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Lithuania Regional Cyber Defence Centre (RCDC) Cybersecurity Regional Cyber Defence Centre (RCDC) is a US-Lithuanian bilateral initiative seeking to jointly develop a main cooperation platform and the competence hub by bringing different cybersecurity activities and key stakeholders under one roof. Centre will facilitate the exchange of best practices in the field of cybersecurity and coordinate joint efforts to tackle everyday cyber threats. RCDC will be an inclusive platform allowing NATO partners Ukraine and Sakartvelo to plug in and work together in countering cyber threats. Main objectives: encouraging the development of new technologies, training cybersecurity experts and developing practices for information sharing on cyber threats. 2019 - Bilateral Georgia; Ukraine Georgia; Ukraine Regional Cyber Defence Centre* https://www.nksc.lt/rkgc/en.html National Cyber Security Centre under the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania (NCSC) * In cooperation with USA
Latvia IWOL 2 (Internet worst-of-list) Cybercrime There is a cooperation between the state police and internet service providers (ISPs) in Latvia to block child sexual abuse material (CSAM) websites. In Latvia, since June 2018, the hotline of the Latvian Safer Internet Centre, in cooperation with the state police and internet service providers and with the support of Interpol, has implemented an IWOL (Internet worst-of-list) project, which ensures internet domain access denial to combat child sexual abuse crimes on the internet. Considering the effectiveness of the project, IWOL ver. 2 is in project, where the main focus will be concentrated on combating cyber un cyber related crimes as frauds (as example: fraudulent online investment schemes, courier/ parcel delivery service frauds etc.). The basis of the IWOL ver. 2 solution is not to deny access to content or block a suspicious online site, but to warn web users directly of the potential risks, and to do so as quickly and efficiently as possible. Regional IWOL ver. 1 involves 10 countries (data from 2021), while IWOL ver.2 will start with Latvia’s state territory with a possible further expension Latvia Latvian State police, Information Centre of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Latvia, CERT.LV - the Information Technology Security Incident Response Institution of the Republic of Latvia, major IPS in Latvia Centre of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Latvia- mostly, with a support and feedback of the State police of Latvia
Netherlands RightsCon (Access Now) Cybersecurity; Human Rights To support a leading conference series, that sets the agenda and provides a platform for discussions on human rights and cyber between tech companies, civil society, academics and states. By doing so we aim to resolve the disconnect between technological developments and policy, politics, ethics and human rights. 06/2022 - 07/2024 Global Costa Rica* https://rightscon.com * Depends on where the conference takes place, 2023 will take place in Costa Rica. In terms of the outreach, this is global due to participants from all over the world attending and contributing to the conference.
Netherlands Women and International Security in Cyberspace fellowship Cybersecurity; Cyber diplomacy; Cybercrime The Women in Cyber fellowship is established to promote the participation and representation of female government representatives in UN cyber discussions. The Netherlands is one of the donor countries of this project, alongside with the UK, the US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Fellows receive training and allowances for participation in the OEWG and the Ad Hoc Committee on cybercrime. 07/2021 - 12/2023 Regional The Netherlands as a donor country focuses on the OSCE region in identifying fellows. The current Dutch fellows are from Mongolia and North Macedonia. - https://cybilportal.org/projects/women-and-international-security-in-cyberspace-fellowship/ Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Global Forum on Cyber Expertise
Netherlands #Cyberspace4All: Towards an Inclusive Approach to Cyberspace Governance Cyber diplomacy With the number of threats increasing in cyberspace, the views between states on how to deal with those threats and how to govern cyberspace more generally are diverging rather than converging. This reflects the different interests and visions of cyberspace, whether global and open or sovereign and controlled. However, between these two distinct pillars lies a large number of countries which do not fit neatly into one or the other camps – yet. Many of these countries are in the process of developing their internet policies and they are part of the ongoing UN negotiations on the issue of security in the use of ICTs. However, they are facing a challenge of how to make an informed decision on the strategies and policies that they need to adopt and that would sit well with their other socio-economic and security priorities. With the fragmented debate on cyberspace governance and the proliferation of initiatives, as well as the upcoming parallel UN forums, the challenge is becoming increasingly complex. Through its activities, the project will help: - Create a shared language and references on international cyber governance - Raise awareness on key developments in the two UNGA forums and key ongoing initiatives - Help inform states policies on cyber norms in preparation for their engagements in the UN negotiations - Provide a productive space to facilitate debate and discussion for ALL on key developments around international cyber governance. 08/2019 - 05/2022 Global Jordan Chatham House 190,129 https://www.chathamhouse.org/about-us/our-departments/international-security-programme/cyberspace4all-towards-inclusive-approach MFA
Netherlands Advancing the capabilities of West Africa and Southeast Asia to prevent and combat cybercrime towards the achievement of the 2030 SDGs Cybercrime The project has the objective of strengthening national capacities of countries in West-Africa and South-East Asia to detect, prevent, investigate, prosecute and sentence cybercrime and cyber-related offenses, including online child exploitation, the handling of digital evidence and offences occurred in both regulated and unregulated platforms (Clearnet and Darknet). To achieve these goals, the project seeks to obtain results in four main areas: 1) capacity building; 2) promotion of regional and international cooperation; 3) prevention approaches; and 4) policy advice. 10/2021 - 03/2024 Regional West-Africa and SE-Asia (Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Laos) In Southeast Asia the following countries will be targeted: Indonesia, Laos, Thailand and the Philippines. In West Africa, regional activities will be targeted at: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo. UN Office on Drugs and Crime 1,650,520 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Netherlands Promoting the international dimension in national cybersecurity strategies 2.0 Cyber diplomacy ORF America proposed a 2,5 year multi-stakeholder-project to support regional and national cybersecurity strategies and capacity building and to facilitate regional dialogue on cybersecurity, cybercrime and cyberdiplomacy. This culminated in several regional cyber policy dialogues. 04/2021 - 06/2023 Regional ASEAN, Middle East and North Africa, Latin America, Western Balkans, Southern Africa Chili, Jordan, North-Macedonia, Singapore, South Africa ORF America 870,333 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Netherlands Freedom on the net Human Rights For over ten years, Freedom House’s “Freedom on the Net” (FOTN) project has produced cutting-edge research and analysis on global internet freedom trends and emerging threats. 11/2020 - 12-/2022 Global Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, The Gambia, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe Freedom House 406,314 https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-net
Netherlands The Hague Program on International Cyber Security – A platform for research and global engagement from Leiden University (HPICS) Cyber diplomacy; Cybersecurity HPICS will study international cyber security – with an emphasis on cyber conflict ‘below the threshold’ and the role of emerging technologies – and the international governance thereof. It aims to be one of the foremost centres on the topic of international cyber security connecting academics, policy makers and other experts on a national, European and international level. 01/2021 - 12/2025 Global University of Leiden 1,996,413 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Netherlands National Cyber Security Centre: Dutch involvement in Cyber Capacity Building (CCB), A combined pragmatic approach Cybersecurity Prior to 2021 the focus of the NCSC with regards to cyber capacity building (CCB) was mostly on awareness raising and strengthening initiatives of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE). The focus for the coming years will be to go from publications to skills and knowledge exchange through presentations, visits, trainings (specifically for CSIRTs/CERTs), which will lead to a visible impact in the receiving countries. This project will be part of the implementation of the cyber capacity building goals of the Dutch government. Based on identified focus regions and strategic goals, the NCSC and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) will closely cooperate in implementing CCB activities - mostly information and knowledge sharing initiatives. 02/2022 - 12/2024 Regional Indo-Pacific, Western Balkans, southern Africa Netherlands, Asia-Pacific, southern Africa, Western Balkans National Cyber Security Centre of the Netherlands 730,000 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Netherlands Capacity-building in International Cyber Law in ASEAN- and OSCE-regions Cyber diplomacy The project proposal entails the delivery of the following activities: continuation of the trilateral capacity-building programme in international cyber law for officials of ASEAN Member States (2x) (with Singapore and Australia) and capacity-building programme in international cyber law in the OSCE-region (1x). The objective is to broaden the understanding of the application of international law to cyberspace. 08/2022 - 08/2023 Regional ASEAN-region and OSCE-region ASEAN-region + OSCE-region Cyber Law International 150,000 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Netherlands Support of Freedom Online Coalition Secretariat Cyber diplomacy; Cybersecurity; Human Rights Support of the secretariat of the Diplomatic Coalition of the Freedom Online Coalition. To support online human rights in multilateral fora. 01/2019 - 12/2022 Global * Global Partners Digital https://freedomonlinecoalition.com/ * Global/ focus on multilateral bodies
Netherlands Multistakeholder Action for Rights in Cyberspace (MARC) Cybersecurity; Human Rights The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is implementing the Multistakeholder Action for Rights in Cyberspace (MARC) project to engage underrepresented voices from civil society and the private sector in collaborative processes to protect and respect freedom of expression and privacy throughout cyberspace. By amplifying diverse voices, building understanding, and improving coordination among a broader coalition of actors, this project will improve global protections for human rights online. 01/2019 - 12/2022 Regional Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia Global Network Initiative https://www.globalnetworkinitiative.org
Netherlands Sub-regional Trainings on the Role of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the Context of Regional/International Security and Application of OSCE Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) to Reduce the Risks of Conflict Stemming from the Use of ICTs Cybersecurity The objective of the project is to organize trainings on the role of ICTs in the context of regional/international security and the application of the OSCE Confidence-Building Measures therein. The project is aimed at policy makers, technical experts and actors from the private sector in order to inform them about international cybersecurity, international law and norms in the cyber domain. 06/2019 - 08/2022 Regional OSCE beneficiary countries OSCE Secretariat 104,440 MFA NL
Netherlands Operationalizing the Recommendations of the Work Plan on Enhancing Cyber CBM Implementation Cybersecurity The objective of the project is to enhance the implementation of cyber Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs). The project focuses on i) providing support to CBM adopters ii) enhancing the quality of the POLIS platform and iii) e-learning courses on international cyber diplomacy, in particular CBMs. 11/2020 - 08/2022 Regional OSCE region OSCE region OSCE Secretariat 75,750 MFA NL
Netherlands OSCE CBM8 Crisis Prevention and Communications Network Cybersecurity The objective of the project is to enhance the implementation of cyber Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs), the CBM8 Points of Contact Network in particular. 01/2019- 12/2023 Regional OSCE region OSCE region OSCE Secretariat 100,000 MFA NL
Malta Capacity Building Support to Libya Cybersecurity This project aims to build the capacity of the Libyan government by providing training to Libyan Ministry of Interior officials working in IT roles. The training will be an opportunity for Libyan officials to gain additional cybersecurity relevant knowledge, skills and qualifications to grow the Ministry of Interior ’s cyber security capacity and strengthen Libyan officials' ability to monitor and react to activity by traffickers and smugglers on social media. Bilateral Libya Libya Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs 60,000 https://www.pgitl.com/ MInistry for Foreign and European Affairs
Austria Contribution to the Legal Sector Programme 2019 - 2023 Cybercrime In line with the 12th Five Year Plan and the Justice Sector Strategic Plan 2018–2023 (JSSP) of the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB), the overall objective of the programme is to contribute towards a just, harmonious and sustainable society and to provide more accessible, inclusive, accountable, responsive and quality justice services. At least 120 prosecutors and officials from the Office of the Attorney General and the police will have strengthened practical and theoretical skills in areas such as rendering legal advice, drafting of legislation, international law, human rights (focus on women and children rights), cybercrime, financial crime, anti-terrorism and general management and planning. 11/2019 - 06/2023 Bilateral Bhutan Bhutan Austrian Development Agency (ADA) 2,250,000 https://www.entwicklung.at/projekte/detail/contribution-to-the-legal-sector-programme-2019-2023 Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
Austria; Germany; Slovenia Strengthened capacities (human and legal) of Criminal Police Department and Special Prosecution Office for Combating High-Tech Crime and public awareness Cybercrime To contribute to meeting the EU accession requirements under Chapter 24 of the Acquis – Justice, freedom and security and to contribute to strengthening legislative framework and institutional capacities, for fulfilling the requirements of EU membership. To strengthen capacities of Criminal Police Directorate, Service for combating organized crime, Department for Combating High-Tech Crime and Special Prosecution Office for High-Tech Crime. 01/2022 - 06/2023 Bilateral Serbia Serbia Austrian Agency for European Integration and Economic Development Austrian Institute of Technology 1,000,000 Austrian Agency for European Integration and Economic Development
Estonia Advancing Cybersecurity Capacities for Digital Transformation Cybersecurity The project continues developing secure digital societies in developing countries by evaluating cybersecurity situation, define capacity gaps and sharing recommendations. The cybersecurity assessment and evaluation is based on the “National Cyber Security Index“ (NCSI) model. Within the project the Estonian e-Governance Academy’s (eGA) cybersecurity experts will launch in-depth cybersecurity maturity assessments of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Botswana, Georgia, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Northern Macedonia and Uganda. The countries to be assessed were selected in collaboration with the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 10/2020 - 09/2022 Bilateral Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, North Macedonia, Uganda Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, North Macedonia, Uganda Estonian e-Governance Academy (eGA) 220,000 https://ega.ee/project/advancing-cyber-security-capacities-for-digital-transformation/ Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Estonia Capacity Building Support to Digital Uzbekistan Governance The project aims to build the capacity of the Uzbekistan government authorities to develop e-government platforms and digital public services and roll them out for the citizens and businesses. Within the project, Estonian e-Governance Academy (eGA) will provide expert assistance and knowledge transfer between Uzbekistan, Estonia and other advanced e-government countries to support Uzbekistan in the Digital Uzbekistan – 2030 strategy implementation and related digitalisation reforms. The project has four key activities: 1) Study visit of the Uzbekistan e-government team to Estonia 2) Expert exchange 3) Seminars and workshops 4) Public communication 10/2021 - 09/2022 Bilateral Uzbekistan Uzbekistan E-Governane Academy 206,000 https://ega.ee/project/capacity-building-support-digital-uzbekistan/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Estonia E-governance capacity building in Namibia Governance The e-governance capacity building project in Namibia will increase core competencies among public sector leaders and technical experts on how to develop sustainable e-governance strategies, govern e-governance building blocks (digital identity and interoperability) and will support inter-agency cooperation. The main partner for the project is the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and several other organizations will be engaged of whom at the moment we’ve identified the following: Namibia Statistics Agency, Ministry of Finance, Bank of Namibia, Social Security Commission, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Home Affairs. The project starts with an e-governance maturity assessment and produces a report based on which the steering group can agree on specific action plans. 10/2021 - 11/2022 Bilateral Namibia Namibia Cybernetica AS* 178,812.50 * The donor of the project is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Estonia Up-to-day Cyber Hygiene Techniques to Enhance Resilience of Energy Sector in Ukraine Cybersecurity Program purpose is to reduce cybersecurity vulnerabilities in 15 operators of critical infrastructure (CI) in energy sector of Ukraine by provision for their 20000 employees of e-learning courses using a cyber hygiene platform. This program will be implemented in synergy with another project funded by USAID which is currently being implemented in Ukraine – the USAID Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Activity in Ukraine (USAID Cybersecurity Activity). This project is implemented by DAI Global LLC (DAI) along with six implementing partners. The program design has a sustainable programmatic element that would allow key aspects of its to evolve and continue having an impact in Ukraine beyond the life of this program implementation period. 07/2021 - 11/2022* Bilateral Ukraine Ukraine European Cyber Security Initiative, DAI Global LLC (DAI) along with five implementing partners. 70,210 * The project is on hold due to the Russian aggression in Ukraine
Estonia World Bank Multi Donor Trust Fund Cybersecurity Global Knowledge Develop cutting-edge, practical knowledge that is needed to understand, document and counter cybersecurity threats and risks. Next to individual global flagship reports, knowledge focuses on concrete assessment methodologies, indicators, and toolkits that can help low-and middle-income countries understand and improve their cyber capacities. Country Specific Analysis Cybersecurity work at the country level supports client countries to analyze their cybersecurity maturity, improve resilience, and prepare for cyber threats and attacks. World Bank work relies on a range of assessment methodologies, indicators, and toolkits. Engagement Through the Cybersecurity Multi-Donor Trust Fund, create a platform for countries to exchange knowledge and good practice lessons. This includes learning from countries that have developed cutting-edge cybersecurity systems. Activities regularly include cybersecurity study tours, learning events, workshops, and institutional strengthening. 07/2021 - 07/2023 Bilateral Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Armenia, Caribbean, Ecuador. Regional: Horn of Africa, Western Africa (The gambia, Guinea, Mauritania plus the Economic Community of West African States) Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Armenia, Caribbean, Ecuador. World Bank Group World Bank Group; ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Federal Office of Germany, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, United States State department, Japan Ministry of Internal affairs and communication and Ministry of Foreign affairs, israel Ministry of Finance
Austria Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime Cyber diplomacy; Cybercrime Voluntary contribution for the purpose of financing the travel costs of delegates from LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS participating in sessions of the Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime and subsequent discussions held in Vienna. 03/2022-01/2024 Global Least Developed Countries (LDC); Land-Locked Developing Countries (LLDC); Small Island Developing States (SIDS) UNODC 200,000
Austria Cybercrime and Cybersecurity: the need for investment Cyber diplomacy; Cybercrime The main objective of the programme to which Austria is contributing an annual voluntary contribution to UNODC is to strengthen Member States capacities in countering and preventing cybercrime (capacity building for investigating, prosecuting and adjudicating cybercrime, international cooperation, prevention and legal framework). 04/2013 -* Global Western African; Central America; South America; Southeast Asia UNODC 100,000 * Since 2020, annual Austrian contribution to budget is about EUR 100.000
Czech Republic Supporting cyber capacity building in the third world Cybersecurity; Cyber diplomacy; Cybercrime The main objective of the programme is to help partner countries strengthen their capacities in the field of cyber security, in particular by supporting functioning and responsible institutions with the aim of increasing cyber resilience and the ability to respond effectively to cybercrime. 01/2022 - 12/2024 Regional Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership countries, Indo-Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Ghana, Senegal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, National Cyber and Information Security Agency of the Czech Republic, Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic, Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic, The Prosecutor General’s Office, National Agency for Communication and Information Technologies, National Headquarters Against Organized Crime of the CPIS Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Poland S-46 (system S-46); NPC, NPCnet Cybersecurity The object of the project was to build an integrated monitoring, imaging and warning system for threats identified in near real-time in the country's cyberspace (regional coverage). The system allows entities of the national system, including Operators of Essential Services and Essential Services Providers, to report information on the risk of loss or reduction of services, receive and transmit information on vulnerabilities and threats. Based on the risk information for individual services, a country-wide risk map is created on the basis of the network between services. 09/2017 - 12/2020 Regional national Poland NASK National Research Institute 148,000,000 https://www.nask.pl/pl/projekty-dofinansowane/projekty-realizowane-ze/3957,Rozwoj-systemu-teleinformatycznego-S46.html Krzysztof Politowski, Cybersecurity Department
Germany Capacity Building for Southern African States on International Cyber Diplomacy, Law and Norms Cybersecurity; Cyber diplomacy; Cybercrime Deliver a 5 day online course on International Cyber Diplomacy, Law and Norms to government officials from the SADC region 11/2021 - 12/2021 Regional Southern African States ICT4Peace 25,400
Germany Work shop series in the framework of G7 Enhancing cyber capacities and CCB coordination in ECOWAS countries 15/02/2022 - 15/07/2022 Africa GFCE 158,760
Germany Strengthening Cybersecurity Capacities in Bosnia and Herzegovina Improve the cybersecurity legislative and policy environment, awareness, skills and capabilities necessary to carry forward a coherent, secure, and resilient cybersecurity agenda in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region, to the benefit of all citizens. 01/07/2022 - 31/12/2022 Bosnia and Herzegovina UNDP 171,133
Germany Supporting to Ukraine’s cybersecurity agency with hardware Ukraine 561,327.76
Germany Supporting Ukrainian Civil Society in Russia-Ukraine Conflict To support and defend civil society from cyber attacks and the weaponization of technology in the Russia-Ukraine conflict 01/08/2022 - 31/12/2022 Ukraine, Russia, Belarus Access Now 176,465
Germany Project on Implementation of Cyber Norms, focussing i.a. on CCB 01/07/2022 - 30/06/2025 SNV 499,967.73
All Member States Assistance Measure to support Ukrainian Armed Forces - Cyber Defence Component Cybersecurity The overall objective of this Action is to enhance the overall resilience of Ukraine and help strengthen the capacities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, their ability to provide their services to civilians in crises or emergency situations, in particular providing support on cybersecurity. Outcomes: 1) Increasing the capacity of the Armed Forces of Ukraine staff in the cybersecurity area; 2) Increasing the ability of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to detect intrusion to the information systems. 01/03/2022 - 29/02/2024 Bilateral Ukraine Ukraine FPI EEAS 3,000,000 Estonian e-Governance Academy (eGA)* * European Peace Facility
France; Slovenia Western Balkans Cyber Capacity Campus Cybersecurity; Cybercrime Trainings in cyber governance, fight against cybercrim, digital intelligence and digital investigation, cyber incident response, data protection as well as digital security. Trainees are police and forensics forces, justices, digital engineers, military and civilian managers in charge of cybersecurity policies or strategies 2023 - 2025 Regional Center based in Podgorica, Montenegro, with trainees from all the Western Balkans region. Center based in Podgorica, Montenegro. Future trainees expected from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia MFA - Defense and security cooperation directorate MFA -Strategy, security and disarmament Directorate
France National Cybersecurity School with a regional scope in Dakar Cybersecurity; Cybercrime; Cyber diplomacy Trainings in cyber governance, fight against cybercrime, digital intelligence and digital security, as well as cyberdiplomacy. Trainees are digital engineers, police and forensics forces, military and civilian managers in charge of cybersecurity policies or strategies 2018 - 2022* Regional Based in Senegal, with trainings open for participation from other countries in the region and beyond (i.e. French-speaking countries outside of the West Africa region) Center based in Dakar, Senegal. Trainees from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivoiry Coast, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea Conakry, Niger, Madagascar, Mal, Mauritius, Senegal, Togo, DRC, RC MFA - Defense and security cooperation directorate MFA -Strategy, security and disarmament Directorate * Duration of the project is under renewal process
Romania Support program for digital transformation of R. Moldova Cybersecurity; Cyber diplomacy (Only cyber objectives *) Improving R. Moldova resilience and capacities of to respond to cyber security threats 1. Share best practices and expertise to improve legal and institutional framework for cybersecurity, in line with EU standards; 2. Strengthen administrative capacities, through trainings and exchange of information 3. Enable participation in regional and EU cyber security and cyber diplomacy projects 4. Facilitate cross-border investments and encourage the involvement of private sector 02/2022 - 02/2026 Bilateral Republic of Moldova Republic of Moldova (for cyber objectives only *) Romanian Directorate for Cyber Security Joint Commission composed of the Digital Authority and National Directorate for Cyber Security of Romania and Estonian e-Governance Academy (eGA) and Service for IT and Secure Communications of R. Moldova The program to support digital transformation of R. Moldova was launched in February 2022, during the joint meetings of the government of Romania and Moldova, when the Memorandum of Understanding between Romania and R. Moldova on this topic was signed. First meeting of the Joint Commission that is tasked to oversee implementation took place in July 2022. Several activities are currently under planning from different funding sources. * Cyber is a component in a bigger programme aimed at digital tansformation, see point Comments ** Budget is under estimation
EU - FPI Enhancing Security Cooperation in and with Asia (ESIWA) Cybersecurity; Cyber diplomacy; Cybercrime ESIWA is a project developed by the European Union, supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. The project is designed to: - support deeper and more operational security dialogues with partner countries (India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Vietnam) - promote greater convergence between the policies and practices of the EU and these partner countries in the field of security - and contribute to increasing international awareness and acknowledgment of the EU as a security provider. There are four thematic areas of activity including Counter-Terrorism and Prevention of Violent Extremism (CT/PVE), Cyber Security, Maritime Security and Crisis Management. The European Union is committed to a global, open, stable and secure cyberspace, where the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms are respected. The ESIWA project supports EU efforts to promote international law, norms of responsible state behaviour and security standards in cyberspace, and strengthen cybersecurity cooperation. Activities, tailor-made according to 04/2020 - 03/2024 Bilateral Asia Pacific Region -Multilateral engagements in the region are also supported. Bi-lateral with countries are supported (EU-Partner country) in Asia. Indonesia, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Vietnam but can include other countries in the region Indonesia, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, but can include other countries in the region. Expertise France, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH 2,500,000 FPI Additional contributions also by The German Federal Foreign Office and the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
EU - FPI Cyber Resilience for Development (Cyber4Dev) Cybersecurity Overall objective: To allow citizens of developing countries to enjoy the digital dividends of an open, free, secure and resilient cyberspace Specific objective: To increase the cyber resilience of third countries while promoting an inclusive multi-stakeholder and rights-based approach and ensuring compliance with the rule of law and good governance principles Outputs: 1) Strengthened Cybersecurity Policy, Strategy and Coordination Networks; 2) Increased Cybersecurity Incidence Response Capabilities; 3) Fostered Networks of Cyber Expertise and Cooperation. 12/2017 - 06/2023 Global Regions Africa, SE Asia, Latin America Botswana, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Lao PDR, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sri Lanka (Priority countries). Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Congo, Chile, Dominica, Guyana, The Gambia, Lebanon, Paraguay, Philippines, Seychelles, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam (Associate countries). Northern Ireland Co-operation Overseas (NI-CO) Ltd., Implementing Partners: - Estonian Information System Authority (RIA) - UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office - Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs 11,050,000 https://cyber4dev.eu FPI
EU - DG NEAR EU4DigitalUA: Interoperability, E-services and Cybersecurity for Ukraine Cybersecurity EU4DigitalUA has the following components implemented by Estonian e-Governance Academy (eGA): - Interoperability and digital government infrastructure; - E-services development; - Cyber security. 10/2020 - 03/2024 Bilateral Ukraine Ukraine Estonian e-Governance Academy (eGA) 10,002,600 https://ega.ee/project/eu4digitalua-interoperability-eservices-cyber-security-ukraine/ https://www.facebook.com/eu4digitalua https://eu4digitalua.eu/ DG NEAR
EU - DG INTPA Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa (PRIDA), INTV-17674 Cyber diplomacy; Governance; Artificial Intelligence TRACK 1 ▪ CONNECTIVITY Spectrum utilisation harmonized, predictability of spectrum market, treatment of harmful interferences and pricing on international best practices improved and a forward-looking approach towards the Internet of Things (IoT) attained. TRACK 2 ▪ ENABLING ENVIRONMENT/DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION 2.1 Sectorial Digital Strategies: Up to 5 detailed sectorial implementation strategies including specific section on Artificial Intelligence (AI) under the overall African Union Digital Transformation Strategy (DTS) framework developed, starting with health, education and agriculture. 2.2 Harmonization: Continental Harmonisation Strategy complemented with a Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methodology for Market Entry Conditions (Licensing/Authorization) and Data Protection/Data Localization 2.3 Cooperation between Regulatory Authorities: continental regulatory cooperation between National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) & exchange with EU Counterparts (BEREC) strengthened. TRACK 3 ▪ INTERNET GOVERNANCE Internet Governance: ability of African stakeholders strengthened to actively participate in the global Internet Governance debates to appropriate global internet policies and rules to the African context and create a conducive environment for ICT. 10/2019 - 06/2023 Regional African Union Commission and its 54/55 Member States 54/55 African Union Member State countries African Regional Economic Communities (RECs) International Tele-Communication Union (ITU), African Union Commission (AUC) 9,500,000 INTPA
EU - DG NEAR EU4DigitalUA: capacity building, communication and data protection Cybersecurity; Data Protection; Governance More and better electronic services are provided by Government authorities. Key stakeholders have the necessary capacities to effectively steer and coordinate the design and implementation of the e-Governance policy. The civil and private sector is well informed about opportunities and risks of e-governance and digital economy and contributes to policy discussions. The government institutions have an improved capacity to tackle with the cyber threats and implement the data protection principles. 12/2020 - 05/2024 Bilateral Ukraine Ukraine International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) 8,400,000 https://eu4digitalua.eu/en/ NEAR
EU - FPI Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Cybercrime GLACY+ aims to strengthen the capacities of States worldwide to apply legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence and enhance their abilities for effective international cooperation in this area. 1) To promote consistent cybercrime legislation, policies and strategies; 2) To strengthen the capacity of police authorities to investigate cybercrime and engage in effective police-to-police cooperation with each other as well as with cybercrime units in Europe and other regions; 3) To enable criminal justice authorities to apply legislation and prosecute and adjudicate cases of cybercrime and electronic evidence and engage in international cooperation. In addition, GLACY+ supports other countries worldwide to harmonise their legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence with international standards. 03/2016 - 02/2024 Global Nineteen priority and hub countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean region – Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Ghana, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka and Tonga. The project can work with any country worldwide to strengthen legislation, policies and strategies on cybercrime and electronic evidence in line with international standards. Council of Europe 17,000,000 https://www.coe.int/en/web/cybercrime/glacyplus Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI), FPI.1 – Peace and Stability – Global and Transregional Threats, Maritime Security, Cyber Security, Climate Security Additional contribution also by Council of Europe in sum of EUR 1,890,000
EU - FPI Cross-border access to electronic evidence – Phase 2 (SIRIUS), PI/2020/417-500 Cybercrime The SIRIUS Phase 2 aims at strengthening and speed up cooperation between the Law Enforcement and Judicial Authorities and Online Service Providers for cross-border access to electronic evidence in criminal proceedings. As such, SIRIUS contributes to developing a secure, rights-based digital sphere. 01/2021 - 06/2024 Global Third countries with a cooperation agreement with Eurojust (Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Norway, Switzerland, Ukraine and the USA) and/or Europol (Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Colombia, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine and the USA). European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust), European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) 3,500,000 https://www.eurojust.europa.eu/sirius FPI.4
EU - DG NEAR Cooperation on cybercrime in the Southern Neighbourhood (CyberSouth), INTV-41976 Cybercrime The overall objective is to contribute to the fight against and prevention of cybercrime and other offences involving electronic evidence, in line with international human rights and rule of law standards. The project aims at supporting the criminal justice authorities from Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia to build their institutional capacities on cybercrime and e-evidence through different activities, under five main results: 1) Criminal law frameworks strengthened in line with the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime; Specialised Police Unit and interagency as well public/private cooperation strengthened; 3) Judicial training on cybercrime and e-evidence mainstreamed; 4) International coop[eration enhanced; 5) Strategic priorities on cybercrime and e-evidence identified and assessed. 07/2017 - 12/2023 Regional Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia Council of Europe 5,050,000 https://www.coe.int/en/web/cybercrime/cybersouth-activities DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR)
EU - DG INTPA African Union-European Union (AU-EU) Digital for Development (D4D) Hub, FED/2021/425-948 Cybersecurity; Data Protection The project supports African institutions to lay grounds for an inclusive and sustainable digital transformation that benefits everyone. The project offers a comprehensive package of services, products and activities aimed at creating an enabling environment for Africa to seize digitalisation opportunities, including regarding cyber security and data protection. 08/12/2020 - 08/12/2023 Regional The whole of Africa Potentially all African countries and RECs can be beneficiaries, but so far the project has had cyber-related activities in Tanzania and planning a TA activity having a cyber component in Ivory Coast. Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA of Estonia), Estonian e-Governance Academy (eGA), Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITL), Belgian Development Agency (Enabel), Expertise France, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, LuxDev 8,000,000 https://d4dhub.eu/au-eu-project DG INTPA, A2
EU - DG INTPA Organised Crime: West African Response on Cybersecurity and fight against Cybercrime (OCWAR-C) Cybersecurity; Cybercrime Enhancing cybersecurity and fight against cybercrime 02/2019 - 01/2023 Regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member states Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo; and Mauritania Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Mauritania Expertise France 8,000,000 https://www.ocwarc.eu INTPA Delegation of the European Union to the Federal Republic of Nigeria & ECOWAS
EU - DG NEAR CyberEast project EU4Digital: Improving cyber resilience in the Eastern Partnership countries - Cybercrime component, INTV-17547 Cybercrime CyberEast is a joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe, implemented in the Eastern Partnership (EAP) region by the Council of Europe under the European Neighbourhood East Instrument (ENI). The project aims at adopting legislative and policy frameworks compliant to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and related instruments, reinforcing the capacities of judicial and law enforcement authorities and interagency cooperation, and increasing efficient international cooperation and trust on criminal justice, cybercrime and electronic evidence, including between service providers and law enforcement. 06/2019 - 12/2023 Regional Eastern Partnership (EaP) Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine Council of Europe 5,333,333 https://www.coe.int/en/web/cybercrime/cybereast https://www.coe.int/en/web/octopus/home https://www.coe.int/en/web/cybercrime/home DG NEAR, Support Group for Ukraine
EU - FPI EU Cyber Direct – EU Cyber Diplomacy Initiative, INTV-10635 Cyber diplomacy EU Cyber Direct – EU Cyber Diplomacy Initiative supports the European Union’s cyber diplomacy and international digital engagements in order to strengthen rules-based order in cyberspace and build cyber resilient societies. To that aim, we conduct research, support capacity building in partner countries, and promote multistakeholder cooperation. 09/2021 - 08/2024 Global Brazil, China, India, Republic of Korea, United States, Japan, Georgia, Bosnia & Herzegovina European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), Leiden University Institute of Security and global Affairs, Carnegie Europe 3,500,000 https://eucyberdirect.eu/ Service for Foreign Policy Instruments, FPI/04 Industrialised Countries & Foreign Policy Support
EU - DG INTPA Initiative for digital government and cybersecurity (IDGC), FED/2021/425-948 Cybersecurity Support selected Horn of Africa countries to enhance their digital service delivery through implementing digital government services and to develop and improve national and regional cybersecurity in the HoA region.  Cyber component objectives : Horn of Africa countries develop and improve national and regional cybersecurity. 01/2022 - 02/2025 Regional Horn of Africa Kenya Somalia Djibouti Expertise France 3,500,000 DG INTPA A2
EU - Eurojust European Judicial Cybercrime Network (EJCN) Cybercrime Sharing of best practices, legislation and case law on cybercrime and digital evidence among judicial authorities. Regional European Countries but not EU restricted Norway, Switzerland and Serbia European Judicial Cybercrime Network (EJCN) https://www.eurojust.europa.eu/crime-types-and-cases/crime-types/cybercrime Eurojust
EU - DG NEAR Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe on Targeting crime proceeds on the Internet and securing electronic evidence in South East Europe and Turkiye (iPROCEEDS-2) Cybercrime Legislation strengthened regarding securing electronic evidence and access to data in line with data protection and rule of law requirements. Coordinated cybercrime and cybersecurity Policies and Strategies developed and under implementation by the competent authorities. Specialised online public Reporting Systems on online fraud and other cybercrime offences fully operational in at least two project countries/areas. Capacities of specialised Investigative Units and inter-agency co-operation between cybercrime, financial investigators, prosecutors, representatives of FIUs and cybersecurity experts in the search, seizure and confiscation of online crime proceeds, combating cybercrime and securing electronic evidence further strengthened. 01/2020 - 06/2023 Regional Western Balkans and Turkiye Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia. Turkiye. Council of Europe** 4,945,000 https://www.coe.int/en/web/cybercrime/iproceeds-2 European Commission Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR), Unit D1 – Western Balkans Policy and Regional Strategy * This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence ** Additional contribution also by Counil of Europe
EU - DG INTPA Europe Latin America Programme of Assistance against Transnational Organised Crime (EL PAcCTO) Cybercrime EL PAcCTO (Europe Latin America Programme of Assistance against Transnational Organised Crime) is an international cooperation programme funded by the European Union that seeks to contribute to security and justice in Latin America by supporting the fight against transnational organised crime. In its intervention, EL PAcCTO addresses the entire criminal chain from an integral perspective through its work in three components: police, justice and penitentiary. 15/04/2017 - 31/07/2023 Regional Latin America Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), Expertise France, Organizzazione Internazionale Italo-Latino Americana (IILA), Instituto Camões 2,500,000 https://www.elpaccto.eu DG INTPA Unit B
EU - DG NEAR Cybersecurity EAST Project Cybersecurity Project Objective: Coinciding with the EU-EaP ’20 Deliverables for 2020’ , listed in its deliverable 12 (Security), this regional action focuses on further developing the approximation of all EaP Partner countries to the EU basic pillars on cybersecurity, taking into account the different levels of advancement between the EaP countries. It pursues the overall objective to develop technical and cooperation mechanisms that increase cybersecurity and preparedness against cyber-attacks, in line with the EU standards. 11/2019 - 11/2022 Regional Eastern Partnership (EaP) Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia and Azerbaijan GFA Consulting Group GmbH, Estonian e-Governance Academy (eGA), Detecon International GmbH, Action Global Communications 3,100,000 https://eufordigital.eu/discover-eu/eu4digital-improving-cyber-resilience-in-the-eastern-partnership-countries/ European Commission Directorate General Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR)
EU - DG NEAR Cybersecurity Identification and Formulation Study on the Western Balkans Cybersecurity The Project objective is to support the Western Balkan region in increasing and enhancing their cyber resilience capacities using a right-based and whole- of-government approach to better address the challenges of cyber threats and improve their overall security, in compliance with EU acquis and best practice. The Project outcome will be a study that identifies and analyses the Western Balkan capacity building needs and opportunities for the European Commission engagement with clear priorities, baselines and targets for a potential future action. 01/01/2022 - 30/06/2022 Regional Western Balkans Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia. Estonian e-Governance Academy (eGA) 599,116 https://ega.ee/project/cybersecurity-study-western-balkans/ European Commission Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR), D1 - Western Balkans Policy and Regional Strategy * This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence
EU - DG NEAR EUROMED Police Cybercrime The EUROMED Police project aims at enhancing the capacity of the EU Southern Partner Countries (SPC) to fight serious and organised crime and to strengthen strategic cooperation between national law enforcement authorities in SPCs, as well as between SPCs, EU Member States and EU agencies. EUROMED Police Project has conducted the first ever Operational Training Needs Assessment (OTNA) in the MENA region. The OTNA has identified Cybercrime as one of the main priority in the region, therefore all partners receive(d) capacity building actions also on the topic of Cybercrime. 01/04/2020 - 31/03/2024 Regional EU southern Neighborhood MENA, the partner countries of the project are Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority and Tunisia, together with regional organisations, such as AFRIPOL and the League of Arab States Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority and Tunisia European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) 6,960,542 https://www.cepol.europa.eu/projects/euromed DG NEAR
EU - FPI Enhancing Information Exchange and Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism in the Middle East and North of Africa (CT INFLOW), INTV-12485 Cybersecurity; Cybercrime To contribute to preventing and disrupting terrorist networks and the activities of recruiters to terrorism, cut off terrorist funding and bring terrorists to justice while continuing to respect human rights and international law. CT INFLOW may assist in setting up and reinforcing an end-point IT communication system at selected partners. The circumstances and the environment will be subject to a detailed analysis followed by a subsequent dialogue and approval from the Steering Committee. 01/04/2020 - 31/03/2024 Regional Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Turkey Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia. Turkey European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (Europol) 730,000 https://www.cepol.europa.eu/ FPI.01
EU - DG NEAR Partnership against Crime and Terrorism (CEPOL WB PaCT) Cybercrime The overall objective of the project is to enhance the capacities of authorities in the Western Balkans to fight organised crime and terrorism including preventing and countering violent extremism by enhancing cooperation within the region and with the EU. 10/2020 - 10/2023 Regional Western Balkans Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia. European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) 3,000,000 https://www.cepol.europa.eu/projects/wbpact DG NEAR * This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence
EU - DG NEAR Training and Operational Partnership Against Organised Crime (TOPCOP) Cybercrime The main objectives of the project are the following: - Create networks of analytical and capacity-building contact points to ensure a balanced nexus between law enforcement training and operational law enforcement efforts; - Analyse operational law enforcement training needs with a view to providing regional and targeted training based on established needs and commonalities; - Increase the operational cooperation among the partner countries as well as between the EaP, EU Member States and EU agencies (CEPOL and Europol); - Under the guidance of Europol produce a regional threat assessment report. 07/2020 - 06/2024 Regional Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus*, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine** Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine** European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) 6,000,000 https://www.cepol.europa.eu/projects/topcop DG NEAR * according to the Council council of October 2020, the cooperation with Belarus was suspended. ** due to the current conflict, for the time being no activities can be organised onsite in Ukraine.
EU - FPI EU CyberNet, INTV-14101 Cybersecurity; Cyber diplomacy; Cybercrime EU CyberNet is an EU-funded cyber capacity building project aimed at establishing a pan-European expert network to help solve cyber security challenges around the world. Main goals: 1) Strengthen the global delivery, coordination and coherence of the EU’s external cyber capacity building projects 2) Reinforce the EU’s capacity to provide technical assistance to partner countries in the areas of cybersecurity and countering cybercrime 09/2019 - 08/2025 Global Dominican Republic, Guyana, Jamaica, Estonia, Georgia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Uruguay, Guyana, Belize, Curacao, Dominica, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago Estonian Information System Authority (RIA) 9,000,000 https://www.eucybernet.eu https://www.linkedin.com/company/eucybernet/ https://twitter.com/eucybernet?lang=en FPI.1
EU - FPI International Outreach for a human-centric Approach to Artificial Intelligence (InTouchAI.eu) Cyber diplomacy; Artificial Intelligence The EU expects Artificial Intelligence (AI) to significantly improve the lives of citizens and bring major benefits to society and the economy. The main vision characterizing the EU approach is the creation of ‘human-centric AI’, while at the same time supporting the EU’s technological and industrial capacity and AI uptake across the economy, as well as preparing for socio-economic changes. To contribute to the ongoing debate on regulatory, legal and ethical challenges posed by the greater use of AI at global level, the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) of the European External Action Services (EEAS), and the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG Connect), launched the project InTouchAI.eu to “contribute to the setting up of a framework for ethics and trust to enable the growth of AI in accordance with EU and universally recognised values and prepare the ground for global consensus building in this field”. 09/2020 - 08/2023 Global Canada, Japan, Australia, India, UAE; GFA Consulting Group GmbH 2,500,000 https://www.intouchai.eu https://www.excellenceandtrust.intouchai.eu https://twitter.com/intouchaieu?lang=de https://www.linkedin.com/company/intouchai-eu-international-outreach-for-a-human-centric-approach-to-artificial-intelligence/ FPI4
EU - FPI Promotion and development of the Open Internet in Africa, 300024857 Cyber diplomacy 1) To improve the global understanding and support for an open, secure and global internet and promote the development of its standards and governance in the proper international settings, as well as the deployment of connectivity solutions based on evolving internet technologies; 2) To establish the EU as provider of robust, Human Rights-based and highly visible connectivity solutions to bridge the global digital divide and improve access to the open internet; 3) To provide appropriate logistic and technical support for the coordination of the outreach activities mentioned above and the creation of a database of pipeline projects to support the development of the open internet in African countries. 11/2021 - 04/2023 Regional Africa Ivory Coast, Senegal, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Morocco, Mauritius Stantec SA 571,206 FPI
EU - FPI Advancing the EU role in Multilateral Fora in Asia Cybersecurity The project promotes political, security, and economic interests of the European Union in Asia, by strengthening its engagement in three multilateral fora: ASEM, EU-ASEAN, and ARF. 2017 - 2022 Regional Asia, Indo-Pacific 1. ASEM: ASEAN Secretariat, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lao PDR, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vietnam. 2. ASEAN: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. 3. ARF: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, European Union, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, United States and Vietnam. Cowater International  7,200,000 FPI
EU - DG NEAR EU 4 Fight against Cybercrime in Bosnia and Herzegovina Cybercrime The overall objective of the project is to work on effectively countering cybercrime in line with EU and international standards. The project is designed to support the development of relevant rules and legislation as well as training and capacity building of lower levels of the police system in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where additional knowledge and skills on the fight against cybercrime are needed most. Some cantons will also be provided support for establishing cybercrime units. 05/2021 - 07/2023 Bilateral Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Austrian Agency for European Integration and Economic Development (AEI) 1,000,000 DG NEAR
EU - DG NEAR Strengthening Cybersecurity Capacities in Georgia Cybersecurity The overall objective of the project is to strengthen Georgia’s preparedness and resilience towards cyber threats and attacks, by capacity building of Georgian stakeholders and creating enabling cybersecurity frameworks, in line with the EU’s approach, standards, and relevant legal and policy framework, notably but not limited to the NIS Directive. 11/2020 - 05/2023 Bilateral Georgia Georgia Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) 1,300,000 DG NEAR
EU - FPI Moldova Cyber Security Rapid Assistance Cybersecurity The overall objective of this Rapid Assistance is to increase the cyber resilience of public sector organisations and key critical infrastructure sectors. The project aims to strengthen the capacity building of Moldovan stakeholders, enable to compile cybersecurity institutions’ legal frameworks, and bring them in line with the EU’s approach, standards, and relevant legal and policy framework, notably but not limited to the NIS Directive. 05/2022 - 11/2023 Bilateral Moldova Moldova Estonian e-Governance Academy (eGA) https://ega.ee/project/moldova-cybersecurity-rapid-assistance/ FPI
EU - FPI Cybersecurity Rapid Response project for Albania, Montenegro and North Macedonia Cybersecurity The objective of the project is to provide a rapid response to an increased cyber security threat level by supporting partner countries in improving their resilience to attacks in compliance with EU acquis and best practices. The expected outcomes of the action are strengthened governance structures and improved cybersecurity incident and risk management in Albania, Montenegro, and North Macedonia. 08/2022 - 02/2024 Bilateral Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia Estonian e-Governance Academy (eGA) 1,900,000 FPI

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