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Strengthening proactive cyber defence in ECHO project

‚ÄčLaurea is participating in a large cyber-security project, in which the goal is to set up a European cyber-security competence network, bringing together several parties from various fields of security.

ECHO project already involves 30 partners from Europe, and is actively engaging new partners interested to contribute to the cybersecurity resilience of the EU and in reaching the collaboration goals. Project already priorities multi-sector scenario demonstrations across Health Care, Maritime Transportation and Energy as a critical infrastructures, and including related sectors.

ECHO project is one of four EU pilot projects that are expected to strengthen the EU's cybersecurity capacity and tackle future cybersecurity challenges for a safer Europe. The overall EU investment in these projects will be more than 63.5 million Euros.

- Laurea will contribute to ECHO through its expertise, RDI competence and bring the added value through Laurea’s learning environment. Laurea’s dynamic approach and regional, as well as international, networks were recognised, tells Kirsi Hyttinen, Senior Manager for Research at Laurea, who has been in charge of project preparations. .

- It’s great to be part of one of the priority projects of the Commission and Europe in order to provide cyber security capabilities. Naturally, our educational programmes support our participation and I truly hope that our students will receive the benefits through this participation. We have already designed some future events that will be later announced.

- We are pleased with the opportunity to join ECHO project. It is a great follow-up for our former security related projects and brings vital new cyber-security competence also to our degree programs and selection of continuing education, comments President, CEO Jouni Koski.