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Security Through Cooperation: A New Phase of US-EU Cyber Collaboration

February 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center and Cyber Statecraft Initiative within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, together with the Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce, hold a public conversation on “Security Through Cooperation: A New Phase of US-EU Cyber Collaboration” on Wednesday, February 24 at 10 am EST.

To register please visit: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/event/security-through-cooperation-a-new-phase-of-us-eu-cyber-collaboration/

The Biden administration and EU leaders have both signaled strong commitments to a renewal of the transatlantic partnership and closer cooperation on issues such as cybersecurity. How can the US and EU take advantage of the momentum for closer collaboration on cybersecurity?

In 2021, Bucharest will become the home of the new European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre, facilitating the coordination of national cybersecurity competence centers across EU member states and driving the EU’s cybersecurity agenda. While the Centre will coordinate cybersecurity research and innovation in the EU, it will also serve as a body for pooling investment in cybersecurity research and development. The Centre is tasked with coordinating across member states, attracting technical investment, and implementing parts of the Digital Europe and the Horizon Europe programs, and its opening in Bucharest signals the increased commitment by the EU to tackle cybersecurity challenges.

What does the Centre mean for the future of Europe, for transatlantic security (NATO), US-EU cyber cooperation, and the strategic partnership between the United States and Romania? This public conversation aims to unpack these issues and outline suggestions for greater security through cooperation.


Dr. Kenneth Geers, Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Bogdan Cătălin Ghelbere, Adjunct Secretary General, Government of Romania

Dan Câmpean, Director, CERT-RO

Liliana Mușețan, IT Security Risk Management Programme Manager, European Commission

Marco Barros Lourenco, Team Leader for Research and Innovation, European Union Agency for Cybersecurity