Poverty reduction was traditionally the main goal of cooperation and development programmes. However, over the last decade, and especially after September 11th, the security and home affairs sector has gained significant attention from international donors. Security can be guaranteed only if internal activities are paired with external and outreach activities that promote stability, peace, and the effective fight against serious crime and terrorism.
In addition, security and development are interdependent. When a country does not strengthen its internal security systems to combat crime, public disorder, natural disasters, or internal crisis, it puts the pillars of a stable platform for long-term economic growth at risk: external aid agencies require minimum security standards to be able to operate, and international businesses strongly base their investment decisions on the security problems a country faces.
B&S Europe aims to enhance global peace and security and thereby contribute to the stability and growth of the international community. We work with Police and other law enforcement agencies, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Financial Intelligence Units, Security Training Centres, Defence and CBRN risk mitigation centres to design and develop solutions to increase security in the short and long term, promote effective inter-agency cooperation, institutional development, ethics and respect of Human Rights standards; as well as encourage constant innovation in cooperation with private sector actors.