Written by Mar Negreiro (2nd edition, updated on 16.4.2019),
On 13 September 2017, the Commission adopted a cybersecurity package containing a series of initiatives to further improve EU cyber-resilience, deterrence and defence. A year later, the Commission presented a proposal for the creation of a European cybersecurity competence centre with a related network of national coordination centres. The initiative aims to improve and strengthen the EU’s cybersecurity capacity, by stimulating the European technological and industrial cybersecurity ecosystem as well as coordinating and pooling necessary resources in Europe.
The competence centre is supposed to become the main body that would manage EU financial resources dedicated to cybersecurity research under the two proposed programmes – Digital Europe and Horizon Europe – within the next multiannual financial framework, for 2021-2027.
Within the European Parliament, the file was assigned to the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). The report was adopted on 19 February 2019 in ITRE committee and voted by Parliament during the March I 2019 plenary. Although trilogue negotiations took place in March 2019, given the short timeframe until the end of the term no agreement could be reached. It is thus expected that Parliament will confirm its position at first reading during the April II plenary.
- April 2019: ‘The new European cybersecurity competence centre and network‘ (2nd edition)
|Proposal for a regulation establishing the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre and the Network of National Coordination Centres|
|Committee responsible:||Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE)||COM(2018) 603 of 12.09.2018|
|Rapporteur:||Julia Reda (Greens/EFA, Germany)||2018/0328(COD)|
|Shadow rapporteurs:||Paul Rübig (EPP, Austria)
Jens Geier (S&D, Germany)
Evžen Tošenovský (ECR, Czech Republic)
Angelika Mlinar (ALDE, Austria)
Jaromír Kohlíček (GUE/NGL, Czech Republic)
Barbara Kappel (ENF, Austria)
|Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)|
|Next steps expected:||Final first-reading vote in plenary|