EU CyberNet Stakeholder Community Day 2023

EU CyberNet Stakeholder Community Day focuses on the practical aspects and lessons learned of external cyber capacity building (CCB) and provides the participants with important insights into ongoing EU’s and Member States’ external actions and plans, as well as a forum to discuss with fellow members and receive good practices.


09:00 – 09:30 Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 – 10:00 Opening remarks

  • Peter M. WAGNER, FPI Director / Head of Service
  • José Carlos DELGADO GOMEZ, Chair of the Horizontal Working Party on Cyber Issues, Spanish EU Presidency
  • Stephan KLEMENT, Head of Division on Hybrid Threats and Cyber, EEAS

10:00 – 11:00 Roundtable: Eastern Neighbourhood

Activities in the region with a special emphasis on Ukraine and EU’s support after the Russian military aggression. Different donors and implementers in the Eastern Neighbourhood countries will be invited to share their activities, followed by a discussion.

  • Setting the scene: “EU’s activities and take on the region with a special emphasis on Ukraine and the EU’s support after the Russian military aggression“ – Tanel TANG, DG NEAR, European Commission

11:00 – 11:30 Family photo & coffee break

11:30 – 12:30 Roundtable: Latin America and Caribbean

Introduction of the cyber capacity building landscape in the LAC region and EU’s activities and initiatives, alongside of other European donors’ and implementers’ updates on their engagement, followed by a discussion.

  • Setting the scene: “Cyber capacity building landscape in the region“ – Ajda Gracia GOLOB, DG INTPA, European Commission

12:30 – 12:45 Presentation: Cyber capacity building projects mapping 2.0

FPI and EU CyberNet will introduce the new version of the CCB projects mapping.

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch

13:45 – 15:15 Thematic workshop: Delivering cyber capacity building in a crisis situation

The session will focus on the topic of delivering CCB activities in an unstable environment due to cyber attacks or other crises. Participants will speak about good practices and lessons learned on how to make the delivery of CCB in an efficient manner and in a difficult environment. The session includes a scenario-based group discussion and a panel discussion.

  • Catalina STROE, Council of Europe
  • Julia ZUERN, German Federal Office for Information Security
  • Miguel Angel EXPOSITO VERDEJO, DG INTPA, European Commission

15:15 – 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 – 16:25 Presentation: Operational Guidance

The updated Operational Guidance on the EU’s International Cooperation on Cyber Capacity Building will be introduced and practical examples on how to use the document both by donors and implementers will be given for the benefit of their CCB efforts.

  • Nayia BARMPALIOU, CyberLab International
  • Patryk PAWLAK, Carnegie Europe

16:25 – 16:30 Conclusions

16:30 – Reception


Please register for the event here.

EU CyberNet team will confirm each registration separately.