On 6 November 2018, following a meeting at working level, the four Principals of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Europol, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), the European Defence Agency (EDA), and the Computer Emergency Response Team for the EU Institutions, Agencies and Bodies (CERT-EU), met at CERT-EU's premises.
The purpose of the meeting was to update each other on relevant developments and assess the progress made under the MoU, which provides a cooperation framework aiming at leveraging synergies between the four organisations to achieve a safe and open cyberspace.
The four partners also agreed on a roadmap prepared by the MoU working group with concrete activities and deliverables throughout 2019.
The initial focus will be on working closer in the areas of training and cyber exercises, building the cooperation capacity and the improved exchange of information on respective projects and events with a view to complementing the work of the four partners and avoiding the duplication of efforts.
The Principals agreed that this was a major milestone in entering a new era of working together and an important first step in putting the cooperation framework into practice.
Steven Wilson, Head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3): “This meeting was an excellent opportunity for us to take stock of what we have achieved so far in the framework of our joint MoU and to agree on a roadmap of concrete joint activities and deliverables for 2019 and beyond. We look forward to working with our MoU partners in making the internet a safer place."