Cyber Diplomacy in the European Union

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The access to and use of an open and secure cyberspace enables economic growth and innovation, accelerates progress and drives political, social and economic development worldwide. The EU’s cyber diplomacy is focused on ensuring that governments, the private sector, civil society organisations, and end users around the globe understand the impact of an open, free and secure cyberspace on their lives and that they are capable of taking action to protect it.

This booklet aims to provide an introductory overview of the European Union’s global role in shaping cyberspace, the essential traits of its cyber-diplomacy, as well as its commitments with partners and institutions around the globe.

Table of contents

  • What is cyber-diplomacy?
  • Digital risks and the EU’s responses
  • Strengthening resilience
  • Building trust
  • EU cyber-diplomacy in action
  • Preventing conflict
  • Protecting human rights
  • Promoting multilateralism
  • How to engage with the EU?

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