France announces idea to expand EU cyber reserve mechanisms to all EPC participants

Participants:Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, EU, Georgia, Iceland, Kosovo, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Ukraine
Topic:Security & Peace
Summit:3rd summit - Spain
Date:5 November 2023
Type:Verbal declaration
Pre-existing arrangement:EU Policy on Cyber Defence and EU Cyber Solidarity Act (related)

In April 2023, the European Commission put forward a proposal to set up the legal framework for distributing financing from the cybersecurity emergency fund managed by the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre and Network to cover incident response and cybersecurity audits to critical entities (by the private sector) to address significant or large-scale cybersecurity incidents. At the third EPC summit in Spain, President Macron proposed extending the scope of this cooperation to all non-EU EPC participating countries.