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09.00-09.30         Registration of participants

09.30-10.00         Opening addresses

  • Pierre Jean Coulon, TEN Section President
    The interest of civil society in improving the EU cybersecurity
  • Jakub Boratynski, Head of unit cybersecurity and digital privacy, Direction general CNECT, European Commission
    Cybersecurity: an updated approach based on resilience, deterrence and defence
  • Alberto Mazzola, Rapporteur and Antonio Longo, Co-rapporteur of the EESC Opinion TEN/646 "Cybersecurity Act"

10.00-11.00         Panel 1 – The challenges of cybersecurity for the EU

  • Antonio Longo, EESC member, Moderator
  • Svetlogor Kirov, first secretary in the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria responsible for cybersecurity and e-government policies
    The emergence of EU cybersecurity in the context of rising attacks
  • Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director, ENISA
    Toward a new role and mandate for ENISA and presentation of the awareness campaign "European cyber security month"
  • Gianmarco Baldini, Cyber and Digital Citizens' Security unit, Joint Research Centre
    The contribution of the role of the EU Research & Development in cybersecurity's certification

Exchanges of views with participants

11.00-12.45         Panel 2 – The challenges for economic activities and citizens

  • Alberto Mazzola, EESC member, Moderator
  • Dirk Weiler, Chairman of the European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) Board
    Standards in support of the EU Cyber Security agenda
  • Cinzia Missiroli, CEN and CENELEC Director
    Role of European Standards in support of the Cybersecurity Act
  • Fergal McNamara, Head of Unit for Distribution System Operators in Eurelectric
    Cybersecurity, an important element of stability for the energy sector
  • Sébastien de Brouwer, Chief Policy Officer of European Banking Federation
    The challenge of cybersecurity for the banking sector
  • Guillaume Vassault-Houlière, on behalf of Eric Léandri, CEO of Qwant
    How does an EU search engine contribute to cybersecurity?
  • Monique Goyens, Director-General of BEUC
    What do users need? The opinion of consumers' organisations on EU cybersecurity

Exchanges of views with participants

12.45                     Conclusions

  • Rapporteur and co-rapporteur

13.00                     End of the Public hearing


Interpretation:                 from EN/FR/IT/BG into EN/FR/IT/BG