cyberwatching.eu has delivered four Annual Concertation Meetings in its 51 month lifetime. The meetings have been an essential part of the cyberwatching.eu project, bringing together mainly active projects in the area of cybersecurity and privacy and acting as the springboard for future project activities. The meetings have targetted five key stakeholders: The European Commission, policy makers, EC-funded projects, SMEs and our own consortium partners. Key topics in the project have featured in each of the Concertation meetings and have been essential for the completion of project activities.
The Concertation Meetings were originally designed as highly interactive one-day physical events. Indeed, Concertation 2018 and 2019 were delivered in this format with break-out and World Café sessions. With the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, this format was replaced by shorter webinars on specific topics and delivered over a series of weeks. This has meant we have been able to reach a broader and larger audience. In total over 1,100 participants have attended our events including representatives from 120 projects
In the last few years, cyber security has become more of a priority for all types of organisations than ever before.