Skip to main content
Shaping Europe’s digital future logo
News article | Publication

Cybersecurity in 2022 Commission Work Programme: Making Europe stronger together

On 19 October, the Commission adopted its 2022 Work Programme, setting out the next steps in its bold and transformative agenda towards a post-COVID-19 Europe that is greener, fairer, more digital and more resilient. This Commission Work Programme contains 42 new policy initiatives across all six headline ambitions of President von der Leyen's Political Guidelines, building on her 2021 State of the Union speech. It also reflects the lessons learnt from the unprecedented crisis caused by the pandemic, while paying particular attention to our young generation thanks to the proposed European Year of Youth 2022.

European Commission: Logo

European Commission

Cybersecurity has been mentioned especially in relation to one of six headline ambitionsof President von der Leyen's Political Guidelines: 'A Europe fit for the digital age'

Among others, the Commission will propose a European Cyber Resilience Act to establish common cybersecurity standards, and begin building an EU space-based global secure communications system to provide additional EU-wide broadband connectivity and secure independent communications to Member States. 

Moreover, as the energy sector will be the biggest contributor in meeting the EU’s climate target of reducing emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030, the Commission will propose an action plan for an accelerated digital transformation of the sector, taking into account the need for resilient and cyber-secure energy

Cybersecurity is also crutial if it comes to 'Promoting our European way of life'. The continued work on cybersecurity remains a crucial building block of the Security Union

Key documents of the 2022 Commission Work Programme are available online.