Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

21 Cybersecurity projects selected to receive €7.6 million

INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.

Creation date: May 22, 2020

The European Union invests through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme €7.6 million in projects which seek to strengthen the European Union's capacity and deal more efficiently with cyber-threats and incidents.

Operators of Essential Services (OES) and National Competent Authorities (NCAs) for cybersecurity are among the selected beneficiaries to receive funding by the Connecting Europe Facility cybersecurity call 2019. In addition, National Cybersecurity Certification Authorities (NCCAs) will receive support for the first time. More information in this infographic.

The beneficiaries will acquire the tools and skills necessary to comply with the requirements set by the NIS Directive and the Cybersecurity Act and will also engage in activities to cooperate effectively at EU level. 

The related grant agreements will be signed by Q3 2020 and the new projects are expected to start before the end of the year.                                                 

Some interesting facts about this call

  • 3 hospitals in Croatia are Latvia will receive financing to increase their preparedness against cyber-threats
  • For the first time Belgium is receiving funding for Cybersecurity through CEF
  • One project will set-up an Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) in the aviation sector
  • You may find some additional interesting numbers by checking the infographic presenting the outcome of this call.

2020 CEF Telecom Cybersecurity call

EU will continue investing in strengthening cybersecurity through CEF. In June 2020, a new CEF cybersecurity call of €10.5 million (CEF-TC-2020-2) will open.


More information here