Amid a changing security environment, the issue of cybersecurity has gained increased prominence among policymakers across the Atlantic. Rapid developments in the field of cyber security pose, however, new worldwide challenges. In this context The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) participates in partnership with the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV) in the EU Cyber Direct project to contribute to the development of a secure, stable, and rules-based international order in cyberspace through extensive dialogues with the EU’s strategic partners from Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Korea, the United States, as well as regions of Latin America and the Asia-Pacific.

The project brings together governments and nongovernmental actors to explore the main issues surrounding international law in cyberspace, norms of responsible state behavior, and confidence building measures. The EU Cyber Direct project organizes workshops, conferences, and meetings to contribute to a better understanding and dissemination of EU cyber diplomacy and cyber resilience policies worldwide. The project also supports the official Cyber Dialogues between the EU and partner countries through research and policy analysis in areas of mutual interest.

The EU Cyber Direct project is funded by the European Union under the Partnership Instrument, International Digital Cooperation project: Trust and Security in Cyberspace.