Athens, 27 November 2013

Public Safety Communication Europe Forum (PSCE) is a Forum aiming at improving provision of public safety communications and information management systems and the safety of the citizens during crisis and emergency situations. PSCE provides a unique common platform for researchers, industry and users enabling regular exchange of ideas, information, experiences and best practices.

To achieve its mission, PSCE carries out in particular the following activities:

• Consolidate and validate user requirements in the field of public safety concerning communication and information management systems;
• Raise awareness on technical solutions under development;
• Identify non-technological issues;
• Propose a Research and Development agenda or a technical platform;
• Contribute to standardization activities related to public safety communications;
• Develop Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on main public safety communication and information system topics;
• Promote the common views defined by its members and represent them through the appropriate channels to the relevant European and International Authorities;
• Undertake any other activities relevant to the mission, such as, for example, the participation in EU projects.

Find out more about the Forum’s activities, publications, regular events, policy papers, membership opportunities and much more by clicking on the respective sections of the PSC Europe website.

Athens, 7 December 2015

The Center for Security Studies – KEMEA is the Coordinator for the European Research Project INSPEC2T (Inspiring CitizeNS Participation for Enhanced Community poliCing acTions), whose goal is to further strengthen and enhance the Community Policing institution, through the use of technological platforms and social media.

Within the project’s framework, a pan-European survey regarding the cooperation between LEAs and Citizens is taking place, as part of broader policing actions. This research aims to identify the different forms of such a cooperation within the EU Member States and, more specifically, the use of social media in the domain of communication between the police and citizens. This cooperation between authorities and citizens has already taken on an important role and is implemented to a different degree and under different circumstances.

In order to participate in this survey, you are kindly requested to follow the link below and to answer the respective questions:

The time required to complete the survey is approximately 7-8’.


The Center for Security Studies is a founding member of the European Organisation for Security (EOS), a non-profit organization based in Belgium.

Today, EOS represents the interests and expertise of 42 Members involved in Security providing technology Solutions and Services from 13 different countries of the European Economic Area, representing more than 65% of the European Security Market and 2 million employees in Europe.

EOS is one of the most important voices in the public – private dialogue with European and Member States Institutions on security issues.

It facilitates the coherent development of the European Security Market, supporting the widespread deployment and implementation of solutions and services to provide security and safety to citizens, governments and economy.

EOS is providing to its Members synergetic added value across different sectors (as ICT, defence, civil security, energy, transport, finance, services, research, etc.) where single Members, for different reasons, cannot provide alone a European impact. EOS’ main objective is the development of a harmonised European Security Market in close cooperation with users from the public and private sector, while satisfying political, social and economic needs, through the efficient use of budgets and the implementation of available security solutions and services in priority areas.  

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The Center for Security Studies, in cooperation with the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and the Greek Self-Regulatory Body for the content of the Internet (Safenet), under the European Programme Directorate General DG HOME AFFAIRS of the EU, have created the Greek Centre for Cybercrime (GCC).

On a national level, GCC directly benefits the local LEAs to fight cybercrime. Greece ranks very high in reported metrics related to cybercrime infrastructure support. Thus the local LEAs are often called first to deal with cybercrime incidents and any advances in cybercrime training, research, and education provide significant benefit to them.

The objectives of GCC are to:

• advance cyber crime training and relevant University education in Greece

• improve research in focused areas of cyber crime such as botnets and cyberattacks

• mobilize the Greek constituency in the area of cyber crime

• collaborate with similar centres so as to maximize the uptake of the results

GCC will unfold a two-pronged cybercrime training and education initiative:

• On the one hand, a set of University courses will be developed which will improve the cybercrime understanding for a new generation of scientists and law students.

• On the other hand, a set of short-term highly-focused training courses will target existing LEA personnel and employees of the industry in order to improve their understanding of cybercrime and improve their day-to-day response.

Combining the expertise and the know-how emerging from the collaboration with KEMEA, the one of the national industry, academia and law enforcement GCC aims to promote the state-of-the-art in cybercrime investigation. At the same time, capitalizing on the excellent research record of its consortium, GCC aspires to become established as a centre of excellence in the area of cybercrime research.


With the financial support of the
“Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme”
European Commission – Directorate-General Home Affairs

Visit the GCC website at

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