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3rd EUNITY Workshop

Cybersecurity and Privacy Dialogue between Europe and Japan
April 26, 2019

Location :Campus Plaza Kyoto

Address : Nishino-Toin-dori Shiokoji Sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216 Japan

JR station: Kyoto, Subway station: Kyoto (subway code: K11)


Program April 26, 2019: 9:00 – 17:00



09:00 - 09:15 Registration

Registration information will be provided to subject matter experts through the partners and the associate partners of the EUNITY project.


09:00 - 10:45 Session 1: EUNITY results (chair: Gregory Blanc, IMT)


  • Cybersecurity Research Analysis Report for the two regions (NASK)
  • Cybersecurity and privacy legislation (KUL)
  • Description of gaps and future challenges (ATOS)

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 - 12:00 Session 2: R&D (chair: Stefano Fantin, KUL)

Major R&D activities in Europe

  • SPARTA: Strategic programs for advanced research and technology in Europe
  • CONCORDIA ecosystem

Major R&D activities in Japan

  • The Challenges of Assisting Threats Detection, Analysis, and Response by Data-Mining Technology (Yuji Sekiya, University of Tokyo)
  • Enhancing cybersecurity with visualization, automation, and machine learning techniques (Takeshi Takahashi, NICT)

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 - 14:30 Session 3: Capacity Building (chair: Anna Felkner, NASK)

Capacity building activities in Europe

  • SecNumEdu: light assessment framework for cybersecurity trainings in France

Capacity building activities in Japan

  • BASE Alliance: Academic Community and Education on Blockchain (Shigeya Suzuki, Keio University)
  • ICS-CoE training program for ICS Cybersecurity (Youki Kadobayashi, NAIST)

14:30 - 15:30 Session 4: Future collaborations  (chair: Christophe Kiennert, IMT)

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 - 17:00 EUNITY Project General Assembly


About the EUNITY Project

The EUNITY project addresses scope 2 (international dialogue with Japan) of objective DS-05-2016 of the Horizon 2020 work programme. This two years project aims at developing and encouraging the dialogue between Europe and Japan on cybersecurity and privacy topics. The partners involved have a long-standing history of research on both topics at the European level, as well as cooperation with Japan.

EUNITY has 3 main objectives:

  1. Encourage, facilitate and support the ICT dialogue between relevant EU and Japanese stakeholders on matters relating to cybersecurity and privacy research and innovation issues;
  2. Identify potential opportunities for future cooperation between European and Japanese research and innovation ecosystems; and
  3. Foster and promote European cybersecurity innovation activities and increase the international visibility of EU activities in cybersecurity.

To meet these objectives, EUNITY will first gather relevant stakeholders in at least two workshops, one in each geography (EU and JP), taking advantage of co-location with other events as much as possible. It will also thanks to the expertise of its members collect the appropriate existing research agendas, legislations and business practices in Europe and Japan. It will then analyze the information collected to formulate recommendations, including business opportunities and a research agenda. A particular attention will be brought to the similarities of the research and market strategies, as well as the differences that must be taken into account when addressing both markets.

EUNITY will operate in close relationship with the European Cyber Security Organization association, the cybersecurity cPPP signatory with the Commission. EUNITY will cover all the constituencies of ECSO (large organizations, SMEs, public bodies, associations, clusters, RTOs) thanks to both the direct participation of its partners to ECSO and to their ties with industry associations, cluster and public bodies. This will ensure that the most relevant and recent information available is on one hand taken into account by the project and on the other hand is providing relevant information to interested parties in the EU.

The EUNITY consortium is formed of 5 European partners (IMT, ATOS, NASK, FORTH and KUL) and six Japanese associate partners (NAIST, UT, JAIST, Meiji, JPCERT, NTT). These partners have a long-standing history of working together. In particular, most of them were involved in the highly successful FP7 NECOMA project, which carried out joint research on cybersecurity and created solid and trust-based professional relationships.