - Agreement number VS/2021/0031 16,787€
    Grant Grant Agreement VS/2021/0211 - Procurfair 2,438€
    Grant Horizon Europe (HORIZON) - Projectg 101073945 - SAFE-CITIES - HORIZON-CL3-2021-FCT-01-07 28,675€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    500,000€ - 599,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Expert Group on Land Transport Security#E02821# #Observer #C#Industry#Experts group on Safe and Secure Parking Areas for Trucks#E03642# #Member #C#Professionals#Expert Group on Drones#E03533# #Member #C#Industry#Stakeholders' Advisory Group on Aviation Security#X02883# #Member #C#Employees/workers, Professionals#Stakeholders Advisory Group on Maritime Security #E01087# #Member #C#Industry#Standing Committee on Precursors#E03245# #Observer #C#Professionals

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Demographic challenges, family-work balance and youth transition#Artificial intelligence and digital

    Communication activities

    White Paper on the New Security Company
    White Paper on Critical Infrastructure Protection
    Best Practices in Transport Security - October 2017
    EU funded project "Anticipating, Preparing and Managing Employment in the Private Security Industry -final 2018
    EU funded project "AITRAP - Aviation Insider Threat Recognition and Prevention - Final 2018
    White Paper "The Security Continuum in the New Normal" -October 2019
    CoESS-Euralarm Cyber Security Guidelines - October 2019
    CoESS-Federsicurezza 6th European Summit - Rome, 10 October 2019
    White Paper "The New Normal 2.0: Private Security and COVID-19 in Europe" - October 2020

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    6 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 09 Jul 2024 Location Brussels
      Subject The Public Procurement Directives and the role of social criteria in public procurements awarding
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      • Nicolas Schmit (Commissioner)
      • Santina Bertulessi (Cabinet member)
      • Anouk Faber (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Oct 2020 Location online
      Subject Social dialogue
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      • Andrea Nahles (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 06 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject security matters
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      • Julian King (Commissioner)
    • Date 28 Feb 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Security Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      • Silvio Mascagna (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Dec 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Infrastructure protection
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      • Severine Wernert (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Feb 2015 Location Berlaymont, Brussels
      Subject Internal Market Strategy for Goods and Services
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
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