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ITU Regional Cybersecurity Forum for Europe and CIS

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The ITU Regional Cybersecurity Forum for Europe and CIS regions co-organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) with the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communication of the Republic of Bulgaria and the State e-government Agency of the Republic of Bulgaria, was held on 27-28 February 2020 at the Grand Hotel Sofia, Bulgaria.  

This Forum was organized within the framework of the ITU Regional Initiative for Europe on Enhancing Trust and Confidence in the use of ICTs, and ITU Regional Initiative for CIS on the Development and Regulation of Info Communication Infrastructure to make Cities and Human Settlements Inclusive, Safe, and Resilient, adopted by the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017 (WTDC-17). The event brought together national and international stakeholders in cybersecurity for information exchange on trust and confidence building, enhancing awareness of the risks and constructing dialogues around the cyber-threat landscape and current safety practices.

National policy and decision makers, legislators, regulators, service providers, academia, civil society and other relevant cybersecurity professionals, from European and CIS region countries were encouraged to actively participate and present their country cases.

Given the direct relevance of this activity, fellowships for up to 2 representatives from each Western Balkans economy were provided by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat. The nomination process was coordinated by National Digital Contact Points (under MAP REA), while nominated representatives from Western Balkans economies were asked to contact RCC Secretariat (Radovan Nikčević, Expert on Connectivity, phone: +387 33 561 737, e-mail: (radovan.nikcevic@rcc.int) after completing registration​ for the Forum.

In addition to the Forum, RCC organized a meeting of WB representatives and partner organizations on 27th afternoon (starting at 16:15). The agenda was shared ​with the participants of the meeting.