At a glance

Set up in 1958, the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) was entrusted by the Committee of Ministers the responsibility for overseeing and coordinating the Council of Europe’s activities in the field of crime prevention and crime control. The CDPC meets at the headquarters of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (France).

The CDPC identifies priorities for intergovernmental legal co-operation, makes proposals to the Committee of Ministers on activities in the fields of criminal law and procedure, criminology and penology, and implements these activities.

The CDPC elaborates conventions, recommendations and reports. It organises criminological research conferences and criminological colloquia, conferences of directors of prison administration.

Plenary meetings

  • Next CDPC meeting: 85th Plenary Session
    17-19 June 2024
  • Last CDPC meeting: 84th Plenary Session
    20-22 November 2023
    List of decisions
  • Previous CDPC meeting: 83rd Plenary Session
    13-15 June 2023
    List of decisions

Bureau meetings