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ECCC Info Day on new DEP funding opportunities - 9 July 2024, Brussels, Belgium

Join us for an exclusive in-person event at Le Bouche à Oreille in Brussels on 9 July 2024, where the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC) will present the new funding opportunities in Cybersecurity under the Digital Europe Programme.

Welcome to the ECCC Info Day in Brussels!

Join us for an exclusive in-person event at Le Bouche à Oreille (Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussels) in Brussels on 9 July, 2024, where the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC) will discuss and inform on new funding opportunities in Cybersecurity under the Digital Europe Programme. This event serves as a platform to disseminate crucial information on the latest calls for proposals and provide networking opportunities for the European cybersecurity community.


Registration is open to everyone in the European cybersecurity ecosystem eligible for funding. Please check the Call Document for the eligibility conditions.

Please note that there is a limited amount of spaces, and we recommend that you register earlier rather than later via the following link:


9:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome and opening remarks – Luca Tagliaretti, Executive Director, ECCC 

10:15 Introduction - Francesco Barbato, Head of Sector, DG CNECT 

10:30 Digital Europe Programme (DEP): Open calls and Q&A – Ivan Scannapiecoro, Senior Programme Officer, ECCC 

11:15 Coffee break

11:45 The validation procedure by the Central Validation Service - REA

12:05 How to write a project proposal: Tips & tricks and Q&A – Alina Taralunga, Programme Officer, ECCC

12:25 Experience with running a DEP project – Project coordinators of ongoing DEP projects: SOC4Health, SECUR-EU

13:00 Lunch and one2one meeting opportunities 

14:00 National Coordination Centres in focus - Miguel Ángel Cañada, Head of National Coordination Centre (NCC-ES)

14:30 Pitching of ideas of proposals to the open call 

15:50 Upcoming events - Roberto Cascella, ECCO

16:00 Networking coffee and one2one meeting opportunities

Pitching opportunities, how to proceed?

Interested participants will also have the possibility to pitch their project ideas for funding opportunities, following the instructions below: 

  • Participants must conform with the Digital Europe Programme’s admissibility conditions described in section 5, and the eligible countries in section 6 of the call document.
  • Participants are invited to indicate their interest by 2nd July 2024 COB to infodaysatlist [dot] cyber-ecco [dot] eu (infodays[at]list[dot]cyber-ecco[dot]eu) and send their pitches to the same address by 5 July 2024 COB, keeping in mind that pitches received after the deadline might not be considered for the event.
  • The slides should summarise an idea proposal related to one of the six calls mentioned above. Please choose only one of the six topics and indicate it the file name, followed by the name of the participant. In the case that you have ideas for several of the six topics, you must submit a pitch for each topic.
  • It is recommended that the pitch slides describe the status of your consortium and what capabilities or types of partners you are looking for.
  • The presentation should be at most 4 slides, and include the name of the presenter as well as the organisation they represent.

Information on the Open Calls

On 17 June, the European Commission and European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC) announced a series of new calls for proposals under the Digital Europe Programme. With a dedicated budget of over EUR 102 million, these funds will support deployment activities including Security Operations Centers (SOCs), advanced key technologies, preparedness and mutual assistance for large industrial operations and installations, and the implementation of EU cybersecurity legislation and national cybersecurity strategies.

The projects funded by this call will be managed by the ECCC. The calls are open to businesses, SMEs public administrations, and other entities from EU Member States and EEA countries.  

The areas of actions are as follows:

  • DIGITAL-ECCC-2024-DEPLOY-CYBER-07-SOC - National SOCs 
  • DIGITAL-ECCC-2024-DEPLOY-CYBER-07-SOCPLAT - Enlarging existing or Launching New Cross-Border SOC Platforms 
  • DIGITAL-ECCC-2024-DEPLOY-CYBER-07-SOCSYS - Strengthening the SOC Ecosystem 
  • DIGITAL-ECCC-2024-DEPLOY-CYBER-07-KEYTECH - Development and Deployment of Advanced Key Technologies 
  • DIGITAL-ECCC-2024-DEPLOY-CYBER-07-LARGEOPER - Preparedness Support and Mutual Assistance, Targeting Larger Industrial Operations and Installations 
  • DIGITAL-ECCC-2024-DEPLOY-CYBER-07-CYBERSEC-02 - Support for Implementation of EU Legislation on Cybersecurity and National Cybersecurity Strategies (2024) 

Proposals can be submitted from 4 July 2024 until 21 January 2025 at 17:00 Brussels time.


For the topics DIGITAL-ECCC-2024-DEPLOY-CYBER-07-SOC and DIGITAL-ECCC-2024-DEPLOY-CYBER-07-SOCPLAT applicants will have also to submit a proposal to the Call for Expression of Interest that will be soon published on the ECCC website ( which will also be closing on 21 January 2025.

The call for proposals 'DIGITAL-ECCC-2024-DEPLOY-CYBER-07’ under the Digital Europe Programme is now published on the Funding and Tenders portal.



  • cybersecurity
  • Tuesday 9 July 2024, 09:30 - 15:45 (CEST)

Practical information

Tuesday 9 July 2024, 09:30 - 15:45 (CEST)