Closing the Gap
EU Cyber Direct

As part of the European Cyber Diplomacy Initiative, the EU Cyber Direct project joined forces with the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and numerous research institutions to organise an international conference that contributes to closing the gap between scholars and practitioners working on cyber-related issues. The conference aimed to foster productive exchanges between different generations of scholars (emerging talents and established researchers), disciplines (law, political science, international relations, economics, IT, media studies), sectors (government, private sector, academia, NGOs) and regions (Global South-North). As an expression of ‘academic diplomacy’, the conference brought together researchers from around the world.