Continuing the series of activities dedicated to the strengthening of the 24/7 Points of Contact established under the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, the Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe – iPROCEEDS-2 organized an online domestic workshop and hands-on simulation for improvement of the set-up, competencies and procedures of the Point of Contact in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 29 March 2021.
The workshop aimed at raising awareness on the use of 24/7 Point of Contact in Bosnia and Herzegovina, assessing the use of the templates for requesting data and improving the communication and cooperation amongst the domestic institutions benefiting of the cooperation thorough this channel. The objectives of the workshop were achieved though presentations, in-depth discussions and hands on exercises delivered by an international consultant with expertise in the field.
Moreover, the workshop was an opportunity to introduce the international cooperation mechanism offered by the Budapest Convention and the new responsibilities of the 24/7 Network that are to be introduced by its future Second Additional Protocol.
The audience was formed by representatives of the 24/7 Contact Point of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry of Security from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Prosecutor`s Office from Republika Srpska, Cantonal Prosecutor Office from West Herzegovina canton, Ministry of Interior of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ministry of Interior of Republika Srpska.
As agreed during the workshop guidelines and recommendations for the strengthening of the 24/7 Point of Contact capabilities will be provided to the relevant institutions from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
T-CY Negotiations: Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention
iPROCEEDS-2 Project webpage