The European Organisation for Security (EOS) – a lobby group created entirely on the back of the “public-private” partnership that is the European Security Research Programme – has issued a Position Paper on Priorities for a Future European Security Framework.
The position paper contains “common messages” and proposals for the “consistent development” and harmonization of the EU security market to be “suggested” to the EU Institutions and Member States. “The suggested priority actions, in particular the establishment of sector specific EU Security Programmes, will now be proposed for discussion to the new Commissioners and the European Parliament”.
The Position paper is based on a series of EOS white papers:
- EOS WHITE PAPER ON BORDER MANAGEMENT
- EOS WHITE PAPER ON BORDER SURVEILLANCE
- EOS WHITE PAPER ON CIVIL PROTECTION
- EOS WHITE PAPER ON CIVIL AVIATION
- EOS’ WHITE PAPER ON ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY
- EOS’ WHITE PAPER ON SURFACE TRANSPORT SECURITY
- EOS’ WHITE PAPER ON SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY
- EOS’ WHITE PAPER ON ICT & NETWORK SECURITY
The positions of the European Commission and ESRP are in any case so close to those of EOS that many of its suggestions are already EU policy. In other words: as lobbying efforts go, much of what appears above is already a done deal.