HECTOS Final event

The HECTOS project final event was held at the Bouche à Oreille (BaO) conference centre in Brussels on December 6th 2017.

The event was held as part of the 9th meeting of the European Commission’s Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies which provided the opportunity to make a number of new contacts. Stakeholders from the user, manufacturer, governmental, standardisation and certification sectors joined members of the project team at the meeting. The BaO, a converted former convent, provided an effective and unusual venue for an interesting day of presentations and lively discussion. The day was opened by Anders Elfving, the HECTOS project coordinator and Gerburg Larsen the Commission’s project officer for HECTOS placed the project in context.

Members of the project team presented the various aspects of the project including the HECTOS certification framework, the ongoing CEN/CENELEC CWA standardisation activities and case studies. After lunch, there was a poster session and presentation of the roadmap which is being developed to explore how a set of harmonised certification schemes for physical security products could be implemented. The day concluded with a discussion session on how the work of the project can be taken forward by the security community and the roles of the different stakeholders.

Final event presentation

Photo: George Vardulakis

Final event presentation 2

Photo: George Vardulakis



FOI, Swedish Defence Research Agency 
Department of Weapon Effects and Security of Explosives

Grindsjön Research Centre 

SE-147 25 Tumba



Anders Elfving
Tel: +46 8 555 039 81
Mobile: +46 70 927 70 59
Email: anders.elfving@foi.se

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research,

technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 606861.