Nayia Barmpaliou is a Policy Coordinator and Programme Manager for Cyber and Organised Crime at the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development. Since 2013, she oversees the EU’s external cyber capacity building efforts from a strategic and operational perspective, including designing and managing a multi-million portfolio of global projects that address cybercrime and cybersecurity, as well as providing thematic expertise to EU services on external bilateral and regional cyber/digital projects. She is also the DG's focal person on hybrid threats and data protection, and liaises with other EU services to ensure policy coherence. She leads on the EU’s exchanges and coordination with other governments, organisations and industry active in international cyber capacity building, and represents the EU in relevant fora (for ex. Cybercrime Convention Committee; UN Intergovernmental Experts Group on Cybercrime; Global Forum on Cyber Expertise).