Brussels, May 8, 2023. Tomorrow, May 9, in Bucharest, on the campus of the Polytechnic University, the headquarters of the new European Cybersecurity Competence Center will be inaugurated.
This center aims to support cybersecurity innovation and industrial policy, as well as to develop and coordinate EU cybersecurity projects.
Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă and senior officials of the European Commission will participate in the inauguration ceremony. The event will be streamed live online.
The European Cybersecurity Competence Center is responsible for the management of EU funds for the current long-term EU budget (2021-2027), in particular the adoption of cybersecurity work programmes, as well as the management of cyber projects under The “Digital Europe” Program and the “Horizon Europe” Program.
In addition, he will manage security operations center projects under the Commission’s proposal for a European Cyber Shield and work with a network of national coordination centers to create an ecosystem for security innovation and competitiveness cyber throughout the EU.
Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market, said: “Cybersecurity is a key priority and protecting our digital sovereignty requires joint efforts. The European Cyber Security Competence Center brings together high-level resources and experts from across the EU to develop innovative solutions to cyber threats and increase our resilience to attacks. Working together, we can build a safer and more secure digital world for all Europeans.”