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 Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, 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 2024


Activities Activities

Octopus Project: Addressing COVID-19-related cybercrime in Asia with financial support from the Government of Japan

1 March 2021 Asia region

COVID-19 related cybercrime may have serious consequences for the security and stability of countries. It not only compounds the social, including health, and economic impact of the pandemic, but may further weaken the ability of public authorities to respond to cyberattacks. This weakening of...

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The Council of Europe’s new global Octopus Project has begun!

headline 1 January 2021 Strasbourg and Bucharest

The new global Octopus Project on cybercrime and e-evidence has formally commenced on 1 January 2021. Building on the successful implementation of the previous global Cybercrime@Octopus project aimed at assisting countries worldwide to implement the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and...

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United Kingdom makes a further voluntary contribution to the new Octopus Project

11 December 2020 Strasbourg

The United Kingdom has made a further voluntary contribution to the new Octopus project, amounting to UK Pounds 100,000. The new project aims to support the implementation of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime (CETS 185), its Protocols and related standards through the Cybercrime Convention...

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