Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

CEF Telecom: an integral part of the Security Union

Creation date: June 29, 2017

Today the European Commission presented the 8th report on progress made towards an effective and genuine Security Union, calling for an acceleration of the ongoing work to enhance the security of EU citizens.

The European Agenda on Security guides the Commission´s work in this area, setting out the main actions to ensure an effective EU response to terrorism and security threats in the European Union.

The Wanna Cry attack was the first incident prompting cooperation in the network of national Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT network). To strengthen these teams, the Commission will provide funding of €10.8 million to 14 Member States under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom, with two-year projects starting by September 2017. Another call for proposals is currently open and all remaining Member States are invited to submit their funding applications.

For more information on the current CEF Telecom Cyber Security call. The call is open until 21 September 2017.

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