25 July 2022
The European Cybersecurity Competence Centre: Governing Board Meets In Person For The First Time In Bucharest
On 23 June, the Governing Board of the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC) had its first physical meeting in Bucharest, where the seat of the Centre is. Previous meetings of the Board were conducted online due to the pandemic
Nicolae Ciucă, the Romanian Prime Minister welcomed the members of the Governing Board of the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre and Network. During the two-day meeting, the Board discussed matters relating to the priorities of the Centre and to its practical establishment in Bucharest, on which the Romanian authorities and the European Commission have already been working together closely for many months.
The ECCC together with the Network of National Coordination Centres (NNCCs) aim to strengthen European cybersecurity capacities, research excellence and industry competitiveness. For this purpose, it will manage some of the funding dedicated to cybersecurity in the Digital Europe Programme and Horizon Europe programme, as well as funding from the Member States. A new call for proposals in the cybersecurity domain under the Digital Europe Programme will open on 29 September for over 140 MEUR.
More broadly, the Centre aims to support the cybersecurity community in Europe. The European Commission just opened a call for tender of 3 MEUR for this purpose.
The Centre is looking for an Executive Director, for which it recently opened a call for applications. It will also publish vacancies for other positions soon, which will be advertised on the Centre’s website. For more information on the Centre, including future funding and job opportunities, you can follow the Centre on Twitter and on the web .
Decisions and minutes from the meeting can be found here.
(Taken from ECCC Press Release 23 June 2022)