EESC adopts opinion on European Cybersecurity Competence Centres

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has adopted an opinion on the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre and the Network of National Coordination Centres.

The EESC emphasises the need for transparency and adequate screening for any, especially non-EU, industry players that might form tripartite partnerships with the European Commission and Member States. The opinion also states that the proposal should express more clearly the connections with other EU funding streams. Finally, it stresses the importance of human capital and hopes that, “the Competence Centre can promote initiatives aimed at educating and training people to a standard of excellence, including through dedicated third-level and secondary-school courses”.

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