The European Union is set to evaluate the performance and impact of the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and its Cybersecurity Certification Framework. This evaluation, mandated every five years, seeks to ensure that ENISA continues to fulfill its critical role in achieving a high common level of cybersecurity across the European Union and reducing fragmentation in the internal market. It aims to assess the agency's effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, relevance. The evaluation will also focus on the European Cybersecurity Certification Framework's impact, effectiveness, and efficiency. To accomplish this, a multifaceted approach involving qualitative and quantitative methods will be employed, including extensive desk research, stakeholder consultations, qualitative content analysis, and workshops.
This initiative is pivotal in ensuring that ENISA remains at the forefront of the rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape. The results of this evaluation will inform decisions on potential modifications to ENISA's mandate, contributing to the continued strengthening of the EU's cybersecurity capabilities. It also highlights the EU's commitment to cybersecurity awareness, cooperation, and preparedness, aligning with evolving regulatory frameworks and the broader digital policy landscape. Ultimately, this assessment will play a crucial role in safeguarding the EU's digital environment, fostering collaboration, and reducing vulnerabilities to cyber threats.