Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Home Affairs, will today take part in a High-Level Public-Private Roundtable on security issues. Organised by EOS (European Organisation for Security) under the patronage of Mrs Malmström, the Roundtable will explore ways of how the public and private side can together contribute to the implementation of EU security policies, in particular the actions envisaged under the Internal Security Strategy.
“In order for the Internal Security Strategy in Action to truly make a difference, it is crucial that everyone does their part. Not only the EU’s institutions and the Member States, but also civil society, local authorities and the private sector. I am very pleased with the support given by the Member States to this strategy and I am looking forward to discussing with representatives of the European security industry how they can contribute to make our citizens safer”, said Cecilia Malmström.
European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström together with representatives from the Hungarian Presidency, executive management of EU institutions and specialised agencies, national Ministries for Interior and representatives of the private European security sector will meet to assess the economic and technological issues linked to EU actions in the field of security and the needed supportive measures, also in view of the ongoing discussions on the future EU financial perspectives.
Taking place in Brussels, at the Berlaymont building, on the afternoon of February 9, 2011, participation in the Roundtable is by invitation only.
A VIP corner will be held by Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, László Felkai State Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior of Hungary together with Luigi Rebuffi, CEO of EOS on 9 February, at 14h00 in the VIP corner of the Berlaymont.
The “EU Internal Security Strategy in Action” (IP/10/1535 and MEMO/10/598) provides a basis for concerted action to address common security challenges. It explains what the EU seeks to achieve in the area of internal security in order to disrupt criminal and terrorist networks, protect citizens, businesses and societies against cybercrime, increase EU security by smarter border management, and strengthen the Union’s readiness and response to crises.