HSD Café: The Rise of Private Security Provision

17 July 2014
16:00h - 17:45h
HSD Campus, Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 104, 2594 AN, The Hague
Organised by:
The Hague Security Delta

The theme of this HSD Café will be Privatisering van de veiligheidszorg.

Increasingly, security at the domestic level,  is no longer provided by the police but by private security firms which are meeting an ever greater demand for such services. This development raises some questions with regard to issues such as effectiveness and accountability, as well as whether private organisations can live up to the same standards of public service as the police and other public actors pursue. To what extent are these concerns valid, and what opportunities are there for private and public security providers to better cooperate and benefit from eachother?

An introduction to this topic will be given by Mr Jaap de Waard, senior policy advisor at the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice and former secretary of the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN). He will approach these questions amongst others, by looking at practices elsewhere in Europe. Our second speaker is Mr Joery Matthys, professor at Leiden University, Campus The Hague, who will address some of the public policy and accountability issues. The meeting will be conducted in Dutch.

 About the HSD Café

16.00-17.00 Presentation + Discussion 17.00-17.45 Drinks and networking The HSD Cafés are organized for HSD partners on every first and third Thursday of each month (except on public holidays). From cyber to critical infrastructure, 20 sessions will be organized around security topics relevant for companies, the government, and knowledge organizations. In the first hour (16.00-17.00) of each HSD Café, an expert will briefly present a security topic, dilemma, or innovation, followed by an informal discussion. The second part of the HSD Café (17.00-17.45) will consist of drinks and a possibility to network. The HSD Cafés provide an excellent opportunity to meet (potential) business partners, bring along your contacts, expand your knowledge, and shape the debate on key security issues of the future. Tell us what you think. Let your voice count, expand your network, and join the debate!


Unfortunately there is no parking available underneath the HSD Campus. From 14.00h. you can park for free in the neighbourhood. 






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