SAFEPOST, ‘Reuse and development of Security Knowledge assets for International Postal supply chains’, is a four year Integration project addressing the FP7-SEC-2011.2.4- 1 International Postal Supply Chains. The project started on the 1st April 2012

SAFEPOST will be aimed at establishing sustainable ‘total’ postal security solutions encompassing organisational, process, technological, human factors and training perspectives.

The focus will be on an innovative targeting and screening solution coupled to advanced information processing and operational optimisation capabilities in a cooperative European distributed model.


- Undertake requirement analysis to identify common Gaps in representative postal operations, where the security control measures do not match the threat probabilities and consequences. Augment the gap analysis with stakeholder requirements analysis to guide a detailed project specification for project developments. The specification should clarify the expected contribution of each development to postal security Key Performance Indicators (which will be derived from the stakeholder requirements);

- Produce a Postal Security Target Operating Model representing a generic model for future secure and efficient postal operations;

- Develop targeting, screening and threat handling solutions for postal operators;

- Develop postal operations optimisation services to compensate for time lost in screening;

- Develop a Postal Security Platform utilising existing technologies and open standards to provide the physical integration of the above and to support interoperability between the different postal security stakeholder groups;

- Organise a Postal Security pilot involving distributed demonstrators across Europe and providing facilities for linking the members of both PostEurop and Corte. Some pilot capabilities will be produced early (enabling a Pilot operation within the first 18 months);

- Provide a focused programme to facilitate the diffusion of project outputs across European member states and create a solid basis for sustainable developments


SAFEPOST will provide a highly innovative solution for postal security to:

- Assist stakeholders involved in postal services to achieve enhanced security without cost penalties

- Facilitate the sustainable development of increasing level of postal security across Europe

After making an inventory of security gaps starting from the perspective of the partner postal operations, the project will develop generic postal security models which will be integrated into a Postal Security Target Operating Model. This will enable postal operators, customs and other relevant actors to understand how to securely exchange information related not only to security but also to the optimisation of postal flows.

To support the implementation of the Postal Security Target Operating Model, a Postal Security Platform will be developed and will provide a ‘Common Postal Security Space’ with a view to create in the future a European/World Postal Security standard information sharing system:


Association de Opérateurs Postaux Publics Européens - Belgium
BMT Group - United Kingdom
GEOPOST UK - United Kingdom
Totalforsvarets Forskningsinstitut - Sweden
Tellusecure AB - Sweden
MJC2 - United Kingdom
INLECOM Systems - United Kingdom
Sociedad Estatal Correos Y Telegrafos - Spain
Atos - Spain
Stichting Nederlands Normalisatie Instituut - The Netherlands
Confederation of Organisations in Road Transport Enforcement - Belgium
Ellinika Tachydromeia - Greece
MARLO - Norway
Fundacion Zaragoza Logistics Center - Spain
K-NET - Greece
CONCEPTIVITY - Switzerland
Islandspostur HF - Iceland
Universita degli Studi di Genova - Italy
Cross-Border Research Association - Switzerland
European Organisation for Security - Belgium