Cooperation between IK and ECSO – Road to Polish Presidency: fostering European cybersecurity


The Kosciuszko Institute (IK), a renowned organization specializing in cybersecurity projects and activities, and the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) share a common mission: building and strengthening European cybersecurity and fostering strong cybersecurity communities.  

For many years, the CYBERSEC conference, organized by IK, has been a platform for the most important discussions on cybersecurity in Europe. It brings together leading experts, government representatives, businesses, and academia to debate the most pressing challenges in this field.  

Given the fact that Poland assumes the Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2025 the Kosciuszko Institute intends to actively foster debate on the most pressing and important cybersecurity issues. This presents a perfect opportunity to strengthen Poland’s position as a leader in cybersecurity and to promote its experience and solutions on the international stage.  

Building on our shared mission and IK’s existing membership in ECSO, IK proposes cooperation between the two organizations to jointly shape the cybersecurity discussion in the lead-up to and during the Polish Presidency. Specifically, we propose organizing a series of high-level discussions focused on key cybersecurity challenges. The planned events will take place both in Brussels and in Krakow with the final debates taking place during the main CYBERSEC event in 2025. The cooperation assumes close cooperation with the European cybersecurity ecosystem, including mainly ECSO members, European decision-makers and business leaders.  

The Letter Of Intent between IK and ECSO is planned to be signed at the opening of the CYBERSEC 2024 conference. We are confident that mutual cooperation will be a valuable contribution to building a stronger and more secure digital world.