The Horizon Europe and Digital Europe programmes present a new vision and way forward that will shape Europe’s digital future. As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us, digital technology and infrastructure have a critical role in our private lives and business environments. The EC’s Cybersecurity strategy is a commitment to bolstering Europe's collective resilience against cyber threats and help to ensure that all citizens and businesses can fully benefit from trustworthy and reliable services and digital tools. As the new European Commission Work Programmes are launched, this fourth Concertation Meeting for Unit H1 (Cybersecurity Technology & Capacity) will focus on the future priorities for Europe. It will provide all the details on the newly published calls and use the event to touch base with others interested in forming consortia. A key feature of any Concertation Meeting is collaboration and cross fertilization. The event will discuss new partnership opportunities between projects based on the EU Project Radar and demonstrate results from existing clusters projects formed around market readiness levels and vertical sectors in health, energy and finance. The workshop will also examine roadmapping activities from the Competence Centre Pilot projects which are helping shape cybersecurity policy in Europe. How will the European landscape evolve over the next 5-10 years?Certifications and standards are an essential ingredient of the new Work Programme and will also be discussed. These are essential for the market in terms of enabling consistency among developers and serve as a reliable metric for purchasing security products or systems and creating trust in them. The Concertation Meeting will also see the launch of the Cybersecurity Label, created by cyberwatching.eu in collaboration with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. The label represents a consistent and trusted online resource which can help SMEs and micro-enterprises understand key concepts and create a clear path to further action to their journey towards certification landscape and language or improve compliance to regulations. With emerging technologies, such as AI, Blockchain and IoT pushing the boundaries of existing privacy regulations, the event will also showcase how Europe’s Research and Innovation community is addressing the issue head on in a number of vertical sectors.Target Participants:

  • EC funded projects with a focus on cybersecurity and Privacy and priority on projects funded by Unit H1
  • Policy makers and decision makers
  • Business and SMEs
  • Standardisation and certification related organisations


Time (CEST)


10:00 - 10:40

Opening Session

10:00 - 10:10

•  Framing the workshop & its aimsNicholas Ferguson, Trust-IT Services & Coordinator Cyberwatching.eu Workshop Moderator

10:10 - 10:40

•  New priorities for Cybersecurity in Horizon Europe & Digital Europe ProgrammeMartin Ubelhor, DG Connect, European Commission

10:40 - 11:40

Cyberwatching.eu – Assets to support a brighter future for the R&I cybersecurity landscapeChair – Nicholas Ferguson, Trust-IT Services & Coordinator, Cyberwatching.eu

  • The EU Project Radar – Understanding the Cybersecurity research and Innovation landscape David Wallom, University of Oxford
  • Readiness assessment Marina Ramirez, AEI including insight from projects that form these clusters in health, energy and finance
  • Roundtable on cluster topic priorities – Findings and recommendations from project clusters

               •  Energy                •  Health                •  GDPR                •  Critical Infrastructure

               •  Finance


11:40 12:00


12:00 - 13:00

Future priorities and EU Cybersecurity RoadmapsChair – Sebastiano Toffaletti, DIGITAL SME Alliance & Cyberwatching.eu


Panel discussion on roadmap activities in the landscape. Representatives Competence Centre Pilot Projects and ECSO

  • SPARTA - Thomas Jensen, INRIA
  • CyberSec4Europe - Matteo Merialdo, RHEA
  • Rewire - The Cybersecurity Skills Alliance
  • ECSO - TBC

13:00 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:20

Standards and certification for a trusted Digital EuropeChair – Mark Miller, Conceptivity & Cyberwatching.eu

  • The Cybersecurity label powered by Cyberwatching.euA lghtweight path to better cybersecurity for SMEs – Lucio Gonzalez, SGS
  • The importance of certification and standards in the new Work Programme and EC policy – TBC, European Commission
  • ECSO WG 1 Standardisation, certification and supply chain management  – TBC, ECSO
  • Supporting European participation in the standardisation process – George Sharkov, European DIGITAL SME Alliance & SBS

'35 Roundtablewith panellists

15:20 15:40


15:40 - 16:50

Privacy challenges and emerging technologies (AI, IoT, Blockchain) and how the R&I community is addressing them

Chair – Paolo Balboni, ICT Legal & Cyberwatching.eu

  • The GDPR Temperature Tool powered by cyberwatching.eu - Self-assessment resources for SME – TBC
  • Overriding challenges in emerging technologies that need addressing – Prokopios Drogkaris, ENISA

How the EC project community is addressing these and many other challenges  

  • M-Sec - Multi-layered Security technologies to ensure hyper connected smart cities with Blockchain, BigData, Cloud and IoT - Clemente Vanessa Nunez, Worldline Iberia SA
  • C4IIOT – Cybersecurity 4.0 - Protecting the Industrial Internet of Things - Gilad Ezov, IBM
  • PUZZLE – Towards a Sophisticated SIEM Marketplace for Blockchain-based Threat Intelligence and Security-as-a-Service - Giannis Giakoumakis, FORTH
  • Critical Chains - IoT- & Blockchain-enabled Security Framework for New Generation Critical Cyber-physical Systems in Finance Sector - Atta Badii, Reading University
  • nIoVe – A Novel Adaptive Cybersecurity Framework for the Internet-of-Vehicles - Konstantinos Votis, CERTH/ITI

’35 Roundtable with panelists


16:50 17:00

Wrap up and main discussion pointsNicholas Ferguson, Trust-IT Services & Coordinator, Cyberwatching.eu Workshop Moderator 


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