9-11 October 2019

Bucharest, Romania

Finals Venue


The Organiser of the 2019 Contest


Romania is proud to host the sixth edition of the European Cybersecurity Challenge - the annual European event that brings together young talent from across Europe to have fun and compete in cybersecurity!

Top cyber talents from each participating country will meet in Bucharest's Palace of the Parliament to network and collaborate and finally compete against each other. Contestants will be challenged in solving security related tasks from domains such as web security, mobile security, cryptography, reverse engineering, hardware challenges and forensics and in the process collect points for solving them.

The venue: Palace of the Parliament

From an architectural point of view, the Parliament Palace is one of the most controversial buildings in Romania: Anca Petrescu (the chief architect of the building) identified it with the Buckingham Palace in London and the Versailles Palace in France, and the architects of the time with the „little Phenian”, with an eclectic style, loaded with contradictory elements.

The building has a surface of 365.000 sqm and holds the 1st position in the Guinness World Records for the largest administrative building (for civil use), and the 3rd place worldwide from the volume point of view of; it is the heaviest and most expensive building in the world. The other dimensions of the building are: length – 270 m, width – 245 m, height – 84 m (over 0 level), depth 16 m (under ground level), building footprint area – 73,615 sqm. 

The building was built with construction materials produced in Romania and is the result of over 100,000 workers’ effort. The building, once intended to be a construction that worshipped socialism, communism and totalitarianism is now, after 30 years from the Revolution in 1989, a symbol of democracy due to the public institutes located inside (Chamber of Deputies, the Senate, the Legislative Council, the Constitutional Court of Romania).

Good luck to all the participants! We are looking forward to welcoming you all in Bucharest!

Frequently Asked Questions

To participate in the European Cyber Security Challenge 2019 in Bucharest, please check the list of Participants to see which countries are taking part in the event this year. If your country is on the list, you can contact them through the official website. If your country is not currently involved, please make sure you check back for updates on the ECSC 2020 competition.

The European Cyber Security Challenge provides the opportunity to meet Europe's best cyber security talent. It allows you to collaborate and network with domain experts, to grow and learn by solving complex challenges and to stimulate your career and job opportunities by meeting industry leading organisations. ECSC proves that you are part of the best, and your skill is unmatched.

The European Cyber Security Challenge 2019 will be hosted in Bucharest, Romania.