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Time to advise Europe on security. Call for new Experts to the EU Agency ENISA’s Permanent Stakeholders’ Group


17 Jul 2009


Justice & Home Affairs

Do you have the competence to be one of the Experts advising ENISA? The European Network and Information Security Agency, i.e. the EU Agency ENISA, is launching the call for new members to its Permanent Stakeholders’ Group (PSG). The PSG advises the Executive Director in e.g. drawing up a proposal for the Agency’s work programme, and all issues related thereto.

The PSG will be composed of thirty leading Experts in Network and Information Security. The PSG Members should represent relevant stakeholders, e.g: information and communication technologies industry, consumer and user organisations, as well as academic and research institutions. The selected applicants will be appointed ad personam as PSG Members. They do neither represent a country nor a company.

Applicants should provide the Executive Director with the details of their professional experience and level of expertise (i.a. a summary of qualifications, a detailed CV in English in European format; as well as a separate letter of motivation explaining how they intend to contribute to the mandate of the PSG).

How to apply? Complete applications should be sent by email to the following address: . Applications should submit their applicants as soon as possible and not later than 30th October 2009.

The Executive Director will take the following criteria into consideration while assessing the applications:

• proven abilities in the fields relevant to the mandate of the PSG;

• capacity to contribute to issues that relate to the Agency’s tasks

• the ability to cover a wide range of expertise in information and communication technology industries.

Indicatively, about 15 Experts may be selected from e.g. fixed and mobile telecommunication operators, internet service providers, security service providers, hardware/software industries); consumer and user organisations. Approximately 5 Experts could be selected from e.g. internet and users, administrations, public and private service sector); and academia/research. Around 10 Experts may be selected from areas of activity such as cryptographic applications, identity management, biometrics, risk analysis and management, network and information security and electronic processes).The mandate of the forthcoming PSG runs from February 2010 until July 2012. Travel and subsistence expenses incurred for PSG activities are reimbursed by the Agency.

Full call: Practical Guidance for Applicants to the ENISA Permanents Stakeholders’ Group

For more details contact: Media: Ulf Bergstrom, Press & Communications Officer ENISA, Applicants: PSG Secretariat:


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