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ESDC: Cyber platform for education, training, evaluation and exercise (ETEE)

14/02/2018 - 14:02
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On 6 February 2018, 'Safer Internet Day', the EU Member States decided that education, training, evaluation and exercise (ETEE) in the field of cyber security/defence would be dealt with by the European Security and Defence College. This decision was strongly supported by the European Commission (DG GROW, DG CONNECT), the European External Action Service and the European Defence Agency.

The main task of the ETEE platform within the ESDC is the coordination of cyber training and education for EU Member States. The existing training will be harmonised and standardised and new courses will close the gaps between training needs and training activities. These efforts will be jointly undertaken by various stakeholders, including several centres of excellence and partner organisations.

The cyber platform will reach its initial operating capability by 1 September 2018. Therefore the process of recruiting three seconded national experts with specific knowledge in the field of cyber security will be launched in the coming days. The full operational capability of the platform is planned to be announced in April 2019.