ECHO (European network of Cybersecurity centres and competence Hub for innovation and Operations ) is a flagship EU H2020 pilot project aiming to deliver an organized and coordinated approach to strengthen proactive cyber defence of the European Union, through effective and efficient multi-sector collaboration. BU’s Computer Emergency Response Team (BU-CERT) and the CyberSecurity Research Group are among the 30 partners who will be on a 48-month mission to deliver:

  • An Early Warning System,
  • A Federation of Cyber-Ranges
  • An inter-sector technology roadmap
  • The ECHO Cyber-skills Framework
  • The ECHO Cybersecurity Certification Scheme

ECHO, is one of the four pilot projects funded under the 2018 Horizon 2020 cybersecurity call “establishing and operating a pilot for a European Cybersecurity Competence Network and developing a common European Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap” (Horizon 2020 call SU-ICT-03-2018). These pilot projects bring together more than 160 partners, including big companies, SMEs, universities and cybersecurity research institutes, from 26 EU Member States. The overall EU investment in these projects will be more than 63.5 million Euros.

More information at

Contact: Vasilis Katos

Funders: EU Horizon 2020

Collaborators:Acea SpA, AGH University of Science and Technology, AON SpA, Bulgarian Defence Institute, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas, Enquirya B.V., European Software Institute, Exprivia, Fincantieri SpA, Guardtime, Institute of ICT, Laurea UAS, Link Campus University, National Areospace University “Kharkiv Aviation Institute”, Naval Group, National Defence University “CAROL I”, Maynooth University, RHEA Group, Royal Military Academy of Belgium, Siveco, Semmelweis University, Telelink, Telefonica Spain, Tallinn University of Technology, VisionSpace Technologies GmbH, Vitrociset, Zanasi & Partners, certSIGN


Cybersecurity pilots