The European Commission (EC) is calling for proposals for EU Cybersecurity Resilience, Coordination, and Cybersecurity Ranges.
- Proposals addressing the first objective should build capacity of cybersecurity actors to react in a coordinated way to large scale cybersecurity incidents, while fostering the role of CSIRTs, the CyCLONe network, the future Joint Cybersecurity Unit, and taking into account the Blueprint.
- Proposals addressing the second objective should support the creation, operation, capacity increase and/or uptake of cybersecurity ranges, as well as foster networking between them in view to develop cybersecurity skills and expertise in key technologies (e.g. 5G, Internet of Things, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, industrial control systems) as well as application sectors (e.g. health, energy, finance, transport, telecommunication, agri-food production, resource management) including consideration to cascading effects across sectors.
The implementation of this topic has two main objectives:
- To strengthen the capacity of cybersecurity actors in the Union to monitor cyber-attacks and threats and supply chain risks, to react jointly against large incidents, and to improve relevant knowledge, skills and training. This objective will be pursued through the implementation of the Blueprint and the future Joint Cyber Unit considering the important role of the Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) network and of the Cyber Crisis Liaison Organization Network (CyCLONe).
- To create, interconnect and strengthen Cybersecurity ranges at European, national and regional level as well as within and across critical infrastructures, including in but not limited to sectors covered by the NIS Directive, in view to share knowledge and cybersecurity threat intelligence between stakeholders in the Member States, better monitor cybersecurity threats, and respond jointly to cyber-attacks.
Amount: EUR 15.000.000
Outcome: The expected outcomes will be a strong capacity in the Member States to react in a coordinated way to large scale cybersecurity incidents, as well as top-level cybersecurity ranges offering advanced skills, knowledge and testing platforms.
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
- be legal entities (public or private bodies)
- be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
- EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)) for all topics
- EEA countries (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein) for all topics
- Beneficiaries and affiliated entities must register in the Participant Register — before submitting the proposal — and will have to be validated by the Central Validation Service (REA Validation). For the validation, they will be requested to upload documents showing legal status and origin.
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