Ad Hoc Working Group on the European Cybersecurity Skills Framework

Expression of interest for the ENISA Ad Hoc Working Group on the European Cybersecurity Skills Framework.

The cybersecurity workforce shortage and skills gap is a major concern for both economic development and national security, especially in the rapid digitization of the global economy.

The  Ad Hoc Group on the European Cybersecurity Skills Framework has the aim to promote harmonization in the ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development and to develop of a common European language in the cybersecurity skills context. 

The members of the ad hoc working groups are going to be selected according to the highest standards of expertise, aiming to ensure appropriate balance according to the specific issues in question. 

The selection of members is based on a personal capacity or for the purpose of representing particular interests that generally serve a public goal and they have a clear demonstrable skillset and relevant experience in contributing to the development of skills frameworks.

Scope of the Working Group

The scope of this ad hoc working group is to advise and aid ENISA in developing an European Cybersecurity Skills Framework, which permits a common understanding of the roles, competencies, skills and knowledge used by individuals, employers and training providers across the EU Member States. Furthermore, it could also raise awareness by identifying the gaps in the cybersecurity landscape that can be bridged with the creation of a common European Cybersecurity Skills Framework.

Key tasks of this ad hoc working group include:

  • advise ENISA on defining the criteria for an European Cybersecurity Skills Framework;
  • support the analysis of other existing initiative cybersecurity related frameworks with respect to the defined criteria;
  • assist in identifying gaps in already developed cybersecurity skills frameworks;
  • assist in conducting SWOT analysis for an European Cybersecurity Skills Framework;
  • review of related ENISA deliverables;
  • assist in the preparation of the European Cybersecurity Skills Framework.

The preliminary estimation of the duration of the ad hoc working group is for up to one (1) calendar year from the kick off date of this working group; extension of the mandate of this ad hoc working group is possible, should the scope of the work is not completed in one (1) year.

How to apply

Full Terms of Reference can be found in the ducument: Terms of Reference - CSSF Working Group.

The duly completed applications must be submitted by 18h00 EEST (Athens time) on 10th of August 2020. An application will be deemed admissible only if it is submitted by the deadline.

Individuals are invited to submit their application to ENISA via the dedicated form:

Application form for the expression of interest to the Ad-Hoc Working Group on the European Cybersecurity Skills Framework

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