iPROCEEDS – 2: Cooperation on Cybercrime under the Instrument of Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) – is a Joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe.

Participating countries/areas: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and Kosovo*

Objective: To further strengthen the capacity of authorities in project countries and areas to search, seize and confiscate cybercrime proceeds and prevent money laundering on the Internet and to secure electronic evidence.

 

*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.

ACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES

iPROCEEDS-2: third round of the online Specialised Judicial Training Course on International Cooperation

October 2021 Online, Turkey, Serbia

Electronic evidence in cases of offences against and by means of information technology is usually difficult to collect and relatively volatile. It is therefore crucial that, when investigating, prosecuting and adjudicating cybercrime and cybercrime related cases, parties to the Budapest...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Last workshop on improving information sharing and cooperation between CERT and LEA

28 – 29 October 2021 Online, North Macedonia

Cybercrime is currently one of the fastest-growing areas of crime. Numbers do not show the complete picture though, as only a small number of cyber-related crimes are reported to law enforcement agencies (LEA). In this context, developing an integrated approach to tackling the threats from the...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Second round of workshops on cybercrime and cybersecurity trends as well as for criminal justice statistics

SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2021 (ONLINE) TURKEY, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, ALBANIA

By 2025, cybercrime is estimated to cost worldwide businesses nearly $10.3 trillion, with annual growth of 15 percent, according to the 2021 report issued by CyberSecurity Ventures. Classification and analysis of cybercrime and cybersecurity trends and threats, as well as the existence of...

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International Public Call for Tenders: Translation services

28 SEPTEMBER 2021 Strasbourg, FRANCE

The Council of Europe is looking for highly qualified, experienced and specialised translation service providers. The services to be provided consist mainly of revised and reviewed translations but may also include the revision and review of texts already translated, plus amendments to be...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Simulation Exercise on Joint Action against Cybercrime

July - September 2021 (Online) Serbia, Turkey, Kosovo*, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The growing threat of cybercrime is exacerbated by difficulties to access electronic evidence and to secure it, especially if information relevant for criminal investigations is in the hands of private companies and is found beyond national borders or stored in the cloud. Effective cooperation...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Regional meeting on seizing virtual currency

16 - 19 August 2021 Bucharest, ROMANIA

” The world ultimately will have a single currency, the Internet will have a single currency. I personally believe that it will be Bitcoin”, “probably over 10 years, but it could go faster” Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter, famously declared in March 2018. Considering the difficulty to...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Workshop on forensics tools developed by UCD within the FREETOOL Project

15 JULY 2021 Online

The iPROCEEDS-2 project in cooperation with University College Dublin (UCD) organized an international informative online workshop with the aim to explain and present the new cybercrime investigation tools developed by the European Union funded FREETOOL Project. Tailored for the cybercrime...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Online workshops on handling electronic evidence during the investigation and prosecution of cybercrimes in Turkey

30 June; 7 July 2021 Online, Turkey

Within the framework of Joint European Union and Council of Europe iPROCEEDS-2 and Strengthening the Criminal Justice System and the Capacity of Justice Professionals on Prevention of the European Convention on Human Rights Violations in Turkey projects, two one-day online workshops on handling...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Third Meeting of the Project Steering Committee

3 JUNE 2021 ONLINE

The third meeting of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) of iPROCEEDS-2 project took place online, on 3 June 2021 with the purpose of reviewing the progress made towards achieving the project specific objective and expected results for the period January – June 2021 and approving the work plan...

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iPROCEEDS-2: second round of the online Specialised Judicial Training Course on International Cooperation

May - June 2021 Online, Montenegro and Kosovo*

The Budapest Convention on Cybercrime requires Parties to ensure that the offences conducted against and by means of computer systems are criminalised in their domestic law, and that their criminal justice authorities have the powers prescribed in their procedural law not only to investigate...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Python Programming for Investigators Course

MAY - JUNE 2021 ONLINE

It is essential that criminal justice authorities and in particular law enforcement agencies have sufficient knowledge to fulfil their roles effectively, also through reliable and continuous training on cybercrime and electronic evidence. To support this goal, the Council of Europe through its...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Online advisory workshop on drafting cybersecurity strategy in Montenegro

24 May 2021 Online, Montenegro

Considering Montenegro's strategic goal to join the European Union, adopting adequate legislation on cybersecurity is a prerequisite to become a member of the European community. Directive (EU) 2016/1148 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning measures for a high common level of...

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iPROCEEDS-2: First round of online workshops on cybercrime and cybersecurity trends and criminal justice statistics in Serbia and Kosovo*

APRIL-MAY 2021 ONLINE, SERBIA, KOSOVO*

In today’s world, statistics on cybercrime and electronic evidence play an essential role in the ability to quantify the threat level raised by different forms of cybercrimes and cyber-enabled crimes, to support more efficient response and allow legitimate strategic decisions of policymakers and...

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Octopus Project: New translations of the Guide on Seizing Cryptocurrencies now available

30 April 2021 Strasbourg, France

The Guide on seizing cryptocurrencies developed in the framework of iPROCEEDS-2 project is now available in Portuguese, French and Spanish, in addition to the earlier available versions in English, Albanian, Serbian, Macedonian and Turkish. The Guide aims to serve as “toolbox” for investigators...

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iPROCEEDS-2 kicked off the Specialised Judicial Training Course on International Cooperation

22 - 28 April 2021 Online, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The growth in the use and development of information and communications technologies (ICTs) go hand in hand with the rise in crimes committed against or by using computer systems. The Council of Europe approach to protect societies worldwide in the cyberspace is based on the implementation of the...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Second round of business analyses CERT- LEA. Guidelines on sharing of data by CERTs with criminal justice authorities

January-April 2021 Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo*

In the world of today, the increasing number of attacks against or by means of computer systems and data is a growing concern for cyber security professionals, affecting societies at large. In the landscape of growing threat of cybercrime further exacerbated by COVID-19 pandemic, Computer...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Guide on seizing cryptocurrencies available on the Octopus Cybercrime Community

14 April 2021 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

Within the framework of Joint European Union and Council of Europe iPROCEEDS-2 project, a Guide on seizing cryptocurrencies has been developed to serve as “toolbox” for investigators all over the world in hands-on activities related to virtual currencies. Drafted by international experts on the...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Online workshop and hands-on simulation for improvement of the skills, set-up and competencies of 24/7 point of contact in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2 APRIL 2021 Online

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...

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C-PROC is recruiting a Senior Project Officer

1 April 2021 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) invites applications from qualified candidates interested in a position of Senior Project Officer, based in Bucharest. The successful candidate will assist and facilate the implementation of the iPROCEEDS-2, a joint project of the...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Assessment of the investigation and collection/handling of electronic evidence under the domestic legislation

23 March 2021 Online

Under result 4 of the Joint European Union and the Council of Europe iPROCEEDS-2 Project - Capacities of specialised investigative units and inter-agency cooperation further strengthened, an assessment on the investigation and collection/handling of electronic evidence under domestic legislations...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Webinar cyberbullying: trends, prevention strategies and the role of law enforcement

9 March 2021 Online

According to the international studies, bullying is a widespread negative phenomenon, affecting more than 20% of the school students. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, bullying has more and more moved from the school yard towards the internet, increasing the number of the victims of...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Online training course for the candidate magistrates in Turkey on countering online child sexual exploitation and abuse

23 - 25 FEBRUARY 2021 ONLINE

Webinars, online meetings, remote working models, online friendships and online networking. Everything is just a click away now. While we strive to adapt ourselves to the new era of digitalisation, our children are born into it with pure innocence and vulnerability. So, the question is whether we...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Online regional workshop for representatives of judicial training academies to review the current state of judicial training and agree on project approach

10 February 2021 Online

The Council of Europe (CoE) has been supporting judicial authorities to enhance their capacities through global capacity building initiatives, by delivering judicial training courses on cybercrime and electronic evidence in a large number of countries, by training pools of judges and prosecutors...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Online Workshop on business analysis CERT/LEA and development of guidelines and procedures on sharing of data by CERTs/CSIRTs with criminal justice authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska

9 - 11 December 2020 Online

Opening the series of activities addressing the CERT – LEA collaboration and information sharing, the online workshop “Business analysis CERT/LEA and development of guidelines and procedures on sharing of data by CERTs/CSIRTs with criminal justice authorities in Republika Srpska”, was organised...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Meeting on information sharing and intelligence exchange between criminal justice authorities and the ISPs

26 November 2020 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

A new workshop on “ Cooperation between Internet Service Providers and Law Enforcement Bodies in Conducting Cyber Crime Investigations”, was organized within the framework of Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe – iPROCEEDS-2 and in cooperation with the Ministry of...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Second Steering Committee of the project

24 November 2020 Online

The second Steering Committee of the Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe iPROCEEDS-2 – Targeting crime proceeds and securing electronic evidence on the Internet in South East Europe and Turkey, was held online, on 24 November 2020. Organized with the aim of assessing the...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Cooperation between Internet Service Providers and Law Enforcement Agencies Implementation of Cyber Crime Investigations

11 November 2020 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Provided under the Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe – iPROCEEDS-2 and in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Police Administration, the workshop “ Cooperation between Internet Service Providers and Law Enforcement...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Workshop on drafting policies and strategies on cybersecurity in Bosnia and Herzegovina

3 - 4 November 2020 Online

Under result 2 of the iPROCEEDS-2, Coordinated cybercrime and cybersecurity policies and strategies of the Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe – iPROCEEDS-2, an online domestic workshop on drafting policies and strategies on cybersecurity in Bosnia and Herzegovina, was...

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iPROCEEEDS-2: Domestic Workshop on Cybersecurity for Montenegro CIRT - Table-top exercises for testing procedures, crisis management processes, institutional arrangements and agreements

28 - 29 October 2020 Online

Under result 2, Coordinated cybercrime and cybersecurity policies and strategies of the Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe – iPROCEEDS-2, an online domestic workshop on cybersecurity for Montenegro Computer Incident response Team (CIRT), was organized on 28-29 October...

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iPROCEEEDS-2: Domestic Workshop on Cybersecurity - Table-top exercises for testing procedures, crisis management processes, institutional arrangements and agreements within Serbian CERT

19 - 20 October 2020 Online

In an online environment characterized by an increase of the cybercrimes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of the CERTs/ CIRTs (Computer Emergency /Computer Incident Response Teams) in preventing cyber-attacks and in coordinating the technical response at national level has grew. In this...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Online domestic workshop and hands-on simulation for improvement of the skills, set-up and competencies of 24/7 points of contact in Albania

15 OCTOBER 2020 ONLINE

Continuing the series of activities dedicated to the strengthening of the 24/7 Points of Contact established under the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and to the use of this communication channel, the Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe – iPROCEEDS-2 organized an...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Online training course for the judicial sector in Turkey on countering online child sexual exploitation

7-9 October 2020 ONLINE

Under the framework of the joint European Union and Council of Europe iPROCEEDS-2 project - Judicial training on cybercrime and electronic evidence, a training course for the judicial sector in Turkey on countering online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA) was organised online, on 7 – 9...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Online domestic workshop and hands-on simulation for improvement of the skills, set-up and competencies of 24/7 points of contact in Serbia

06 OCTOBER 2020 ONLINE

Under the framework of the Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe – iPROCEEDS-2 a domestic workshop and hands-on simulation for improvement of the set-up, competencies and procedures of 24/7 points of contact in Serbia was organised online, on 06 October 2020. Furthermore,...

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C-PROC: International Call for Consultants

28 SEPTEMBER 2020 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

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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iPROCEEDS-2: Starting of the long-distance master programme on forensic computing and cybercrime investigation

13 August 2020 Dublin, Ireland

The iPROCEEDS-2 project will support the participation of 15 representatives from Cybercrime Units and Prosecution Services from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and Kosovo* in the long-distance master programme MSc Forensic Computing and Cybercrime...

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iPROCEEDS-2: First Meeting of the Project Steering Committee

5 June 2020 Online

Launched in January 2020, with a duration of 42 months, the Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe iPROCEEDS-2 – Targeting crime proceeds and securing electronic evidence on the Internet in South East Europe and Turkey, organised its first Project Steering Committee (PSC)...

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Brainstorming on the review of the judicial training courses on cybercrime

headline 6-8 May 2020 Bucharest, Romania

On 6-8 May, three of the capacity building projects on cybercrime - GLACY+, iPROCEEDS - 2 and CyberEast - joined forces and brought together six international experts to discuss the re-design of the judicial training courses developed by the Council of Europe. Following the virtual brainstorming...

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C-PROC launches cybercrime webinars

23 April 2020 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) has set up a program of webinars to reach out to its community and continue working on strengthening capacities of criminal justice authorities worldwide. The first in the series of webinars will be focused on the Global State of...

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Call for Tenders - 2020/AO/12 - Long-distance Master Programme on Cybercrime Investigation

06 April 2020 Bucharest, Romania

Call for Tenders - 2020/AO/12 - Provision of places on a long-distance Master Programme on Cybercrime Investigation and computer forensics, including online crime proceeds. Deadline: 15 May 2020

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C-PROC: International Meeting on Cooperation with Foreign Service Providers

26-28 February 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

The European Commission and the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) based in Bucharest, Romania hosted in Tbilisi, Georgia an international meeting on cooperation with foreign service providers. The event took place from Wednesday, 26 February 2020 to Friday, 28 February...

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C-PROC is recruiting a Financial Assistant

11 February 2020 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) invites applications from qualified candidates interested in a position of Financial Assistant. Deadline for applications: 31 March 2020. Vacancy Notice n° o11/2020

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C-PROC is recruiting Project Assistants for capacity building projects on cybercrime

11 February 2020 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC) invites applications from qualified candidates interested in a position of Project Assistant. Current vacancies are related to projects aimed at strengthening criminal justice capacities on cybercrime and electronic evidence, such...

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New project: iPROCEEDS-2 to be launched

6 December 2019 Strasbourg, France

Following exchange of signatures between the European Union and the Council of Europe in December 2019, the joint project of European Union and Council of Europe on targeting crime proceeds on the Internet in South-eastern Europe and Turkey – iPROCEEDS-2 – will commence on 1 January 2020 and will...

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