The European Cybersecurity Competence Centre opens its doors in Bucharest

Tomorrow, the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre, aimed at supporting innovation and industrial policy in cybersecurity as well as developing and coordinating EU cybersecurity projects, will launch its new headquarters in Bucharest, Romania, located on the campus of the Polytechnic University.

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă and senior Commission officials will participate in the inauguration ceremony. The event will be streamed online.

The Centre is responsible for managing EU cybersecurity funds for the current long-term EU budget (2021-2027), notably adopting cybersecurity work programmes, and for managing cyber projects under the Digital Europe Programme and Horizon Europe.

Furthermore, it will manage projects on Security Operations Centres, as part of the Commission’s proposal to establish a European Cyber Shield, and it will collaborate with a network of National coordination centres aiming to build an ecosystem for cybersecurity innovation and competitiveness across the EU.

Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market, said: “Cybersecurity is a critical priority, and safeguarding our digital sovereignty requires joint efforts. The European Cybersecurity Competence Centre brings together top-tier experts and resources from across the EU to develop innovative solutions to cyber threats and enhance our resilience against attacks. By working together, we can build a safer and more secure digital world for all Europeans.”