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The security market in the EU remains largely under-studied and fragmented across geographies, security areas and industries. The objective of the EU Security Market study is to provide a sound overview of the situation of the civil security market in the EU and generate the necessary data allowing for a better analysis of its dynamics, including trends regarding its evolution.

To do so, the study is structured around several interrelated activities: first, the study characterises the EU Security Market by developing a market segmentation rationale, a mapping and catalogue stakeholders and a taxonomy of security products and services. Next, it provides a comprehensive view on the dynamics of the market in terms of value, supply and demand, competition and trends now and in the future. Finally, it brings forward conclusions and recommendations for the security market in terms of policymaking, technology, investment and data. An important consideration for this study is the alignment between security research, the industry itself and the EU priorities in security policy.

The market study uses the four main security research areas of the European Commission as a reference to structure the security landscape: (1) disaster risk management; (2) resilience of critical infrastructure; (3) border management and (4) the fight against crime and terrorism. These four security areas are an integral part of the market segmentation rationale, and are therefore a structuring element for all outputs of the study.