The European Commission joins the LU-CIX Community

LU-CIX is proud to announce that a major European institution is now a member of its community: the European Commission.

September 25, 2023

The Commission is the European body which helps to shape the European Union’s (EU) overall strategy, proposes new EU laws and policies, monitors their implementation, and manages the EU budget. It also plays a significant role in supporting international development and delivering aid. The departments and executive agencies of the Commission are based in Brussels and in Luxembourg.

The Commission is represented in each EU country by a local office, called a “representation”. In Luxembourg, this representation has multiple goals, such as promoting a permanent political dialogue with national, regional, and local authorities, parliaments, social partners, other stakeholders, universities, and civil society; engaging with citizens, academia, civil society, social partners, and other stakeholders, and organizing communication, dialogue and other awareness-raising activities on the priorities and policies of the EU and other relevant topics.

Having the support of the European institutions such as the Commission, strengthens LU-CIX in its role of major player in the Luxembourg IT community itself as well as in the rest of Europe. Interconnection is key for building a strong European IT network and allowing all actors to work efficiently and in a safer environment is one of LU-CIX main goal.

“By joining the LU-CIX community, the European Commission shows its interest in reinforcing the availability and the security of EU-wide critical networks” says Frédérique Ulrich, Head of Business Development & Marketing at LU-CIX. “This is a nice concretization of the European Commission’s support of the Member States’ initiatives for more sovereignty to easy and safer exchange of data across the EU.”


About LU-CIX

LU-CIX ASBL, the LUxembourg Internet eXchange, was founded in 2009 based on a not-for-profit membership association with an open and neutral philosophy. Its aim is to develop and support the Internet and data cent ecosystem in Luxembourg by providing the national peering infrastructure and by promoting the national and European ICT community.

LU-CIX brings a major contribution to the Luxembourg Internet communityby organising its leading industryevent,theLuxembourg Internet Days,which takes place every year and attracts over a thousand industry experts and decision makers from all around the globe.

LU-CIX also runs the platform, which gathers the Luxembourg data center and Internet related players to promote Luxembourg as the best place for a data center and ICT business in the heart of Europe.
LU-CIX GIE was also launched in 2009 to operate the Internet eXchange infrastructure. In 2021, the Luxembourgish State, together with LU-CIX GIE, launched MyConnectivity G.I.E. to support the access to high performance connectivity for all (private households and businesses) in the context of the 5G and ultra-high-speed national strategies.

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About the European Commission

The Commission represents and upholds the interests of the EU as a whole and is independent of national governments. The European Commission prepares legislation for adoption by the Council (representing the member countries) and the Parliament (representing the citizens). It administers the budget and the policy programmes (agriculture, fisheries, research etc.) in cooperation with authorities in the member countries.

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