ENISA news: EU certification group & EU resources

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) is the EU agency for cybersecurity in Europe. We would like to inform you of relevant developments in the area of cybersecurity related to the European Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and the European Union.

EU resources available for cybersecurity capabilities development

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) cybersecurity-call for 2019 offers funding opportunities for projects for the development and strengthening of cybersecurity capabilities within the EU, for both public and private parties. Among others, there are funding possibilities for projects of Operators of Essential Services (OES) with a focus on strengthening internal capabilities and setting up national or European Information Sharing and Analysis Centres (ISACs). The deadline for the submission of proposals is 14 November 2019.

Stakeholder Cyber Security Certification Group

This group is primarily responsible for advising the European Commission and ENISA on strategic issues related to cybersecurity certification. The call is open until 17 September 2019 for academic institutions, consumer organisations, conformity assessment bodies, standards development organisations, companies and sector organisations.

More information about these calls for interest and other developments are available in the ENISA-Newsletter ('Publications').


With the entry into force of the EU Cybersecurity Act, ENISA has been granted a permanent mandate including more resources and new certification tasks. The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) is the European agency for cyber security in Europe. ENISA is working on improving the quality level of network and information security within the European Union. In addition, ENISA is supporting the implementation of EU policy and legislation relating to network and information security. The NCSC is an active member of the ENISA Management Board, which determines the priorities for the agency. We also fulfil the National Liaison Officer function, being the first point of contact for ENISA in the Netherlands.