EU Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC)
The EU Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC) is being established in Bucharest. The main organisation for EU cybersecurity development, manages financial support from various EU projects.
The EU Cybersecurity Competence Centre, known as ECCC, is an EU body being established in Bucharest.
The ECCC is governed by a board of members from each Member State. The ECCC's Director General is currently being recruited, its headquarters are being prepared and approximately 35 staff members will be hired in 2022-2023.
Main body for EU cybersecurity development
The ECCC will be the main EU body for investments in cybersecurity research, technology and industrial development, as well as implementing relevant projects and initiatives together with the network of National Coordination Centres.
The ECCC will manage financial support for cybersecurity from the EU's Horizon Europe and Digital Europe (DIGITAL) programmes. The EU body will develop strategic priorities and a work programme in the field, implement calls for proposals and provide expert support, guidance, knowledge brokering and project visualisation. The ECCC will lead the network of National Coordination Centres and chair working groups of registered members of the European Cybersecurity Competence Community.
Until the ECCC is established, its tasks are managed by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT).