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Mapping of the external Cyber Capacity Building projects funded by the EU

EU CyberNet has compiled a detailed Mapping of EU-funded External Cyber Capacity Building Actions

Cyber capacity building (CCB) is one of the youngest fields of international cooperation. It is growing fast both in terms of the number of donors, partner countries and organisations involved and the range of issues tackled (ISS report International Cyber Capacity Building: Global Trends and Scenarios, 2021, by N. Barmpaliou, R. Collett, coordinated by P. Pawlak, O. Vosatka).

The mapping aims to provide a detailed overview of EU-funded cyber capacity building actions outside of the EU (external cooperation).

The accounted actions were all implemented on the cut-off date of 1 January 2023. While this mapping will be updated on a yearly basis, EU CyberNet aims to keep the online mapping on its website in a more up-to-date state. This applies especially to EU-funded actions. In this regard, all who wish to send an update to the mapping may do so through the online questionnaire accessible at the EU CyberNet website.

Altogether, 30 cyber capacity building actions were mapped in through the previous period. Also, 13 EU Member States provided voluntary information about 40 projects with mostly regional and bilateral scopes.

Go to CCB Mapping

The mapping is an initiative of the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) of the European Commission. It was undertaken by EU Cyber Capacity Building Network (EU CyberNet) – an action managed by the Unit for global and transregional threats of the FPI – in close collaboration with the European External Action Service (EEAS), the Directorate Generals for International Partnerships (DG INTPA), for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT), and for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME).



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