Following the completion of the funding for the CyberSec4Europe project, one of the post-project initiatives is EU-CHECK (European Community Hub of Expertise in Cybersecurity Knowledge), sponsored for two years by CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and involving numerous representative organisations from CyberSec4Europe, including TDL, as well as the other pilots (SPARTA, CONCORDIA and ECHO).

Objectives and Outcomes 

The main objective of EU-CHECK is to increase our multidisciplinary understanding of cybersecurity, in order to create the conditions for the emergence of secure digital systems. It will approach security from a multi-faceted perspective, as cybersecurity is a complex issue that needs to be approached from many different angles. To this end, EU-CHECK will be structured around four areas of exploration, namely:

  • scientific research
  • economic sectors (also known as vertical sectors)
  • application and innovation domains, and
  • capacity building aspects.

This International Research Network (IRN) is based on research and innovation communities that worked together for four years in the framework of the European pilot projects CyberSec4Europe, SPARTA and CONCORDIA that were funded under the Horizon 2020 programme.

The main expected result of cooperation under EU-CHECK is an increased interweaving of scientific collaboration between its participating organisations. This will take the form, inter-alia, of joint international publications, staff and student exchanges, policy recommendations and joint project submissions, both to bilateral and multilateral funding sources (e.g. Horizon and Digital Europe). The main objective of setting up this IRN is to strengthen the sense of a European cybersecurity community that has been initiated between the partners during the four years of the pilot projects funded under H2020, with the CNRS at its centre.


Paris, 2-3 October 2023
The latest meeting of the EU-CHECK steering committee took place at the CNRS offices in Paris: its main objective was to consider future strategies, including a COST Action and participation in CONVERGENCE 2023.

Bertinoro, 30-31 August 2023


The second EU-CHECK meeting took place at La Rocca of Bertinoro, Italy in conjunction with the XXII International School on the Foundations of Security Analysis and Design (FOSAD) which ran from 28 August – 1 September at the University Residential Center of BertinoroThe organisers of FOSAD ’23 kindly agreed to add EU-CHECK as their co-sponsors and to co-locate our meeting with the summer school, which, as usual, offered an attractive programme for students and others. The agenda for the workshop can be found here.

Venice, 18 April 2023

The first meeting of EU-CHECK took place at Ca' Foscari University during the course of the Privacy Symposium 2023 conference with a series of interventions in front of an audience in the morning and a private partner meeting in the afternoon.