ENISA is the Agency of the European Union tasked with contributing to the enhancement of the overall level of cybersecurity of the EU and its Member States. This consultation kicks off the review of ENISA, whose current mandate will come to an end in 2020. The European Commission welcomes the views of all interested stakeholders on ENISA's past performances, as well as on a possible revision of its mandate in view of new challenges the EU faces in the cybersecurity field. The consultation is open until 12 April 2017.

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The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) was set up in 2004 to contribute to the overall goal of ensuring a high level of network and information security within the EU. Its current objectives, mandate and tasks were set by the new ENISA's Regulation in 2013 for a seven year period, until 2020.

The Commission is required by ENISA's Regulation to conduct an evaluation of ENISA’s activities by June 2018. In view of the rapid evolution of the EU cybersecurity and digital privacy landscape, both on the threat and policy side, the Commission has brought forward the ENISA evaluation and will review its Regulation as part of its 2017 Work Programme.

The evaluation and review of ENISA offer the opportunity to help shape one element of the next stage of EU response to cyber threats.

The results of this public consultation will feed the ex post evaluation of ENISA for the period 2013-2016 and will serve as input to prepare the ground for a possible revision of the Agency’s mandate.


The Consultation opens 18 January 2017 and closes 12 April 2017 (12 weeks).

Comments received after the closing date will not be considered.


In the interest of transparency, organisations (e.g. NGOs and businesses) are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If you are a registered organisation, please indicate the name of your organisation and your Register ID number, in your contribution. Your contribution will then be considered as representing the views of your organisation. If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to register now. After registering your organisation, please return to this page to submit your contribution as a registered organisation. Responses from organisations not registered will be considered as those of individuals and publish them under that heading.

We will publish all contributions on the Commission website and your answers will be accessible by the public. This is a necessary part of a public consultation. It is important that you read the privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

How to respond

Please access the online questionnaire.

Please read carefully the background note.

The questionnaire is only available in English, but you can submit your contribution in any EU official language.

You may pause any time and continue later. You can download a copy of your contribution once you have submitted it.

Only responses received through the online questionnaire will be taken into account and included in the report summarising the responses, exception being made for the visually impaired. Questionnaires sent by email, on paper, or in other formats will not be analysed.

Accessibility for the visually impaired

We shall accept questionnaires by email or post in paper format from the visually impaired and their representative organisations: download the questionnaire

Email us and attach your reply as Word, PDF or ODF document


Write to

European Commission
DG Communication networks, content & technology
Unit H1 – Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy
25 Avenue Beaulieu
Brussels 1049 - Belgium

Replies & feedback

Read the summary report  for information on the lsit of contributors and preliminary finds from this public consultation.

Protection of personal data

For transparency purposes, all the responses to the present consultation will be made public.

Please read the Specific privacy statement on how we deal with your personal data and contribution.

See also: Press release and factsheet (PDF).

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