The Council of Europe – through its Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC) in Romania – is supporting countries worldwide in the strengthening of their criminal justice capacities to respond to the challenges posed by cybercrime and electronic evidence on the basis of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.

Ongoing Projects

  • Octopus Project (2021-2024), aiming to support implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and its Protocols;
  • iPROCEEDS-2 (2020-2023), aiming to further strengthen the capacity of authorities in project countries and areas (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and Kosovo*) to search, seize and confiscate cybercrime proceeds and prevent money laundering on the Internet and to secure electronic evidence;
  • CyberEast (2019-2022), aiming to support cyber resilience of the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine);
  • EndOCSEA@Europe (2018-2020), aiming to ensure that the rights of children are protected through effective multi-national, interdisciplinary and cross-sectorial cooperation and child-friendly measures to prevent and combat child sexual exploitation and abuse facilitated by ICTs (OCSEA) at pan-European level;
  • CyberSouth (2017-2020), aiming to strengthen legislation and institutional capacities on cybercrime and electronic evidence in the region of the Southern Neighbourhood in line with human rights and rule of law requirements;
  • GLACY+ (2016-2021), aiming to strengthen the capacities of States worldwide to apply legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence and enhance their abilities for effective international cooperation in this area.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.