This is a senior manager position to lead a multidisciplinary team of professionals called to support a key priority area for the future of the European Union. The Executive Director shall be responsible for operations and for the day-to-day management of the Centre and shall be its legal representative. The Executive Director shall be accountable to the Governing Board and perform his or her duties with complete independence within the powers assigned to her or him. The Executive Director shall be supported by the staff of the Centre.
European Cybersecurity Competence Centre
The regulation establishing a new Cybersecurity Competence Centre and a Network of National Coordination Centres has entered into force this week. The Cybersecurity Competence Centre, which will be located in Bucharest, will contribute to strengthening European cybersecurity capacities and to boosting research excellence and the competitiveness of the Union's industry in the cybersecurity field.
The workshop (between the European Commisson, Member States, and the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, ENISA) discusses the preparations for implementing the Regulation (which was adopted by Parliament as recently as 19 May). In particular, the workshop addresses the setting up of the Network of National Coordination Centres and preparations for supporting the Cybersecurity Competence Community.
The European Commission has organised an informal virtual meeting of the future Governing Board of the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre, gathering representatives from Member States, the Commission and the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, ENISA. The meeting focused on the preparations for the establishment of the Centre and discussed the next steps, including practical aspects and the rules of procedure.
On April 16th the Commission organises the first meeting of the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre’s (ECCC) “shadow” Governing Board, with representatives from Member States, the Commission and ENISA. This time the Board will meet on an informal capacity, further to the recent political agreement on the Regulation setting up the Centre and Network , and ahead of its entry into force expected in June. The first meeting will focus on the preparations and next steps on the establishment of the Cyber Centre, including decisions to be adopted by the Board once it will meet officially.
Today, the EU institutions have reached a political agreement, subject to formal approval by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, on the Cybersecurity Competence Centre and Network, an initiative that aims to improve and strengthen technology and industrial cybersecurity capacities of the EU and help create a safe online environment.