ECCC National Coordination Center

The Regulation (EU) 2021/887 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2021 established the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre, also known as the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC).

The overall objective of the ECCC is to promote research, innovation and deployment in the area of cybersecurity, as well as to support the European cybersecurity competence community composed of private and private entities.

The mission of the ECCC is to:

  • strengthen its leadership and strategic autonomy in the area of cybersecurity by retaining and developing the EU’s research, academic, societal, technological and industrial cybersecurity capacities and capabilities necessary to enhance trust and security, including the confidentiality, integrity and accessibility of data, in the Digital Single Market;
  • support EU's technological capacities, capabilities and skills in relation to the resilience and reliability of the infrastructure of network and information systems, including critical infrastructure and commonly used hardware and software in the EU;
  • increase the global competitiveness of the EU’s cybersecurity industry, ensure high cybersecurity standards throughout the Union and turn cybersecurity into a competitive advantage for other EU industries.

The Regulation also requires each member state to establish a National Coordination Centre (NCC) that would identify the local cybersecurity competence community, inform the community of the opportunities to receive EU co-financing for implementation of cybersecurity-related projects, as well as coordinate and supervise the community projects that are co-financed by the ECCC-managed EU financial instruments.

The functions of the Latvian NCC are carried out by the Ministry of Defence in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, and CERT.LV.

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