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Read CEPS' study supporting the review of the NIS Directive

ECSO Members -4th July 2022

Read CEPS' study supporting the review of the NIS Directive

ECSO Member CEPS together with ICF and Wavestone were awarded the contract to carry out the study to support the review of Directive (EU) 2016/1148 concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union (NIS Directive) – N° 2020-665. Based on the combined evaluation roadmap and impact assessment, setting out the scope and terms of reference of the NIS Directive evaluation, this study followed the Better Regulation Guidelines and was distributed in four main tasks.


  • A retrospective evaluation of the functioning of the legal framework in its current shape
  • Identification of both novel policy concepts and measures including concrete new regulatory elements not addressed in the current NIS Directive
  • A forward-looking input to support the impact assessment process, in which the positive and negative impacts of several possible measures and policy options were assessed
  • A comprehensive stakeholder dialogue


The study provides an evidence-based judgement to inform the European Commission on future decisions relating to the security of networks and information systems across the European Union.


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