Center for Security Studies (KEMEA)Center for Security Studies (KEMEA)
The Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) has been established by the Law 3387/2005 as the Hellenic Ministry’s of Citizen Protection (former Public Order and Citizen Protection) think tank on security policies.
KEMEA is supervised by the Minister of Citizen Protection (former Public Order and Citizen Protection) and it is a scientific, consulting and research agency, whose purpose is to conduct theoretical and applied research and to perform studies, particularly at the strategic level, on security policies. In 2011, KEMEA was appointed by Presidential Decree No39 (06.05.2011), as the “National Contact Point” for the protection of European Critical infrastructures (ECIs) – “ECIP contact point” – following the implementation of the 2008/114/EC Directive of the European Council of December 8th 2008 “regarding the definition and designation of the European Critical infrastructures and the assessment of the need to improve the protection of such infrastructures”.
KEMEA is authorized to provide professional certification through examinations (in cooperation with the National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance-EOPPEP no 3200/09−02/2012) to Private Security personnel.
KEMEA represented the Hellenic Government to the European Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF) of the European Commission (EC) and is a Member to the Board of Directors of the European Organization for Security (EOS). KEMEA is also successfully participating in many funded Projects by the EC and the European Space Agency (ESA).