iPROCEEDS-2: Strengthening Criminal Justice Authorities and ISP Cooperation in 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 Office (C-PROC), and the iPROCEEDS-2 project, a joint action of the European Union and the Council of Europe, supported Kosovo* judicial authorities to strengthen their cooperation with the private sector, specifically with local Internet Service Providers (ISPs), by organising a specific conference in Pristina, Kosovo*.
The activity took place on 15 June 2022 and was attended by more than 25 professionals from both state institutions and ISPs, including Law Enforcement Agency, National Computer Incident Team for Kosovo* (KOS-CERT), Ministry of Justice, State Prosecutor’s Office, Financial Intelligence Unit, TelKos, ArtMotion, and Telekomi i Kosoves representatives.
The most relevant topics were related to the current inter-institutional cooperation status, rising challenges in the cybercrime arena, and plans to improve public/private shared actions. It was concluded that joint prevention efforts for overcoming technology barriers and sharing best practices are key features that need to be adopted soon. Setting up a mechanism for the exchange of information, organising joint trainings and regular meetings among all stakeholders were also a few action items planned for the near future.
The iPROCEEDS-2 project will continue to provide support and guidance to interested authorities in South-East Europe and Turkiye, especially in the context when capacity-building support is more important than ever.
 *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.