Montenegro – Center for Cybersecurity Capacity Building in the Western Balkans (16 November 2022)


Yesterday, France, Montenegro and Slovenia signed a letter of intent in Podgorica to establish a Center for Cybersecurity Capacity Building in the Western Balkans, which will be based in Montenegro. Work on that center will begin next spring. This project originated as a joint initiative between France’s Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Slovenian Foreign Ministry. In addition to training operators and experts from the entire region, this facility will strengthen the operational and institutional response capabilities of governments throughout the Western Balkans to deal with cyber threats and attacks.

The center’s training activities, which will be fully based on EU standards, will cover cybercrime, cybersecurity and digital diplomacy.

This project is designed to increase France’s engagement with the Western Balkans and will help strengthen regional cooperation in field that is being put to the test in the current context.