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JUNE 14-16, 2022

European Cyber Agora

An inclusive multistakeholder initiative for a digital Europe | June 14-16, 2022

The theme of this year's European Cyber Agora is ‘Harnessing the Power of Trust’. Attendees can expect high-level panel debates and discussions with representatives of EU institutions, national governments, cybersecurity agencies, civil society, academia and industry, as well as expert-led workshops organized by the European Cyber Agora community. Topics range from EU cybersecurity policy, protection of critical infrastructure and emerging risks to digital diplomacy and the role of the transatlantic relationship.


All public sessions of our 2022 event are now available for on-demand viewing.

Spotlight Sessions


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Tuesday, June 14 - Hybrid Event
14:15 - 14:30

Opening of registration for workshops & coffee

14:30 - 15:30Workshop 1

Protecting the Healthcare Sector from Cyber Harm

Session organized by CyberPeace Institute, NUKIB, Microsoft

Over the past two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the importance of healthcare sharply into focus. It has also demonstrated that healthcare and medical facilities around the world are increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats. These can have a direct impact on human lives as people are unable to access healthcare services, a basic human right. This workshop will explore some of the results that have come out of a year-long project, led by the government of the Czech Republic, the CyberPeace Institute and Microsoft. It will focus on good practices and recommendations distilled from a series of multistakeholder workshops covering IT practitioners’ perspectives, national resilience measures, frontline workers, capacity building, international law, and diplomatic measures. These recommendations are set to be published in a Compendium on Protecting the Healthcare Sector from Cyber Harm later this year.

  • Kaja Ciglic, Senior Director, Digital Diplomacy, Microsoft
  • Klara Jordan, Chief Public Officer, CyberPeace Institute
  • Denisa Vintrova, International Organizations and Law Unit, National Cyber and Information Security Agency of the Czech Republic, NUKIB
  • Moderator: Nils Berglund, Outreach and Public Engagement Coordinator, EU Institute for Security Studies
14:45 - 16:15Workshop 2

Deep dive on transatlantic regulatory affairs

Session organized by Microsoft

Both the EU and the US are starting to see the benefits of more cyber resilience of their infrastructure after adopting a promising and ambitious cybersecurity strategy and regulation (NIS, CSA, NCCCR, upcoming NIS2, CRA, etc). More than individual initiatives, actions towards more collaboration on this matter are emerging such as the US-EU Security Dialog, the Trade and Technology Council (TTC) etc. Nevertheless, more steps are needed from both sides of the Atlantic to ensure closer harmonization especially on regulatory requirements, and to improve cyber resilience in the US and the EU. As a matter of fact, such a coordinated approach will ultimately result in enhanced competitiveness of both ICT & tech markets on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Lorena Boix Alonso, Director for Digital Society, Trust & Cybersecurity DG CONNECT, EU Commission
  • Cristin Flynn Goodwin, Associate General Council and General Manager, Digital Security Unit, Microsoft
  • Liesyl Franz, Director, U.S. Department of State's Cyberspace & Digital Policy Bureau
  • Adam Sedgewick, Senior IT Policy Advisor, NIST
  • Moderator: Alex Botting, International Policy Director, Coalition to Reduce Cyber Risk

About the
implementing partners

The European Cyber Agora 2022 is facilitated by Microsoft, the German Marshall Fund of the United States and
EU Cyber Direct.


The resulting policy recommendations supplement international multi-stakeholder efforts such as the UN (, the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) and the recently created Working Groups of the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, and feed into national, European and international cyber policy discussions.

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About the European Cyber Agora

The European Cyber Agora is a multi-stakeholder platform bridging the gap between government, civil society and industry across Europe to shape the European cybersecurity policy agenda and identify European perspectives on global cybersecurity policy debates. It promotes collaboration across sectors including diverse voices and contributes to evidence-based cybersecurity policymaking through research-based and outcome-oriented engagement.