The Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) is a think tank on homeland security policies and an established research center since 2005 within the Hellenic Ministry of Citizen Protection, aiming to support security policy implementations in Greece, at a strategic level. More precisely, KEMEAs’ activities include research and development in the context of National and European projects in close cooperation with LEAs, training of practitioners in new systems and technologies, and the certification of practitioners in private security professions at the national level. The Center also provides advisory and consulting services to the Ministry of Citizen Protection, as well as other Public and Private authorities, on safety and security issues in parallel with its objective to bring together all national Law Enforcement Agencies (Police, Fire Service, Coast Guard, Civil Protection agency, etc.) and to enable them to collaborate, interconnecting them with corresponding agencies, research institutions and the industry from around Europe.
KEMEA’s researchers are specialized in various topics including Border Management and Surveillance, having participated in multiple Border Surveillance EU and National Projects whose pilot tests take place in the four land border demo sites of the organization. Additionally, KEMEA is operating a stand-alone fully functional mobile Command and Control Center which contributes to rapid deployment in harsh and isolated environments providing multi-functional surveillance capabilities, intelligent data products and innovative services to regional and national authorities.
KEMEA is actively involved in the NESTOR project as the Project Manager. More precisely, by utilizing its experience will contribute to the evaluation of NESTOR integrated system, as well as in the assessment of the system in accordance to the planned trials. Further, it will plan all the operational trials and evaluate their methodologies and outcomes, and also it will support the communication and networking activities of the NESTOR project.