Annual Cyber Project Community Meeting Concluded in Brussels

On 15th May, EU CyberNet hosted the annual Cyber Project Community (CPC) meeting in cooperation with the European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments and the European External Action Service (EEAS) to provide for a fora to the EU funded external cyber capacity building projects’ implementers to share information, facilitate cooperation and learn from each other’s best practices.   

The meeting entailed key updates in policy and programming by EEAS, European Commission Directorate-Generals for International Partnerships (DG INTPA), Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT), Europol, European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI).  

Following the programming updates, a subsequent session focused on the cybersecurity of artificial intelligence. A panel with Caroline Groene (DG INTPA), Iveta Byckova (EEAS) and Nikolas Ott (Microsoft) explored the current landscape of AI in terms of cybersecurity and the ethical and secure deployment of AI technologies 

Furthermore, the community partners Council of Europe, Expertise France, European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), Knowledge Hub Digital, e-Governance Academy, Digital for Development (D4D) Hub and EU CyberNet took the opportunity to present and showcase their external cyber projects with ongoing and upcoming activities.   

The Cyber Project Community serves as a framework for the EU funded cyber project implementers to improve coordination, coherence and cooperation among projects. In addition, the CPC aims to offer fora for EU-funded cyber project implementers and the EU institutions to meet and discuss issues of common interest, policy and programming as well as share operational information about project activities. The community meets at least annually since 2020.  

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