The 2017 annual meeting of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) will be held on 31 May - 1 June 2017, in Brussels, Belgium, and it will be hosted by the European Union.
The meeting will bring together participants representing more than 75 countries, international organisations, and private entities, to discuss current and future cyber capacity building (CCB) activities. The focus of this year's meeting is to agree on a set of Global Good Practices to be made available for the global community, and to discuss the CCB Agenda for the coming years.
The GFCE has been established to share experiences, identify gaps and complement existing efforts in cyber capacity building. The GFCE makes technical expertise and new funding streams available in the fields of cyber security, cybercrime, data protection and e-governance. By matching supply and demand, countries that lack knowledge in certain cyber areas can benefit from the expertise that will be provided by countries, intergovernmental organisations and companies with more experience in those cyber matters. The GFCE was officially launched at the Global Conference on Cyberspace 2015 in the Netherlands. All members adopted the 'The Hague Declaration' that emphasises the need for more capacity building, exchange of best practices and strengthened international cooperation.
More information regarding the 2017 annual meeting is available on the GFCE website.