ECSA – European Corporate Security Association

The European Corporate Security Association – ECSA is a not for profit Professional Association of Managers and Officials in charge of the Security & Resilience of Corporations and EU & International Institutions.

Name NWP ECSA – European Corporate Security Association
Remarks (optional)
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NWP of
UGhent please contact Hannah Verbeke at imarc@ugent.be
Professional field NWP
Security Guard Service
Organisational structure

International organisation, with other sections/departments/divisions in Europe

Short description NWP organisation

The European Corporate Security Association - ECSA is a not for profit Professional Association of Managers and Officials in charge of the Security & Resilience of Corporations and EU & International Institutions.

It aspires to create a community that promotes fellowship among its members and reflects the spirit of a team working towards common objectives: 

  • An adequate security awareness
  • A better understanding of the evolving Threat Landscape and of the strategies, measures and systems to mitigate these threats
  • To promotes synergy between relevant Academic, Research, Scientific, Public & Private Organizations and Associations
  • To stimulates Public-Private Cooperation

This Community Feeling and Team Spirit are the Core Values of ECSA.

To its community, ECSA offers a Trusted Forum for: 

  • Sharing of common Issues & Experiences
  • Information & Education
  • Networking with co-members and third parties
Thematic key words (following the criteria of IMARC dimensions)
  • One (or more) of IMARC’s three dimensions: security
  • One (or more) themes within these dimensions:
      • Radicalisation & Extremism
      • Theory & (research) Methodology
      • Geopolitics
      • Inclusion & Exclusion
      • Culture & Hybrid Identities
      • EU Law & Policy on Justice and Home Affairs
      • Regulation & Control
Research needs and/or research questions NWP
  • Approach to the security community and ways to interact
  • Fact based identification of groups requiring additional attention from corporate security
  • Fact based policy on how to best neutralise armed aggressors (police training and mind set + involvement of the civil population
Offer NWP: the role of the IMARC researcher
  • Independent conduct of research
  • Access to data/documents
  • Possibility to consult experts and specialists
  • Actively contributing to the development of policy and/or projects
  • Internship/traineeship
  • Administrative tasks
Number of IMARC researchers that can be placed at NWP per academic year
1 or 2 per year
Is it possible for IMARC researchers to have other forms of research collaboration and data collection (other than internship)?

Yes, namely:

  • Data collection
      • Survey
      • Interviews
      • Document/archival research
      • Participant observation
Financial compensation (for IMARC researchers)
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Selection procedure

Yes:

  • Outline procedure (incl. potential timing restrictions/deadlines): CV, motivation letter, interview
  • Description selection criteria
Which language is required?
  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
Certain agreements that need to be respected, such as screening procedures for students and confidentiality of the data, and the like?

Clear credentials procedure

Possible start date / end date internship and/or other research collaboration

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