Action against economic crime

About the project

GLACY is a joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe aimed at supporting countries worldwide in the implementation of the Budapest Convention.

The specific objective of GLACY is:

    to enable criminal justice authorities to engage in international cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence on the basis of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.

Results are expected in the following areas:

triangle Engagement of decision-makers

triangle Harmonisation of legislation

triangle Judicial training

triangle Law enforcement capacities

triangle International cooperation

triangle Information sharing

triangle Assessment of progress.


Duration of the project: 1 November 2013 31 October 2016.


GLACY Steering Committee

[Strasbourg, 17 November 2014] Following the launching conference of the GLACY project on Global Action on Cybercrime (Dakar, 24 27 March 2014), the 2nd meeting of the Steering Committee will be held at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on 1 December 2014 to review progress made.


GLACY support to judicial training

[Bucharest, 14 October 2014] The training of judges and prosecutors on cybercrime and electronic evidence is a priority of the GLACY project on Global Action on Cybercrime. A new set of Guidelines is now available to facilitate the delivery of such training.

  • Guidelines for the delivery of Council of Europe judicial training courses on cybercrime and electronic evidence

    EN FR


INTERPOL/EUROPOL Cybercrime Conference 2014 (Singapore, 1 3 October 2014)

[Bucharest, 29 August 2014] The GLACY project on Global Action on Cybercrime will support the participation of cybercrime specialists from more than 20 countries in the 2nd INTERPOL/EUROPOL cybercrime conference. This is to facilitate international networking between specialized cybercrime units. GLACY is a joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe. The European Cybercrime Centre EC3 at EUROPOL is a project partner. The conference will be hosted by the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore from 1 to 3 October 2014.

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GLACY: Capacity building in Mauritius - Conference and workshops

[Strasbourg, 31 July 2014] Under the GLACY project on Global Action on Cybercrime, the Council of Europe will support a series of capacity building activities in Mauritius from 11 to 14 August 2014. Topics include the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, law enforcement access to data, judicial and law enforcement training strategies, child protection, criminal law reform and international cooperation. The series of events will be opened by the Minister of Information and Communication Technology of Mauritius.

GLACY/ CyberCrime@EAP: International workshop on mainstreaming judicial training on cybercrime and electronic evidence, Bucharest, Romania, 2-3 June 2014

[Strasbourg, 19 May 2014] In 2009, the Council of Europe adopted a concept on cybercrime training for judges and prosecutors , tested it successfully in South-eastern Europe, and developed several training materials (Basic course, advanced course, Electronic Evidence Guide). The aim of the workshop is to support the implementation of this concept in domestic judicial training concepts of beneficiary countries under CyberCrime@EAP and GLACY.


Cybercrime - Call for the Position of Project Manager

[Strasbourg, 30 Januray 2014] The Council of Europe has published a vacancy notice for the position of Project Manager to support the implementation of the joint European Union and Council of Europe project GLACY (Global Action on Cybercrime).

This competition will also serve to establish a reserve list of candidates for similar positions in the near future.

Deadline for applications: 23 February 2014


Project Summary

Project reports


All activities



Cybercrime Convention (ETS 185)

The Convention in other languages

The Explanatory Report of the Convention

Compilation of Guidance Notes


Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism (ETS 189)

The Protocol in other languages

Convention 108


Octopus Community


Legal Resources



Contact points

LEA/ISP cooperation

Protecting children

Electronic Evidence Guide

Basic judicial training manual

Advanced judicial training manual

1st responder training pack


Alexander Seger
Tel +33-3-9021-4506
Fax +33-3-9021-5650