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Building on the work of Member States and the Public-Private Partnership, the initiative assumes presenting a proposal to create a Cybersecurity Competence Network with a European Cybersecurity Research and Competence Centre at its heart. The network would include existing and future cybersecurity centres set up in the Member States, whose members would typically be research centres and laboratories.

Digital economy and society
Type of act
Proposal for an act


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Inception impact assessment
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Feedback period
26 March 2018 - 23 April 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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  • Naviair (Denmark)
    23 April 2018 Company/business organisation
    Naviair (Denmark)

    On behalf of the Danish Air Navigation Service Provider Naviair, I clearly state our support for Option 1. Doing nothing is really not an option, current coordination is rather fragmented, there are too many players on the scene and too little overview of what they are supposed to do - leading to a duplication of actions, thus wasting valuable resources. Setting up yet another center is not a solution either, there are too many actors already...

  • European Organization for Security (Belgium)
    23 April 2018 Business association
    European Organization for Security (Belgium)

    We favour OPTION 2 as the most appropriate policy option. In order to overcome the current shortcomings of the European cybersecurity market it is necessary to support the deployment of relevant technologies. Only a comprehensive approach aiming at the deployment of cybersecurity solutions while leveraging on targeted research investments, can allow European industry to reduce, and in some cases, also close the gap with other global players,...

  • Basque Cyberecurity Centre (Spain)
    23 April 2018 Public authority
    Basque Cyberecurity Centre (Spain)

    In our opinion Joint Undertaking (JU) based on Art. 187 is the best option. Therefore, the Basque Cybersecurity Centre and our regional associates support Option 1. We fully agree with the arguments expressed by other players, especially those ones regarding the exclusion of military research from this framework to ensure technology neutrality and the ones highlighting the opportunity to establish a balanced network of Competence Centres. ...

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12 September 2018
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17 September 2018 - 12 November 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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  • Microsoft (United States)
    12 November 2018 Company/business organisation
    Microsoft (United States)

    Microsoft has been at the forefront of technological research and innovation, building some of the most ubiquitous productivity software and services in the computing industry. Research continues to play a crucial role in driving the constant innovation of Microsoft products. We recognize the European Commission’s proposal to create a European Cybersecurity Competence Centre and network of national coordination centers. The proposal can be...

    12 November 2018 Business association

    BSA | The Software Alliance (“BSA”), the leading advocate for the global software industry, welcomes the continued efforts of the Commission to strengthen the EU’s cyber resilience and shares its desire to advance cybersecurity research in Europe. The recent proposal to create an EU Cybersecurity Competence Network coupled with a European Cybersecurity Research and Competence Centre has many commendable goals. However, there are a few...

  • European Banking Federation (Belgium)
    12 November 2018 Business association
    European Banking Federation (Belgium)

    The European Banking Federation's input to the consultation emphasises the mutual benefit of maintaining strong links among the financial sector, the Centre, the Networks and the Communities. Please see attached the document of the European Banking Federation's detailed position.

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