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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Enhanced co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence: 22 countries open the way by signing the Second Additional Protocol to the Cybercrime Convention

headline 12-13 May 2022 Strasbourg, France and online

The Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention), on enhanced co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence, was opened for signature on 12 May in Strasbourg, France within the framework of a hybrid international conference (www.coe.int/cyber2AP) organised...

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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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iPROCEEDS-2: Introductory Training Course for Judges and Prosecutors on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence in Kosovo*

11 -13 OCTOBER 2022 PRISTINA, KOSOVO

The fast development of information and communications systems and wide exposure of the society to the internet goes hand in hand with the rise of crimes committed against the computers or by using new technologies. The practitioners in the criminal justice system, need to have a good grasp on...

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UNICC Common Secure Conference 2022

3 – 7 October 2022 Valencia, Spain

From 3rd to 7th October 2022, the United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) organised the 4th Annual Common Secure Conference and the 5th Annual UNDP Cybersecurity for Developing Nations Conference in Valencia, Spain. The Conference...

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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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iPROCEEDS-2: Domestic delivery of the Specialised Judicial Training on Electronic Evidence

10 - 12 October 2022 Istanbul, Turkiye

The particular features of electronic evidence make it more vulnerable to alteration than traditional evidence, raising unique challenges for the criminal justice system in handling it and ensuring its integrity. The practitioners in the criminal justice system, need to understand how to properly...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Strengthening the cooperation between the Criminal Justice Authorities, financial sector and ISP in Serbia

16 September 2022 Belgrade, Serbia

To react efficiently and effectively to challenges posed by associated cybercrimes to rapid technological advancements, state authorities and the private sector need to find straightforward means of collaboration by establishing continuous and trustful communication. The Cybercrime Programme...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Specialised Advanced Judicial Training on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence

27 – 30 September 2022 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nowadays most cybercrime reported and investigated by criminal justice authorities is related to different types of online frauds and other offences aimed at obtaining illegal financial benefit. Misuse of new technology products and services has grown rapidly and created serious challenges for...

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Crime Fighting Week

26 - 30 September 2022 Brussels, Belgium

From 26 until 30 September in Brussels, the external relation DGs of the European Commission organised the second edition of the Crime Fighting week, in Brussels, bringing together practitioners and policymakers involved in combating Transnational Organised Crime beyond the EU’s borders. The...

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The 8th Edition of the Cybersecurity Dialogues Congress: "A war-torn post-pandemic world: attacks at 360°"

22 September 2022 Sibiu, Romania

With the continuous expansion of the Internet, the widening exposure of society to the use of information and communications technologies and the development of associated devices and services, cybercrime is rising at an exponential rate and causing unprecedented financial loss, social unrest and...

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Underground Economy Conference 2022 – a prime example of public/private cooperation

5 - 8 September 2022 Strasbourg, France

From 5 to 8 September 2022, the Council of Europe co-hosted for the third time the Underground Economy Conference at the Palais de l’Europe. This prominent international information security event, co-organised by Team Cymru and the Council of Europe, brought together around 500 experts from law...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Regional Cybercrime Exercise on a Ransomware Attack

11 – 14 July 2022 Izmir, Turkiye

Over the last years, ransomware attacks have been confirmed as one of cybercrime’s main business models, pushing aside other well-established operating modes like phishing, online frauds, banking trojans, and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. When such an attack occurs, response time...

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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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iPROCEEDS-2: Another Specialised Judicial ToT delivered for Serbian prosecutors

12 - 14 July 2022 Belgrade, Serbia

During 12 – 14 July 2022 the iPROCEEDS-2 project, a joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe has delivered another Specialised Judicial Training of Trainers on Training Skills, this time for Serbian prosecutors, in Belgrade, Serbia. A cohort of 17 prosecutors delegates took...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Workshop on Interagency and International Cooperation on Cyberattacks delivered in partnership with CEPOL for the South East region and Türkiye authorities

04 - 08 July 2022 Bucharest, Romania

iPROCEEDS-2 project, a joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe, in partnership with WB PaCT project, a European Union funded project of CEPOL has organised a workshop on Interagency and International Cooperation on Cyberattacks during 04 – 08 July 2022 in Bucharest, Romania....

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iPROCEEDS-2: 5th Meeting of the Project Steering Committee

24 June 2022 Bucharest, Romania

The fifth meeting of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) of iPROCEEDS-2 took place in Bucharest, Romania on 24 June 2022 with the purpose of overviewing the progress made towards objectives and results of the project for the period January - June 2022 and collecting the countries/area views and...

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iPROCEEDS-2: ToT on Training Skills when delivering cybercrime and electronic evidence courses

15 – 17 June 2022 Istanbul, Türkiye

On 15 – 17 June 2022, the iPROCEEDS-2 project delivered to Turkish magistrates the Training of Trainers (ToT) on Training Skills. The programme has focused primarily on “how to deliver training courses” on cybercrime and electronic evidence. The course was born out of the consideration that being...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Launching of the Electronic Evidence Guide v.3.0

22 – 23 June 2022 Bucharest, Romania

All criminal proceedings rely on evidence to prove the guilt or innocence of a person charged for an offence or to decide on the claims of a case in civil proceedings. Traditionally, evidence has been in a physical form (such as documents, photographs, or oral testimonies). Electronic evidence is...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Strengthening Criminal Justice Authorities and ISP Cooperation in Kosovo*

15 June 2022 Pristina, Kosovo*

To react efficiently and effectively to challenges posed by associated cybercrimes to rapid technological advancements, state authorities and the private sector need to find straightforward means of collaboration by establishing continuous and trustful communication. The Cybercrime Programme...

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