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European Commission Launches Call for Establishing EU Space ISAC to Enhance Security and Resilience in the Space Sector

Recognizing the key role of space, EU leaders emphasized its strategic importance in the framework of the Strategic Compass in 2022. The formulation culminated in the first EU Space Strategy for Security and Defense, carefully developed by the European Commission and the High Representative.

November 28, 2023

Given the strengthening of power dynamics and the growth of threats in the geopolitical arena, the European Union is actively implementing methods to protect its space resources, deter hostile activity in space, and strengthen its strategic autonomy.

The European Commission and the EUSPA jointly initiated the EU Space Information Sharing Centre (ISAC). This platform serves as a nexus for the exchange of information, promoting collaboration, raising awareness, and advocating best practices among private organizations to ensure the robust security of space systems and their interconnected networks.


  • Facilitate the sharing of information about security, cyber incidents, attacks, vulnerabilities and threats.
  • Use early warning systems for timely notification of security threats, enabling rapid response.
  • Enhancing cybersecurity resilience through knowledge and experience sharing.
  • Get guidance and support from cybersecurity experts, government agencies, and other stakeholders.
  • Develop relationships with industry peers and government partners to collaboratively solve problems.

Who Can Take Part?

Participation covers founding members, private entities from the EU space sector, EU academic institutions and other recognized institutions providing space security knowledge, and public partners (entities such as institutions, bodies and agencies, the European Space EU agency, national Space Agencies and National Computer Emergency Response Teams).

What About Join?

Potential members can get involved by following the regularly published calls from the European Commission and EUSPA on the official website. The application is open until October 31, 2025, with specific closing dates for different categories of participants.

The application process involves submitting the necessary documents, including Call for Expressions of Interest, Legal Entity Form, Application Form, Declaration of Honor and Ownership Declaration, to the specified email addresses specified in the official notification.


It is important to note that the EU Space ISAC doesn't handle incident response. Each member retains responsibility for their incident response.

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Author: Nessa, Cyber Journalist

Source: https://www.euspa.europa.eu/opportunities/isac

Photo: WikiImages/Pixabay

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