Center for Security Studies (KEMEA)

KEMEA, is a think tank on homeland security policies and an established research center since 2005 under the Hellenic Ministry of Citizen Protection, aiming to support security policy implementations in Greece, at a strategic level. Furthermore, KEMEA is appointed as the Greek “National Contact Point” for the implementation of Directive 2008/114/EC, regarding the protection of the European Critical Infrastructures.

Its activities include research and development in the context of National and European projects in close cooperation with Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), training of practitioners in new systems and technologies, and certification of practitioners in private security professions at the national level.

One of the main objectives of KEMEA is to bring together national Law Enforcement Agencies, EU agencies and institutions, research institutions and the industry, to establish communication links, and to enable collaboration among them.

Among other partnerships, since 2016 KEMEA is a Framework Partner of CEPOL- the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training for the coordination and implementation of training activities and learning products, as well as a founding member of the European Organization for Security (EOS), established in 2007.

Role in the ProSPeReS: KEMEA is the leader of Works Package (WP2)- Vulnerability Assessment & Needs Analysis of Religious sites. The primary objective of this work package is to exchange good practice examples in current security systems and to identify a common set of needs and gaps evident at various religious sites of worship that need to be addressed for enhancing the level of security around the EU, based on a risk management approach.