The Octopus Project is a Council of Europe project based on voluntary contributions from States Parties and Observers to the Convention on Cybercrime and other public and private sector organisations, aiming to support the implementation of the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention), its Protocols and related standards, as well as to address additional challenges that came to the forefront in the course of 2020.

Results are expected in the following areas:

 Duration of the project: 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2027


Project Documentation

Octopus Project: Barbados launches series of workshops on draft cybercrime legislation

11-13 September 2023 Barbados

Between 11-13 September 2023 the Attorney General Office and the Law Reform Commission of Barbados are holding a series of workshops in Bridgetown as part of the ongoing co-operation with the Council of Europe and the CARICOM IMPACS. Members of judiciary, magistracy, prosecutors, law enforcement...

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The Octopus Conference 2023: Registration is now Open!

1 September Bucharest

Registration is now open for this year’s Octopus Conference, which will take place on 13-15 December, in Bucharest, Romania. The Octopus Conference is a global conference that fosters dialogue among cybercrime professionals from all over the world. Experts from diverse backgrounds, including...

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Council of Europe at the 2nd Cyber Affairs Summit Conference in Argentina

2 August Buenos Aires, Argentina

On the 2nd of August, at the 2nd Cyber Affairs Summit Conference Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department of the Council of Europe addressed more than 1000 participants from public and private sectors. Hosted by the Ministry of National Security of Argentina, the summit...

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