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:
Results are expected in the following areas:
Engagement of decision-makers
Harmonisation of legislation
Law enforcement capacities
Assessment of progress.
Duration of the project: 1 November 2013 – 31 October 2016.
Morocco: Introductory Judicial Training course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence in Arabic, delivered at the Judicial Training Institute (ISM), Rabat, Morocco, 14-16 April 2015
[Bucharest, 17 April 2015] Six judges and prosecutors plus two technicians delivered an introductory course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence in Arabic for the first time to trainee judges and prosecutors as part of their graduation training at the Moroccan Judicial Training Institute (ISM) on 14-16 April 2015. This 3-day training course, observed by the Council of Europe (CoE) was the third and final stage of the judicial training process foreseen by the EU/CoE Global Action on Cybercrime (GLACY) project, supporting states worldwide, including Morocco, to implement the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. The process began with a training of trainers, 24-28 November 2014, when 14 Moroccan judges and prosecutors were presented with the Council of Europe introductory course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence, combing technological, legal and pedagogical skills. Next, the same group, under the guidance of the COE and ISM translated and adapted the course to include relevant provisions of national legislation and legal concepts. All twelve trained judges and prosecutors are certified by the ISM to deliver the course, which from 2016 will be introduced into the training curriculum for trainee judges and prosecutors.
GLACY: "Assessing the Threat of Cybercrime" , Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 26-27 March 2015
[Bucharest, 16 March 2015] The Global Action on Cybercrime (a joint EU/CoE project) in association with the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka will hold an international conference on ‘Assessing the Threat of Cybercrime’ in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 26-27 March 2015. The conference will bring together subject-matter experts from the competent authorities of a number of countries (including Mauritius, Morocco, the Philippines, Senegal, South Africa and Tonga, as well as Sri Lanka), and from relevant international and private sector organisations. Delegates will explore practical approaches for identifying cybercrime threats, including through the collection and analysis of statistics, to reach a better understanding of the effectiveness of existing cybercrime strategies and to highlight ways in which performance can be further enhanced.
Mauritius: Judicial Training Skills and Introductory Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence Course, Port Louis, Mauritius, Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies, 26-30 January 2015
[Mauritius, 30 January 2015] 18 judicial and law enforcement officers were trained to be trainers to an introductory level on cybercrime and electronic evidence, based on training materials, combining technological, legal and judicial training skills, developed by the Council of Europe in English and French.
Senegal: Judicial Training Skills and Introductory Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence Course, Dakar, Senegal, 8-12 December 2014
[Dakar, 12 December 2014] 14 magistrates plus 1 law enforcement officer were trained to be trainers to an introductory level on cybercrime and electronic evidence, based on training materials, combining technological, legal and judicial training skills, developed by the Council of Europe in English and French.
Philippines: Law Enforcement Training Strategy Workshop and Workshop on Interagency Cooperation, Manila, Philippines, 24 – 28 November 2014
[Manila, 27 November 2014] These workshops are to follow up on the draft law enforcement training strategies prepared under GLACY at EUROPOL in The Hague in May 2014, and to promote interagency cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence.
Philippines: Introductory Judicial Training of Trainer’s, Manila, Philippines, 24 – 28 November 2014
[Manila, 27 November 2014] Through this training, trainers from the Philippines are trained in the delivery of training modules for judges and prosecutors on cybercrime and electronic evidence developed by the Council of Europe.
Morocco: Introductory Judicial Training of Trainer’s, Rabat, Morocco, 24-28 November 2014
[Rabat, 27 November 2014] Through this training, trainers from Morocco are trained in the delivery of training modules on cybercrime and electronic evidence developed by the Council of Europe.
South Africa: Law Enforcement First Responder Trainer’s Course and Law Enforcement Training Strategy Workshop, Pretoria, South Africa, 17 – 21 November 2014
[Pretoria, 21 November 2014] At the request of the authorities of South Africa, GLACY held a workshop on law enforcement training strategies on cybercrime and electronic evidence and trained trainers in the delivery of courses for 1st responders.
Sri Lanka: Country visit
[Colombo, 14 November 2014] The GLACY country visit to Sri Lanka was completed during 10-14 November 2014. This will allow for the preparation of a situation report and needs analysis as well as a workplan for GLACY activities in Sri Lanka.
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.
Officers from Morocco and Senegal attended law enforcement training organized by the Belgian police
[Bucharest, 20 October 2014] The GLACY project supported the participation of two Moroccan and one Senegalese officers in a law enforcement training organized by the Belgian police, in Brussels, Belgium, from 8 - 19 September and 13 - 17 October 2014.
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
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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Judicial training on cybercrime and electronic evidence: preparatory meeting Montpellier
[Bucharest, 11 September 2014] Under activity 3.4 of GLACY (“Train of trainers in the delivery of the training courses”), a preparatory meeting was held in Montpellier (8-10 September 2014) to establish methodology and framework for the Train of Trainers sessions.
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 Study on cybercrime reporting mechanisms
[Strasbourg, 27 June 2014] The good-practice study on cybercrime reporting mechanisms (prepared under Activity 6.4 of GLACY) focuses on building on the experience of several existing reporting mechanisms around the world. It also aims at providing advice to countries which consider or are in the process of setting up their own cybercrime reporting mechanisms.
Reports on cybercrime reporting systems
Participation in the 11th Plenary of the T-CY and conference on law enforcement access to data
[Strasbourg, 19 June 2014] The GLACY Project contributed to the 11th Plenary of the T-CY, in Strasbourg on 17 - 18 June 2014. The conference brought together cybercrime experts as well as data protection authorities, civil society, industry and academia. The T-CY Committee Plenary was followed by a Conference on Article 15 Safeguards and Law Enforcement Access to Data
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.
GLACY/ CyberCrime@EAP: International workshop on Law enforcement training strategies and access to training materials, The Hague, Netherlands, 12-16 May 2014
[Strasbourg, 19 May 2014] The European Cybercrime Centre(EC3) hosted an international workshop on Law enforcement training strategies and access to training materials. Addressed to representatives of law enforcement training institutions and cybercrime units, the workshop aimed at helping the development of domestic law enforcement training strategies and facilitating the access to training material materials developed by ECTEG (European Cybercrime Training and Education Group).
GLACY Conference: Getting started, 24-27 March 2014, Dakar, Senegal
[Strasbourg, 31 March 2014] The “GLACY - Getting Started” conference was held in Dakar, Senegal, from 24 to 27 March 2014. It was opened by the Minister of Interior of Senegal, Mr. Abdoulaye Daouda Diallo, by Mr. Marc Boucey, Delegation of the European Union in Dakar, and by Alexander Seger, Council of Europe. More than 100 representatives and cybercrime experts from some 30 countries participated in plenary sessions and workshops.
Country visits and situation reports (January – November 2014)
[Strasbourg, 24 January 2014] The Council of Europe, within the framework of GLACY Project, Activity 1.2, will conduct a series of specific country visits during January - November 2014, aiming at reflecting the current knowledge of the cybercrime situation, as well as an analysis of current measures taken in the fields covered by this project, for the purpose of preparing situation reports and planning country-specific project interventions to the following countries:
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
GLACY: Launching Conference (24-27 March 2014, Dakar, Senegal)
[16 January 2014, Strasbourg] The Launching Conference of the EU/COE Joint Project on Global Action on Cybercrime (GLACY) will be held on 24-27 March, in Dakar, Senegal.
The Conference will gather senior officials from GLACY priority countries (Mauritius, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa and Tonga), members of the project teams of these countries, representatives of Parties to the Budapest Convention and States invited to accede as well as experts.