More action needed to promote the role of women in the fight against cybercrime

10 November 2022 San José, Costa Rica

Women have a crucial role to play in effective criminal justice responses to cybercrime, stated participants in the International Conference on promoting the role of women in preventing, investigating and prosecuting cybercrimes organised by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the...

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Strengthening international cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence in the Americas

7 November 2022 San José, Costa Rica

Efficient international cooperation has never been more important in enabling an effective and comprehensive criminal justice response to cybercrime and other crimes involving electronic evidence, emphasised participants in the 2022 Americas Regional Forum organised by the Council of Europe in...

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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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GLACY+ and Octopus Project: Workshop on countering online child sexual exploitation and abuse, Mauritius

26-27 October 2022 Mauritius

The increasing use by children of information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as social media, mobile messaging applications and online games, has created new opportunities for sexual offenders to target and harm children. The physical and psychological impact on victims of these...

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GLACY+: The 7th INTERPOL Americas Working Group on Cybercrime

12-16 September Buenos Aires, Argentina

The 7th INTERPOL Americas Working Group on Cybercrime (AMWGC) was held from 12 to 16 September 2022 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The meeting brought together over 90 participants from 32 member countries, 4 international organizations, and 13 public and private entities. INTERPOL is also an...

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Panama and the Convention on Cybecrime: GLACY+ workshop on domestic legislation

15 September 2022 PANAMA & ONLINE

On 15 September, the Council of Europe, through the GLACY+ joint project wih the European Union, held a hybrid workshop with the authorities of Panama in view of further harmonising national legislation on cybercrime and electronic evidence with the provisions of the Budapest Convention on...

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GLACY+: Supporting national delivery of an introductory course on cybercrime and electronic evidence in Benin

2 septembre 2022 Cotonou, BENIN

From 30 August to 2 September, a group of judges and prosecutors from Benin, who had been trained to become national trainers during a dedicated workshop earlier in August, delivered for the first time an introductory course on cybercrime and electronic evidence to their peers. During the first...

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GLACY+: Training of trainers on cybercrime and electronic evidence delivered in Benin

16-19 August 2022 Cotonou, Benin

From 16-19 August, a small group of judges and prosecutors from Benin participated in a dedicated train-the-trainers workshop to build their capacities to act as national trainers on cybercrime and electronic evidence. Building on knowledge gained by completing an introductory course on...

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Peru and GLACY+: Initial assessment of criminal justice capacities on cybercrime and e-evidence

22-25 August 2022 Lima, Peru

On 22-25 August 2022, the GLACY+ joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe, together with INTERPOL and in cooperation with the Public Ministry of Peru, organized a four-day workshop to identify capacity building needs in Peru. With this, Peru will become a priority country of...

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GLACY+: More training on cybercrime and e-evidence for Sri Lankan judges

13-15 August online

The Sri Lanka Judges’ Institute and the Sri Lanka CERT, with the support of the GLACY+ project, have organised a series of refresher training workshops on the Budapest Convention, cybercrime and electronic evidence. The workshops were delivered in two sessions, each with some 25 participants: the...

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GLACY+ and Octopus: 5 September 2022 - 2022/AO/40bis - Event Organisation services in Costa Rica (7 to 11 November 2022)

12 August 2022 Bucharest

The Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe Global Action on Cybercrime Extended - GLACY+ and the Octopus Project are launching a Call for Tenders 2022/AO/40bis - Event Organisation services in Costa Rica, concerning the “AMERICAS REGIONAL FORUM on International Co-operation...

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GLACY+ and INTERPOL: ECOWAS trainers participated in a Training-of-Trainers of the First Responders course on e-evidence

20 June - 29 July 2022 Online and Cabo Verde

The GLACY+ Project trained trainers in the delivery of an e-evidence training course for first responders (eFR-ToT). Twenty law enforcement officers from the ECOWAS region (Cabo Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone) in charge of delivering training on the handling of...

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INTERPOL and GLACY+: 9th Africa Working Group on Cybercrime meets in Rwanda

18-22 July 2022 Kigali, Rwanda

INTERPOL, as implementing partner of the GLACY+ Project, organised the 9th Africa Working Group Meeting on Cybercrime for Head of Units (AF-WGM) in Rwanda from 18 to 22 July 2022. The AF-WGM is an annual event that aims to facilitate sharing of information and best practices in the region. This...

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GLACY+: Reviewing project progress and planning activities during the project’s 12th Steering Committee meeting

13 July 2022 online

On 13 July 2022, the Council of Europe together with the European Union and INTERPOL, hosted the 12th meeting of the GLACY+ Steering Committee to discuss developments in priority countries, review GLACY+ project activities held in the first half of 2022 and shape future project activities. During...

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International Network of National Judicial Trainers: Kick-off meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on judicial training strategies on cybercrime and electronic evidence

12 July 2022 ONLINE

The Ad Hoc Working Group on judicial training strategies on cybercrime and electronic evidence established under the umbrella of the International Network of National Judicial Trainers on cybercrime reunited online on 12 July for the kick-off meeting on the preparation of a guidebook on judicial...

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GLACY+ & INTERPOL: Advisory Workshops on Search, Seizure and Confiscation of Online Crime Proceeds

MAY - JULY 2022 IN PERSON

From May to July 2022, the GLACY+ project organised a series of advisory workshops on Search, Seizure and Confiscation of Online Crime Proceeds in five of the project’s priority countries: Nigeria (24-26 May), Ghana (30 May – 1 June), Chile (14-16 June), Paraguay (21-23 June), and Philippines...

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GLACY+: Fiji becomes the 18th priority country of GLACY+ project: initial assessment of criminal justice capacities on cybercrime and e-evidence concluded

28-29 June 2022 Suva, Fiji

On 28-29 June 2022, the GLACY+ Project, a joint action of the European Union and the Council of Europe, together with its implementing partner INTERPOL and Octopus project, in cooperation with the Ministry of Communications in Fiji organized a two-day workshop with the scope of identifying the...

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GLACY+ and Octopus Projects: The Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention – Final Roundtable in the series for countries in Latin America

24 June 2022 Online

On the 24th of June 2022, the series of thematic webinars on the Introduction of the Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention on enhanced cooperation and disclosure of electronic evidence was concluded with a final roundtable. With 50 participants from Argentina, Costa Rica,...

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GLACY+: Specialised Course on International Cooperation for Prosecutors and Judges in Cape Verde

22-24 June 2022 Praia

The course aimed to expand participants’ knowledge and understanding of the legal framework and best practice for international cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence as provided by the Budapest Convention and its Second Additional Protocol. The specialised course was led by two...

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GLACY+: Petty Officers Gendarmerie of Senegal attended the First Responders Training of Trainers

20-24 June 2022 Dakar, Senegal

Under the framework of the GLACY+ Project, around 30 petty officers of the Gendarmerie of Senegal benefited from a First Responders Training of Trainers which was conducted from 20 to 24 June. The training was organized in cooperation with the Gendarmerie of Senegal and with the assistance of the...

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