Community building through EU CyberNet

EU CyberNet’s mandate is to gather various communities within the European Union – experts, projects and stakeholders to boost collaboration and coherence. Various coordination and community-building events were organised for different communities during 2022.

The Cyber Project Community, consisting of EU funded cyber capacity building projects around the world, met twice in 2022. The first meeting was held online on 11 February and the second one was organised physically in Brussels on 16-17 June, serving as an excellent opportunity to meet everyone again after a long pause. The Cyber Project Community meetings give the possibility to share projects’ work plans, milestones and activities, introduce information about new initiatives and updates from the Commission services and the EEAS,  and coordinate the EU’s capacity building efforts. Around 20 different projects from various implementers participate in these events that have been happening since 2020.

For the very first time, we organised a Trainer Coaching Summer School in Tallinn on 9-11 August. The EUCN Summer School is an opportunity for our experts community to meet and develop professionally. This is our way of thanking the experts for supporting our missions. Geared primarily towards our technical experts, the 2-day in-person trainer skills workshop was designed to improve the teaching and public speaking skills of the participants to effectively engage with the audience. Delivered by professional trainers, the workshop covered various learning and teaching strategies and methods, phases of training cycle and finished with feedback to individual video training. Participation in summer school, incl. travel and accommodation, is free of charge for EU CyberNet members.

On October 6, we also launched a first edition of a Stakeholder Community Day, taking place physically in Brussels. We gathered together our stakeholders coming from national cyber authorities and competence centers, EU bodies and projects, international cybersecurity organisations, think tanks and academic institutions from the EU Member States. Coming together in person and having intense discussions on the ongoing cyber capacity building topics was crucial for further progress and cooperation within the framework of the Stakeholder Community.

We continued of course with our Club events, read more about them here.

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