Security Committee

Council of the EU

The Security Committee was created by Council decision 2011/292/EU of 31 March 2011.


The Security Committee examines and assesses security matters related to Council proceedings and if necessary makes recommendations.

Information assurance

EU classified information needs to be protected in communication and information systems


The Security Committee is composed of representatives from national security services or other relevant member state authorities. There are 3 expert sub-groups under the Security Committee:

  • information assurance
  • Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS)
  • security accreditation

Representatives from the Commission and the European External Action Service also attend meetings. The Committee is chaired by the secretary general of the General Secretariat of the Council or by their delegate.