Over the past years, cyber-related policy issues have become a permanent feature on the meeting agendas of European leaders with third countries. With the increased focus on digital transition and the relevance of the EU’s cyber and digital policies in support of the Geopolitical Commission, the EU’s diplomatic, economic and political actions attract international attention and scrutiny. As stated in the Commission Work Programme, a strong EU voice expressing our commitment to upholding, updating and upgrading the rules-based global order requires a more focused, open and proactive approach, including in our global engagements on cyber and digital issues.
To support these objectives and to deepen the EU’s global engagement with various stakeholder communities and our strategic partners around the world, the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and partners are organising the EU Cyber Forum (14-17 September 2020, Brussels) for the second consecutive year. Due to the COVID-19 related travel restrictions, this year’s conference will be a blended event combining a limited physical presence and online engagement.
The EU Cyber Forum is a platform for showcasing the European Union’s efforts in a broadly defined area of cyber and digital policies, while at the same time allowing for the exchange of best practices between participating countries. Organised in cooperation with the European External Action Service, the European Commission, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity – ENISA, and the European Cybercrime Centre at Europol, the first edition of the Forum brought together over 150 individuals representing around 60 countries and different stakeholder communities.
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