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.  

If you would like to follow CONVERGENCE NEXT online, you can connect through the following YouTube links:

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
Work / results of the Governance Focus Group

Open floor discussion – Q&A
Session chair: Natalia Kadenko, CyberSec4Europe

15:15   Coffee break
15:45   Panel discussion: Situation in Europe (network and community)
16:45  Summary of the day: Gabi Dreo Rodosek, CONCORDIA
Evening Session
17:00  Social networking 
18:00  Welcome
  • Frank Wamser, Head of Justice, Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU
Panel discussion: The European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC)
19:30 Evening social event
Thursday 2 June
Research and Innovation
09:00  Welcome – Wim Mees, ECHO
09:15   Research results sessions and demonstrations
10:45   Coffee
11:15    Verticals
12:45   Lunch
13:45  Perspectives from the European Cybersecurity JRC Atlas and ENISA
15:15    Coffee break
15:45   Roadmapping for the future
16:45   Daily summary – Augustin Lemesle, SPARTA

17:00-18:30 Social networking

Friday 3 June
Sustainability and Expanding the Impact
09:00 Welcome – Boning Feng, CONCORDIA
09:15  Capability building (education, skill sets, etc)
10:30  Coffee break
11:00   Evolution of the European cybersecurity ecosystem

12:15   Lunch

13:00  Panel discussion: What Next?

14:00  Summary of CONVERGENCE NEXT: Kai Rannenberg, CyberSec4Europe

14:15   Coffee & pastries