BUILD A SAFER EUROPE
The European cybersecurity ecosystem faces multiple well-documented challenges: emerging security threats, regulatory hurdles between countries, acute workforce shortage, insufficient technology leadership, persistent lack of gender diversity, and many more. Several promising initiatives have emerged to address these shortcomings but – let’s face it – they need all the help they can get!
The European Cyber Young Leaders (ECYL) aims to complement and contribute to these efforts.
By bringing together young European talents from various EU member states and professional backgrounds (academia, government, private sector, civil society, etc.), we cultivate relationships between future leaders in cybersecurity. As part of this process, we provide a platform to generate debates and proposals for the rapidly evolving developments in the cyber domain, as well as their socio-political and economic implications. This involves translating profound analytical research into consultancy and outreach activities.
Vision & Mission
The European Cyber Young Leaders (ECYL) is a network of European professionals with different backgrounds in cybersecurity. Based on our individual expertise, we address cybersecurity challenges from various angles, encompassing the public, private, and civil society sector. In positioning ourselves at the intersection between analytical research and policy consultation, we grasp the multidimensional risks and opportunities of the cyber domain.
Our engagement has already proven to be valuable as a bottom-up initiative to build trust by committing to our key purpose: to prepare Europe better for future cyber threats and challenges by increasing the understanding of cybersecurity and developing skills through our collaborative efforts. Consequently, we bring together European cybersecurity talents and approach stakeholders and decision makers in a non-partisan manner, upholding our integrity and openness as the key to professionalism.