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The Regulation (EU) 2021/887 establishes the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre (ECCC) and the Network of National Coordination Centres (NCC).

Their mission is to strengthen the Union’s strategic autonomy in the area of cybersecurity by supporting its technological capacities, capabilities and skills and to increase the global competitiveness of the Union’s cybersecurity industry, by ensuring high standards and turning cybersecurity into a competitive advantage for other Union industries.

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The Competence Centre will manage cybersecurity-related financial support from Digital Europe (DEP) and Horizon Europe (HEU) programmes. The participation to the related calls for projects is open to all the eligible entities for which the specific call conditions apply.

ACN may also participate as NCC, as direct beneficiary or as part of a consortium. Moreover, if allowed, ACN may provide financial support to third parties.

The ECCC will manage a first set of DEP projects which will focus in particular on: supporting capacity building of Security Operation Centres and their interconnection at regional, national and EU level; strengthening the EU cybersecurity resilience; establishing the Network of National Coordination Centres; securing 5G strategic digital infrastructures ad technologies.

European Cyber-shield (177 M€)
BUDGET M€ CALL OPENING CALL DEADLINE
EU cybersecurity resilience, coordination and cybersecurity ranges 15 15/11/2022 15/02/2023
Capacity building of Security Operation Centres (SOCs) 110
Secure 5G strategic digital infrastructure and technologies 10
Uptake of innovative cybersecurity solutions 32
Support to cybersecurity in the health sector 10 22/02/22 31/05/22
Support to the implementation of relevant EU Legislation (83 M€)
BUDGET M€ CALL OPENING CALL DEADLINE
Network of National Coordination Centres 55 02/22 - 11/22 05/22 - 02/23
Cybersecurity Community support 3 06/22 16/09/22
NIS Directive Implementation and national cybersecurity strategies 20 15/11/2022 15/02/2023
Testing and certification capabilities 5