EESC section opinion: European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre and the Network of National Coordination Centres
Administrators: Alessandro RIZZI; Maja RADMAN
Assistant: Nadezhda SERTOVA
Foreseen for the TEN Section meeting: 9 January 2019
Foreseen for the EESC Plenary session: 23-24 January 2019
Gist of the Commission document
The European Commission proposes the creation of a European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre and a Network of National Coordination Centres, with the aim of helping the Union to develop the cybersecurity technological and industrial capacities and increase the competitiveness of the Union's cybersecurity industry.
The Competence Centre should facilitate joint investment by the Union, Member States and industry, and should contribute to the implementation of the cybersecurity part of the "Digital Europe" and "Horizon Europe" Programs. It will enhance cybersecurity capabilities, knowledge and infrastructure at the service of industries, the public sector and research communities.
The Competence Centre will have legal personality. The Union, represented by the European Commission, and the Member States will be its members. The Member States financial participation should be at least of the same level of the Union’s contribution, which comprises resources from the Digital Europe and Horizon Europe Programs. The European Commission proposes an initial duration of the Competence Centre from January 2021 to December 2029.