During his visit to the Dominican Republic to attend the XXVIII Ibero-American Summit this week, HR/VP Borrell inaugurated the Cyber-competence Centre of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC4).
The Latin American and Caribbean Cyber-Competence Centre is implemented by the EU CyberNet project, in close collaboration with the Estonian Information System Authority, and financed by the European Union, with its facilities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
HR/VP Borrell said “LAC4 shows the EU’s commitment to cooperate and strengthen the association with Latin American and Caribbean countries, based on our shared values. I am also pleased this is the first regional e-skills center created by the EU. This shows the remarkable achievements of the countries of the region, and more specifically of the Dominican Republic, in rapid digitization, which boosts innovation for the benefit of societies. It demonstrates our commitment and the strong partnership of the European Union with the Dominican to continue collaborating based on our shared values.”
LAC4 will contribute to improving cybersecurity education and capabilities, improve interoperability capabilities, cyberspace capabilities, research and development, and create national cybersecurity standards in Latin American and Caribbean countries.