The Centre for Security Studies (KEMEA) is the think tank on homeland security policies and the established research centre since 2005 for the Hellenic Ministry of Citizen Protection, aiming to support security policy implementations in Greece at a strategic level.
The main objective of KEMEA is to bring together all Greek first responders and to enable them to collaborate with corresponding agencies, research institutions and the industry from around Europe. Up to this point, KEMEA is involved in the participation in numerous national and EC R&D activities and initiatives as it has established communication links exploring synergies and working together to produce end user driven research on all fronts of the Security Sector. In addition, KEMEA is strongly involved in domain analysis, collaborative design and ethical, legal and social issues while results are disseminated through workshops, as well as via a strong presence in International Scientific and Thematic conferences.
KEMEA currently employs 78 highly qualified and experienced researchers and Security experts, including 25 active officers from LEAs. These researchers and experts are specialized in various topics such as: Border Management and Surveillance, Smart Borders, Crisis Management, Emergency Response, GIS, Hazardous Materials, Information Security, Cyber Security, Information Systems, Telecommunications, Ad Hoc Networks, Civil Protection, Operational Readiness Exercises, Statistics, International Relations, Transportation Security and European Policy, etc.