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CyberSec4Europe, CONCORDIA, ECHO and SPARTA are pleased to announce CONVERGENCE NEXT. It follows in the tradition set in the first CONVERGENCE event on 9-11 December 2020 which successfully presented results and demonstrations from the four pilot projects and the collaborative focus groups. 

CONVERGENCE NEXT will focus upon the future of the community, the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC) and look at the key issues for cybersecurity in the future.  This event is not to be missed if you are interested in European cybersecurity issues.  High-level representatives from EU institutions will discuss the role of the ECCC and that of the wide stakeholder community in the next stages.  Registration details will follow.
Wednesday 1 June
Setting the Scene
11:00 Welcome
11:15  Highlights of the four pilots and ECSO
13:00  Lunch
14:00  Governance
About the Competence Centre
  • Martin Übelhör, Head of Cybersecurity Industry and Innovation, DG CONNECT
Work / results of the Governance Focus Group
Open Floor Discussion – Q&A
15:15   Coffee break
15:45   Situation in Europe and the rest of the world
16:30  Summary of the Governance discussions
Evening Session
18:00  Welcome
  • Frank Wamser, Head of Justice, Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU
Panel discussion:
  • DG CONNECT representative
  • Pascal Steichen, Chair of ECCC Board
  • Rasmus Andresen, Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur Cybersecurity Competence Network Centre Regulation
  • Dörte Rappe, Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI)
  • ECSO representative
Moderator:  Kai Rannenberg, CyberSec4Europe

19:30 Social event

Thursday 2 June
Research and Innovation
09:00  Welcome
  • ECHO representative
09:15   Research results sessions and demonstrations
  • CyberSec4Europe
  • ECHO
Moderator: ECHO representative
10:45   Coffee
11:15    Verticals
  • CyberSec4Europe
  • ECHO
Moderator: ECHO representative
12:45   Lunch
13:45   Roadmapping clustering (JRC and Atlas)
  • Igor Nai FovinoDeputy Head of the Cyber and Digital Citizen Security Unit of the EC Joint Research Centre
  • Marco Barros Lourenco, Research and Innovation Lead, ENISA

15:15    Coffee break
15:45   Roadmapping for the future
Moderator: SPARTA representative
16:45   Daily summary

Friday 3 June
Sustainability and Expanding the Impact
09:00 Welcome – CONCORDIA representative
09:15  Capability building (education, skill sets, etc)
  • Education Focus Group (Governance Model)
  • Work/Results of the Education Focus Group to be presented
  • ECSO WG5
10:45  Coffee break
11:15   Evolution of the European cybersecurity ecosystem
    • ECSO 2.0 / 3.0
    • Governance for the future
13:00  Panel discussion: What Next?
Participants include:
  • Miguel González-Sancho, Head of Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building, DG CONNECT
  • Pascal Steichen, Chair of ECCC Board
  • INCIBE representative (NCC Spain)
  • Corinna Schmitt, Universität der Bundeswehr (NCC Germany)
  • ECSO representative
  • EARTO SDWG representative
14:00  Summary of CONVERGENCE NEXT

Closing Remarks