GFCE Europe Regional Meeting 2024

April 24 2024 - April 24 2024 | Brussels

The field of cyber capacity building is rapidly maturing. The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE), as the multi-stakeholder platform for cyber capacity building, supports and addresses the needs of the community while reducing fragmentation of efforts.

As part of the GFCE’s efforts to meet the needs of different regional stakeholders, the GFCE Regional Meeting for Europe 2024 is being held back-to-back with the European Cyber Agora. GFCE Europe Regional meeting participants are invited to join both events; however, please note there is a separate registration for European Cyber Agora – you can check their program and register here.

The GFCE Europe Regional Meeting provides stakeholders with an opportunity to discuss priorities for cyber capacity building in Europe and to share insights on developing best practices and innovative approaches that may help inform cyber capacity building in other regions. The meeting will also be an opportunity to update the community on the ongoing process around the Global Conference on Cyber Capacity Building (GC3B), which held its inaugural event in Accra, Ghana, in November 2023. Preparations are underway for the upcoming May 2025 GC3B to be held in Geneva, Switzerland.

Program elements & Networking opportunities

In line with previous GFCE Annual and Regional Meetings, an open, informal, and interactive setting will be established throughout the day.

There will be several networking opportunities during the GFCE Regional Meeting.

GFCE Europe Regional Meeting 2024 – program:

  • Welcome and setting the stage
    • David van Duren, Director GFCE Secretariat
  • Regional Cyber Capacity building: discussing the way forward
    • Cormac Callanan, Cyber Security Coordinator of the ESIWA
    • Erna Catic, Policy Officer at EEAS
    • Miguel Exposito, Deputy Head of Unit for Science, Technology, Innovation and Digitalisation at the European Commission’s DG INTPA
    • Moctar Yedaly, Africa Hub Director at GFCE
    • Silja-Madli Ossip, Community Lead at EU CyberNet
    • Moderator: Tereza Horejsova, Outreach Manager at GFCE
  • Conclusion and next steps
    • David van Duren, Director GFCE Secretariat

Language and meeting format

The meeting will be conducted in English. Hybrid meeting arrangements will be provided.

Meeting Report