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EU CyberNet marshals the top minds of the cybersecurity community to fortify the security of our digital space

Bridging the expertise across the European Union (EU), we establish a network and a practical learning platform for strengthening cybersecurity globally. The insights promoted by contributing experts shape the development and execution of the EU policies towards partner countries within the field of cybersecurity.

Mission

Strengthen

EU CyberNet is to strengthen the global delivery, coordination and coherence of the European Union’s external cyber capacity building projects.

Reinforce

EU CyberNet is to reinforce European Union’s own capacity to provide technical assistance to third countries in the field of cybersecurity and cybercrime.

Milestones

Cybersecurity

2013

Cybersecurity Strategy of the European Union

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2015

European Agenda on Security

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2016

Shared Vision, Common Action: A Stronger Europe. A Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign And Security Policy

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2017

Joint Communication „Resilience, Deterrence and Defence: Building strong cybersecurity for the EU“

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2018

Operational Guidance for the EU’s international cooperation on cyber capacity building

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2020

First expert deployment

2023

Network of 500 experts and 150 stakeholders

International Cooperation & Development

2014

Council conclusions on a rights-based approach to development cooperation, encompassing all human rights

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2015

Council Conclusions on Cyber Diplomacy

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2017

European Consensus on Development

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2018

Council Conclusions „EU External Cyber Capacity Building Guidelines“

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2019

EU CyberNet project launch

2020

Expert and stakeholder database launch

Cybersecurity

International Cooperation & Development

2013

Cybersecurity Strategy of the European Union

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2013

Cybersecurity Strategy of the European Union

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2014

Council conclusions on a rights-based approach to development cooperation, encompassing all human rights

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2014

Council conclusions on a rights-based approach to development cooperation, encompassing all human rights

Find out more

2015

European Agenda on Security

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2015

European Agenda on Security

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2015

Council Conclusions on Cyber Diplomacy

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2015

Council Conclusions on Cyber Diplomacy

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2016

Shared Vision, Common Action: A Stronger Europe. A Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign And Security Policy

Find out more

2016

Shared Vision, Common Action: A Stronger Europe. A Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign And Security Policy

Find out more

2017

European Consensus on Development

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2017

European Consensus on Development

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2017

Joint Communication „Resilience, Deterrence and Defence: Building strong cybersecurity for the EU“

Find out more

2017

Joint Communication „Resilience, Deterrence and Defence: Building strong cybersecurity for the EU“

Find out more

2018

Council Conclusions „EU External Cyber Capacity Building Guidelines“

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2018

Council Conclusions „EU External Cyber Capacity Building Guidelines“

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2018

Operational Guidance for the EU’s international cooperation on cyber capacity building

Find out more

2018

Operational Guidance for the EU’s international cooperation on cyber capacity building

Find out more

2019

EU CyberNet project launch

2019

EU CyberNet project launch

2020

First expert deployment

2020

First expert deployment

2020

Expert and stakeholder database launch

2020

Expert and stakeholder database launch

2023

Network of 500 experts and 150 stakeholders

2023

Network of 500 experts and 150 stakeholders

Background

Against the global background of digitalisation, an exponential growth in the numbers of internet users and internet-connected devices and systems, there is a growing need for cybersecurity and respective expertise around the world. In the strategic European context, the importance of cybersecurity has certainly increased. Since the new European Commission took office, digital aspects have been set high in the agenda. This was highlighted in a speech by the President of the Commission Ursula von der Leyen in the European Parliament on 27 November 2019: “ /…/ cyber security and digitalisation are two sides of the same coin. This is why cyber security is a top priority.” The approach was further strengthened by a package of strategic documents on advancing digitalisation presented by the Commission on 19. February 2020.

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Project Deliverables

Launched in 2019, EU CyberNet is set to achieve four major deliverables over a period of four years.

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Team

Our team brings together a unique set of skills and years of experience with making the global cyberspace more secure.

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