The security of Europe is closely related to specific developments in the Near and the Middle East, in Northern Africa and in the Southern Mediterranean as well as in the Russian Federation and its periphery. Energy supply, transport and transportation are affected by regional crisis potentials such as terrorism, illegal migration, insurgents, refugees, proliferation and escalating conflicts. Problem areas in the aforementioned regions are partly connected to regional problems with consequences for states and enterprises within the respective region, for European states and companies as well as for the European Union. In many cases these regional problems cannot be solved by the national authorities, and other nations often fail to contribute to solutions, although they might be profoundly affected by the respective threats. Comprehensive strategic insights and concepts to identify and overcome common risk potentials transfer them into political and commercial options in a fair balance of interests.
The CESS Approach
Regionally based Security Centres have the capability to provide strategic oriented security and policy consulting and to support enterprises, based on a comprehensive approach and profound regional insights. Together with its partners the CESS network is able to combine capabilities (governmental authorities, trade associations, enterprises) and to transfer them into consulting and common intentions and projects. At the same time it initiates a transfer of technology and know-how, increases efficiency and uses synergies in the respective regions.
A first regional Security Centre is to be established in Malta to operate in the Southern Mediterranean Area.
CESS provides expertise in four areas:
- Consulting of governments and enterprises within critical regions (Southern Mediterranean, Golf Area, Black Sea Area),
- Joint projects with regional enterprises
- Consulting and cooperation with European enterprises investing in the region
- Consulting and provision of expertise to the European Union.