Cybersecurity and privacy dialogue between Europe and Japan (EUNITY)

Similarities and differences. Opportunities and challenges. Europe and Japan. What do we have in common when it comes to approaches to cybersecurity and privacy? What can we learn from each other?


The aim of the project was to foster a European-Japanese dialogue on research and innovation in cybersecurity and privacy, analyzing the gaps and shortcomings of activities in the two regions. In the project, we also wanted to identify potential opportunities for future cooperation and promote European innovations for ICT security, as well as increase the international visibility of EU activities in this field.

Project leader
Dr Anna Felkner

What we did

In frame of the project, we analyzed the legal aspects of cybersecurity and privacy protection in Europe and Japan. We reviewed existing funding mechanisms and gathered information on long-term research programs, as well as existing and planned projects. We also analyzed what steps are being taken to address the shortcomings in the field of ICT security in Europe and Japan and to what extent both sides could learn solutions from each other.

As part of EUNITY, NASK was responsible for creating a comprehensive cybersecurity activity analysis report – “D3.2: Revised version of the Cyber-security Research Analysis Report for the two regions.” The report is divided into three chapters: the first deals with regulations, the second with research and innovation (created by specialists from the Institute), and the third part takes up industry issues. The project also produced the EU-Japan Cybersecurity and Privacy Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (EUJ-C&P-SRIA), indicating, among other things, what projects in the field of cybersecurity can be considered particularly worthy of funding and what course of action should be taken.

The project ran until the end of May 2019 and was funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020.

More information about the project can be found on its website.