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European Cyber Agora 2022

European cyber agora

This year's conference focuses on the theme ‘Harnessing the Power of Trust’ and will feature high-level panel debates and armchair discussions with representatives of the EU institutions, national governments, cybersecurity agencies, civil society, academia and industry, as well as expert-led workshops organized by the European Cyber Agora community. The event will take place in a hybrid format in Brussels at the Microsoft Innovation Center, from 14 to 16 June.

The European Cyber Agora aims to bridge the gap between government, civil society and industry across Europe to shape the European cybersecurity policy agenda and identify European perspectives on global cybersecurity policy debates. Key topics, therefore, range from EU cybersecurity policy, protection of critical infrastructure and emerging risks to digital diplomacy and the role of the transatlantic relationship. 

On 15 June, from 10:30 to 12:00 CEST, EU Cyber Direct organises the workshop 'War in Ukraine: lessons for the EU’s cyber diplomacy'. The session will look at the lessons from the ongoing war in Ukraine, where cyber operations are actively used by both sides of the conflict. The key question that will be addressed during this workshop is: how can the EU further strengthen its Toolbox in order to effectively counter malicious actors in cyberspace and provide assistance to its partners and allies?

The discussion 'Next Generation Cyber Capacity Building: can and should the EU lead?', also organised by EU Cyber Direct, will take place on 16 June from 13:30 to 14:30 CEST. Speakers will question the capacities of the EU and its institutions to deliver cyber capacity building support globally and discuss how the EU can shape global developments in this domain more effectively.

The European Cyber Agora is facilitated by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, EU Cyber Direct, and Microsoft, and it is supported by over 30 partner organizations and institutions from across Europe.

Find out more about the agenda of this year's conference.