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Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security
The Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI) is a body of the Council of the European Union. It was established based on Article 71 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (2009) in order to facilitate, promote, and strengthen the coordination of EU Member States' operational actions in internal security. It is composed of high-level officials from Member States’ ministries of the interior and of representatives of the European Commission. The Committee is empowered to coordinate the activities of the national police, customs and civil protection authorities, external border protection authorities, and in some circumstances judiciary bodies. COSI has also role in assisting the Council in reacting to natural and man-made disaster (relates to the solidarity clause).
- Council of the European Union: Standing Committee on cooperation on internal Security (COSI). Draft COSI 18-month work programme. Doc. no. 12363/1/11. Brussels, 4 July 2011.
- http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/internal-security/cosi/index_en.htm (COSI official website)