Vision and Mission
The Centre for Cooperation in Cyberspace (CCC) is an independent network of NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities spanning across 18 Latin American and African countries.
The CCC is the only Portuguese institution recognized by the UN to observe and participate in the negotiations of the first International Convention on cybercrime.
Recognizing that cyber-affairs play a central role in the global economy and in international decision-making, while still lacking legal frameworks and regulation, we aim to:
- Bridge the digital gap between the Global North and the developing countries that will lead global economic and demographic growth in the coming decades:
- Create a safer, more resilient cyberspace for the next generations, through advanced studies programs and capacity building projects;
- Become a leading platform for the Global South where business leaders, lawmakers and experts can come together and shape our future digital environment.
Independence – The CCC is an independent platform of engagement between civil societies, private companies and State actors, that operates with different political parties, governments, and religions.
Freedom – We believe that only an open cyberspace where information and data can circulate freely will be able to allow for human development and progress, unleashing the next generations’ creativity and ingenuity in an environment that protects their privacy and fundamental rights.
Accountability – The CCC advocates for responsible behavior from all cyberspace actors and sources of information.
Sustainability – Concerned about the future of our planet and humanity, we are dedicated to preparing future generations that are aware of digital opportunities and threats, while promoting energy efficient technologies and environmentally-responsible behaviour, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The CCC is dedicated to:
- Delivering independent, tailor-made research and analysis on cyber-diplomacy trends and decisions;
- Developing skills and strategic foresight about the international community’s response to cybercrime;
- Establishing a regular mechanism of strategic dialogues, public discussions, and private meetings with State and non-State actors;
- Advancing a public-private agenda capable of building civil societies that are more resilient and better equipped to understand and engage cyber threats and opportunities;
- Advising Latin American and African stakeholders with European expertise on digital policy and cybersecurity trends;
- Designing and implementing capacity building activities and knowledge-transfer projects.