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Presentation of the CEPS Task Force Report

Migration, asylum and borders

CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.


Presentation of the CEPS Task Force Report

on "Strengthening the EU's Cyber Defence Capabilities" and discussion with Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen


Cyber defence is critical to both the EU’s prosperity and security. Yet, the threat space it faces is vast in scope, highly interconnected, deeply complex, and rapidly evolving. The EU’s current cyber defence capacity remains fragmented across and siloed within various institutions, agencies. In order to secure its own use of cyberspace, the EU must be bold. The CEPS Task Force on Strengthening the EU’s Cyber Defence Capabilities identified a clear EU-wide interest for greater coordination and cooperation in this space. After a comparative analysis of alternative scenarios, the Task Force concluded in favour of creating an EU Cyber Defence Agency with executive competencies and therefore, the ability to develop and utilise strategic and operational capabilities at the EU level. This would mark a critical step towards a more effective and collaborative approach to enhancing cyber security and resilience in the EU.

Registration from 17:15 – Meeting from 17:45 to 19:00 followed by a light cocktail.

Daniel Gros Daniel Gros
Daniel Gros

Distinguished Fellow

Speakers list
Jyrki Katainen

Vice President of the European Commission

Presentation of the Report by the Task Force Rapporteurs