26-04-2022 14:00
High-Level Roundtable on Cybersecurity

Room SPAAK 7C50 and remotely

Understanding, containing, deterring, preventing and responding to cyber threats and attacks is a generational challenge. In the Council's Versailles Declaration of 11 March 2022, European leaders committed to ensuring the Union's preparedness for fast-emerging challenges, such as hybrid warfare, by strengthening collective cyber-resilience and protecting the Union's critical infrastructure from threats.

With this high-level roundtable, STOA would like to bring together the best-placed actors to facilitate a fruitful exchange between relevant stakeholders. In its New EU Cybersecurity Strategy and new rules to make physical and digital critical entities more resilient, the European Commission proposed to strengthen supply chain cybersecurity for key information and communication technologies. This event will discuss the most recent European proposals to tackle cybersecurity challenges such as the revision of the NIS Directive, the Critical Entities Resilience Directive, the Proposal for a Joint Cyber Unit and the expected Cybersecurity Resilience Act. The outcomes will add to the series of recent STOA studies on cybersecurity (Cybersecurity in the EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), Achieving a sovereign and trustworthy ICT industry in the EU, Strategic communications as a key factor in countering hybrid threats).


14:00-14:10: Welcome and introductory statement
Eva KAILI, Vice-President of the European Parliament, responsible for STOA and ESPAS

14:10-15:10: Panel discussion
Despina SPANOU, Head of Cabinet of Commission Vice-President Margaritis SCHINAS
Juhan LEPASSAAR, Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA)
Joanneke BALFOORT, Director, CSDP and Crisis Response, European External Action Service (EEAS)
Luukas ILVES, Chief Information Officer, Government of Estonia
Chelsey SLACK, Deputy Head, Cyber & Hybrid Policy Section, Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO
Anouck TEILLER, Head of cabinet, Executive office, ANSSI
Casper KLYNGE,Vice-President, European Government Affairs, Microsoft
Salvino SALVAGGIO, Executive Director of VP RDI Office, Qatar Foundation & Member of STOA's International Advisory Board

15:10-15:55: Moderated discussion

15:55-16:00: Closing remarks
Eva KAILI, Vice-President of the European Parliament, responsible for STOA and ESPAS

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The event will be held in English only, without interpretation.