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EUISS organises pilot course on cyber capacity building

09 July 2021
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Cyber capacity building has been a key pillar of the EU’s international cyber policy since the first EU Cybersecurity Strategy of 2013, and has only grown in importance and investment since, as reaffirmed in the EU’s Cybersecurity Strategy in the Digital Decade.

Between 06-09 July 2021, the EUISS Brussels Liaison Office organised a pilot training Course on the EU’s international cooperation on cyber capacity building. Financed by the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) and led by the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments of the European Commission, the course was designed to support colleagues in EU headquarters and delegations improve their skills in the identification and formulation of new external cyber capacity building projects. It was based on the Operational Guidance for the EU's International Cooperation on Cyber Capacity Building, produced by the EUISS in 2018.

The 4-day virtual course addressed policy areas such as:

  • cybercrime
  • cyber resilience
  • cyber diplomacy
  • mainstreaming cybersecurity across other issues such as digital4development, hybrid threats, disinformation, counterterrorism and human rights.

This pilot course will be used to generate lessons and recommendations for the future courses on cyber capacity building that will be carried out by the EU CyberNet project.