Cybercrime@Octopus is a Council of Europe project based on voluntary contributions aimed at assisting countries worldwide to implement the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and strengthen data protection and rule of law safeguards

Results are expected in the following areas:

  • To ensure the organisation of the annual Octopus conferences;
  • To co-fund and support the functioning of the Cybercrime Convention Committee with its enlarged membership, functions and number of meetings;
  • To provide advice and other assistance to countries which are prepared to implement the Budapest Convention and related instruments on data protection and the protection of children.

Duration of the project: 1 January 2014 – 31 December 2020.

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Canada makes a voluntary contribution to support the global Octopus Project

headline 19 October 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Government of Canada made a voluntary contribution of CAN$ 250,000 (ca. EUR 161,000) to the current Cybercrime@Octopus project and the follow-up global Octopus project. With this first voluntary contribution, Canada joins the State Parties, Observers to the Convention on Cybercrime and other...

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C-PROC: International Call for Consultants


The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) based in Bucharest, Romania has launched an International Call for Tenders aiming to conclude a framework agreement with up to 160 consultants with specific experience of cybercrime and electronic evidence. Please consult the full...

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USA renews support to the global Octopus Project

headline 21 September 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Government of the United States made a new voluntary contribution of USD 1.5 million (approximately €1.3 million) to the Council of Europe’s capacity building activities on cybercrime. The US Department of State has supported the project Cybercrime@Octopus since 2014 with approximately €3.5...

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