CyberSouth is a joint project of the European Union (European Neighbourhood Instrument) and the Council of Europe. CyberSouth aims 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.

Project area: Southern Neighbourhood region

Initial priority areas: Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia


  • Legislation
  • Specialised services and interagency as well as public/private cooperation
  • Judicial training
  • International cooperation
  • Strategic priorities on cybercrime and electronic evidence
Activities activities

Council of Europe and EUROJUST: Cooperation on ransomware

3-4 November 2022 the Hague, Netherlands

On 3 and 4 November, the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe and EUROJUST jointly organised an international workshop on criminal investigations of ransomware attacks. EUROPOL highlighted that only 1% of such attacks are reported and that this offence remains one of the most...

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The sixth Annual Meeting of the 24/7 Network of Contact Points

21 October 2022 The Hague, Netherlands

On 21 October 2022, the Council of Europe organised the sixth Annual Meeting of 24/7 Network of Contact Points, in the Hague, Netherlands. Under Article 35 of the Budapest Convention, the 24/7 Network facilitates immediate assistance for cybercrime investigations and collection of electronic...

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CyberSouth and Algeria: Judicial training on e-evidence and international co-operation

2-6 October 2022 Algiers, Algeria

The joint European Union – Council of Europe CyberSouth project, together with the Algerian Ministry of Justice, organised two judicial training courses for judges and prosecutors in Algiers, Algeria from 2-6 October 2022. The courses aimed at strengthening the knowledge and skills of criminal...

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