Point of Contact

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European Definitions

Council Directive 2008/114/EC

The ECI directive defines European critical infrastructure protection contact points, as follows[1]:

Each Member State shall appoint a European critical infra­structure protection contact point (‘ECIP contact point’). ECIP contact points shall coordinate European critical infrastructure protection issues within the Member State, with other Member States and with the Commission. The appointment of an ECIP contact point does not preclude other authorities in a Member State from being involved in European critical infrastructure protection issue.

National Definitions


Single Point of Contact (SPOC): well-established function in an industry, which, for the companies within this industry, is the central communication platform and reporting point from and to the companies. [2]

See also


  1. 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.
  2. Unpublished working glossary of UP KRITIS and BSI, 2014