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Organisational resilience

The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) ASBL is a fully self-financed non-for-profit organisation under the Belgian law, established in June 2016.

ECSO is the privileged partner of the European Commission for the implementation of the Cybersecurity Public-Private Partnership, as well as  a recognised actor in the European institutional landscape, A pan European, multi-stakeholder and cross sectoral partnership organisation working on cybersecurity with a holistic approach, ECSO federates the European Cybersecurity public and private sector, including large companies, SMEs and start-ups, research centres, universities, end-users and operators of essential services, clusters and associations, as well as the local, regional and national public administrations across the European Union Members States, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and H2020 Programme associated countries.

Vision & mission

With over 200 Members, 6 working groups and various initiatives, ECSO is today the unique European public-private organisation focussing on cybersecurity and offering a 360° view on the rapid evolution of the digital environment.

The main goal of ECSO is to coordinate the development of the European Cybersecurity Ecosystem and support the protection of European Digital Single Market, ultimately contributing to the advancement of Europe's digital sovereignty and strategic autonomy.

VISION ECSO works towards a cyber resilient and strategically autonomous digital Europe and an increased European Digital Sovereignty & Strategic Autonomy, taking into consideration political, economic, societal and technological issues.

MISSION  To  develop, coordinate and represent a sound, responsible, resilient, sustainable and competitive European cybersecurity ecosystem. In the short term, our mission is also to support the recovery of Europe’s society and economy during its digital transformation and with the help of the European Green Deal and recovery fund.

ETHICS ECSO defends European interests and supports European fundamental rights and values following the common ethics and code of conduct, maintaining and enforcing adherence to lawful business practices, acting in good faith and transparency, and committing to integrity in full compliance with the European Competition and Antitrust Law. 

Our strategy for a renewed European Public – Private Cooperation


ECSO federates and connects the community of public – private experts, operational and decision makers creating the European Cybersecurity Competence Community that will be defined by the Competence Centre Regulation.


With concrete actions for capability development & capacity building, ECSO supports the needs of its Members with sustainable operational models for market/ecosystem development on economy, technology, human factors, threats and investments.


ECSO supports the EU Cybersecurity Competence Community by defining common views and supports the EU and Member States' policies, as well as the ECCC approach.


In light of this, ECSO seeks out to establish and strengthen its collaboration with various other actors and stakeholders part of the European cybersecurity ecosystem.  The objective of each collaboration is to complement each other’s work, avoid duplication, learn from one another and promote the objective and vision of ECSO.

With European Institutions

ECSO maintains close collaboration with European Commissioners and top-level management of the European Commission's DGs including DG CNECT, DG RTD, DG ENER, DG MOVE, JRC, DG DIGIT, EEAS.

Upon the invitation of the Presidency of the Council of the EU, ECSO is regularly invited to provide updates on the status of its work to the Horizontal Working Party on Cyber Issues of the Council.

ECSO provides independent assessments on EU legislative proposals (e.g. the NIS Directive, the Cybersecurity Act, the EU Certification Framework, the definition of ENISA's new mandate, the set-up of a European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre and the Network of National Coordination Centres). ECSO also fosters relations between MEPs and ECSO Members.

With European Agencies and Bodies

ECSO regularly cooperates with European Agencies and Bodies such as ENISA (European Union Agency for Cybersecurity), EUROPOL (European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation), EDA (European Defence Agency), ESA (European Space Agency), EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), EIT (European Institute of Innovation & Technology), EIB (European Investment Bank), CEN/CENELEC (European Committee for Standardisation/European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation), ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute).

Other European Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and Joint Undertakings (JU)

ECSO coordinates its work with other relevant PPPs and European Associations such as euRoboticsBDVA (Big Data), AIOTI (IoT), EFFRA (Industry 4.0), 5G AI (5G), INATBA (Blockchain), A.SPIRE (Processes), ECSEL (JU on Electronic Components and Systems), EUROHPC (JU on High-performance Computing). 

Collaboration with European-funded projects 


Find ECSO's full list of Working Groups, Task Forces and Initiatives here.


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