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:
- Assistance of the criminal justice authorities from the countries willing to implement the Budapest Convention, its First Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism, its Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime on enhanced co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence, as well as related standards;
- Support to the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY);
- Organisation of the Octopus conferences on cooperation against cybercrime;
- Development of online tools for the delivery of capacity building activities on cybercrime and electronic evidence.
Duration of the project: 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2027
Online Training Platform
Project summary, June 2023 (.pdf)
Full report: The Budapest Convention on Cybercrime: benefits and impact in practice, July 2020 (.pdf)
Anniversary webpage: 20 years of the Convention on Cybercrime, October 2021
Study: COVID-19 related cybercrime in Asia: Regional Study, June 2022
Vidéo du project Octopus, juillet 2021 (disponible en anglais uniquement)
Podcast (épisode 1) : Cathie parle de la cybercriminalité avec Alexander Seger | EN, octobre 2021
Podcast (épisode 2) : Plus de cybercriminalité avec Alexander Seger| EN, mai 2022
Podcast (épisode 3) : Table ronde sur la cybercriminalité | EN, mai 2022
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...
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...
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...