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The legislative framework for the EPCIP consists of the following:
 
The legislative framework for the EPCIP consists of the following:
* a procedure for identifying and designating [[European critical infrastructure]] and a common approach to assessing the need to improve the protection of such infrastructure. This was implemented in the ECI directive<ref> [http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2008:345:0075:0082:EN:PDF Council Directive 2008/114/EC of 8 December 2008 on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructures and the assessment of the need to improve their protection.]</ref>;
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* a procedure for identifying and designating [[European Critical Infrastructure (ECI)|European critical infrastructure]] and a common approach to assessing the need to improve the protection of such infrastructure. This was implemented in the ECI directive<ref> [http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2008:345:0075:0082:EN:PDF Council Directive 2008/114/EC of 8 December 2008 on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructures and the assessment of the need to improve their protection.]</ref>;
 
*    measures designed to facilitate the implementation of EPCIP, including an EPCIP action plan, the [https://ciwin.europa.eu Critical Infrastructure Warning Information Network (CIWIN]), the setting up of [[Critical Infrastructure Protection]] (CIP) expert groups at EU level, CIP information sharing processes, and the identification and analysis of [[interdependency|interdependencies]];
 
*    measures designed to facilitate the implementation of EPCIP, including an EPCIP action plan, the [https://ciwin.europa.eu Critical Infrastructure Warning Information Network (CIWIN]), the setting up of [[Critical Infrastructure Protection]] (CIP) expert groups at EU level, CIP information sharing processes, and the identification and analysis of [[interdependency|interdependencies]];
*    support for EU countries regarding [[National Critical Infrastructures]] (NCIs) that may optionally be used by a particular EU country, and [[contingency planning]];
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*    support for EU countries regarding [[National Critical Infrastructures]] (NCIs) that may optionally be used by a particular EU country, and [[Contingency Planning|contingency planning]];
 
*    an external dimension;
 
*    an external dimension;
*    accompanying financial measures, and in particular the Specific EU Programme on "Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Security Related Risks" for the period 2007-13, which will provide funding opportunities for CIP related measures.
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*    accompanying financial [[measure|measures]], and in particular the Specific EU Programme on "Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Security Related Risks" for the period 2007-13, which will provide funding opportunities for [[CIP]] related [[measure|measures]].
  
 
=== EPCIP action plan ===
 
=== EPCIP action plan ===
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The ECPIP action plan has three main work streams:
 
The ECPIP action plan has three main work streams:
  
* the first relates to the strategic aspects of EPCIP and the development of measures horizontally applicable to all CIP work;
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* the first relates to the strategic aspects of EPCIP and the development of [[measure|measures]] horizontally applicable to all [[CIP]] work;
* the second concerns the protection of European critical infrastructures and aims to reduce their vulnerability;
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* the second concerns the protection of [[European Critical Infrastructure (ECI)|European critical infrastructures]]and aims to reduce their [[vulnerability]];
 
* the third is a national framework to assist EU countries in the protection of their NCIs.
 
* the third is a national framework to assist EU countries in the protection of their NCIs.
  

Revision as of 10:45, 10 June 2014

In December 2005, the Justice and Home Affairs Council called on the Commission to make a proposal for a European Programme for Critical Infrastructure Protection (EPCIP). In response, the Commission adopted this communication and a proposal for a directive on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructure with a view to improving the protection of the latter.

The communication sets out the principles, processes and instruments proposed to implement EPCIP. The threats to which the programme aims to respond are not confined to terrorism, but also include criminal activities, natural hazards and other causes of accidents, using an All-hazards approach.

The general objective of EPCIP is to improve the protection of critical infrastructure in the European Union (EU). This will be achieved by implementing the European legislation set out in this communication.

The legislative framework for the EPCIP consists of the following:

EPCIP action plan

The ECPIP action plan has three main work streams:

  • the first relates to the strategic aspects of EPCIP and the development of measures horizontally applicable to all CIP work;
  • the second concerns the protection of European critical infrastructuresand aims to reduce their vulnerability;
  • the third is a national framework to assist EU countries in the protection of their NCIs.

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