On 16 December 2020 the European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy presented the new EU Cybersecurity Strategy: it will be aimed to bolster Europe's collective resilience against cyber threats and help to ensure that all citizens and businesses can fully benefit from trustworthy and reliable services and digital tools.
On 11 December 2020, the European Commission and the other EU institutions reached an agreement on the Cybersecurity Competence Centre and Network: an initiative aimed to improve and strengthen technology and industrial cybersecurity capacities of the EU and to help in creating a safe online environment.
The European Union is now in the process to finalise plans for the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre, including choosing its location and agreeing how much member states will contribute.
The open discussion points for the EU policymakers mainly regard the role of the member states in terms of payments and voting rights.
“International cooperation in H2020 Secure Societies calls – Sharing experience with Latin American countries”
Thursday 5th November, 15:00 to 16:30 CET
In this occasion, experts from Argentina will present some specific experiences and initiatives related to H2020 Secure Societies calls.
The webinar is addressed to all Secure Societies NCPs as well as to National NCP Coordinators from Latin American countries, where a SC7 NCP in particular is not appointed yet. The webinar is jointly organised by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MINCYT), SEREN4 partner in Argentina. The aim is to explore potential cooperation with 3rd countries, in particular Latin American countries, showing cases and sharing experience from the Secure Societies calls.
The objective of this call for expressions of interest is to set up a list of individual external experts to assist the European Commission in relation to the implementation of the DG HOME Funds: Internal Security Fund and Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.
Expressions of interest should be submitted in one of the official languages of the European Union by electronic means using Priamos the DG HOME IT platform.
More information here.
The European Commission launched a public consultation on the Evaluation of the European Crime Prevention Network.
The European Crime Prevention Network was set up in 2001 to promote crime prevention across the EU and enable EU countries to share knowledge and best practices. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess:
- how far the network has met its objectives;
- its efficiency, relevance, coherence and added value;
- its multi-annual strategy
Deadline to have your say: 24 September 2020
More information here.