EU CyberNet Annual Conference 2020

The EU CyberNet Annual Conference took place on 30 October virtually.

Watch the recording of the conference here


10:00 10:25 Opening remarks and keynote speeches

  • Ms Jutta Urpilainen – Commissioner for International Partnerships, European Commission
  • Mr Urmas Reinsalu – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Estonia
  • Mr Margus Noormaa – Director General, Estonian Information System Authority

10:25 11:15 Panel 1: Cyber capacity building in international relations – is Europe doing enough?

The panel is addressing the main challenges in the international cooperation in the field of cyber security and the role European Union could play in third countries. Speakers share their personal assessment on the existing cooperation models, highlight priorities for future capacity building activities and debate on the next steps that could improve European Union contribution in third countries with a view to ensure sustainability and complementarity. 

  • Ms Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar – Ambassador-at-Large for Cyber Security, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ms Regine Grienberger – Ambassador for Cyber Foreign Policy, Federal Foreign Office of Germany
  • Mr Pascal Steichen – CEO, SECURITYMADEIN.LU

11:15 12:05 Panel 2: Building resilience in cyberspace – what are the practitioners missing the most?

The panel is addressing the practical challenges related to the implementation of capacity building projects in third countries and the way European Union should address relevant gaps. Speakers share their practical experience on the ground with internationally funded projects, relevant capability gaps that they have indicated and provide general recommendations for improved coordination and management of future activities.

  • Ms Liina Areng – Project Partner Leader, Cyber4Dev
  • Mr Matteo Lucchetti – Programme Manager Cybercrime, Cybercrime Programme Office, Council of Europe
  • Mr Klée Aiken – Principal Pacific Partnership Advisor, CERT NZ

12:05 12:25 EU CyberNet Network launch – practical questions and Q/A

The session is addressing next steps with the EU CyberNet Expert Pool and Stakeholder Community, as well as frequently asked questions (e.g. membership, financing, reporting, governance). The speakers will also address the questions raised during the Conference with the online Q&A platform.

  • Mr Siim Alatalu – Director of EU CyberNet

12:25 12:30 Conclusions 

The conference and panels are moderated by Mr Uku Särekanno