In order to achieve the objectives of the study, a wide number of stakeholder consultations were conducted to provide the opportunity to key stakeholder to share input and feedback. The Stakeholder Catalogue served as an important input for the definition of the data collection approach (i.e., understanding of the ecosystem, identification of stakeholders for outreach and consultation).
While the stakeholder catalogue constitutes an important source of information for the analysis, it is not intended to provide an exhaustive picture of the whole security ecosystem; rather, it provides a representative sample of actors involved in the civil security industry, based on procurement and R&I data collected and analysed for this study (i.e., buyers and sellers of security products and services based on contract data).
The demand side stakeholders in the catalogue represent those requesting products and services for civil security purposes under one of the security areas. The main stakeholders are Ministries, agencies, law enforcement forces and research institutions. The supply side stakeholders in the catalogue represent those providing products and services for civil security purposes under one of the security areas.
The catalogue is planned as a living product, that should be maintained and updated after the completion of the study (e.g., new stakeholders can be added as the ecosystem grows or changes). The information provided is based on data collected until May 2022.
Note: Stakeholders mapped in this interactive tool can be situated in the capital region of the Member State or country in which the provider of civil security products or services are located when the exact location of the stakeholder organisation is not known, based on the availability or completeness of procurement, contract and R&I finding data. Similarly, when data available does not allow to precisely determine the scope of activity of the stakeholder (e.g., European, national, regional), the ‘level’ is left as unspecified.