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The overall objective of the proposed Action is to organise the final events of the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) in 2021 (in Prague), in 2022 (in Vienna), and in 2023 (in Oslo).
The ECSC is an annual pan-European cybersecurity competition among the winners of national competitions. It is an initiative of multiple Member States and EEA countries supported by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), which aims at engaging and connecting cybersecurity talent across Europe.
To help solve the cybersecurity skills gap, multiple countries have initiated national cybersecurity competitions for students, young cybersecurity professionals and non- professionals, all with the common goal of identifying cybersecurity talent and encouraging them to pursue a career in cybersecurity. The ECSC builds upon these national competitions by adding a pan-European layer.
The ECSC consists of a mix of technical puzzles that require hard skills such as pen-testing, digital forensics, and reverse engineering, but also social and presentation soft skills.
The Action will support the host-countries to organise and deliver the final event in cooperation with ENISA and the participating countries, further develop the ECSC platform and encourage diversity.