GLACY-e: Support for the national conference on cybercrime for prosecutors

13-14 June 2024 NADI, FIJI

A two-day National Conference on Cybercrime and E-evidence for Prosecutors opened today in Nadi, Fiji. Organised by the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) with the support of the GLACY-e joint project of the European Union and Council of Europe and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime...

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CyberSEE and Octopus Project – CYBERKOP Action: EUROPOL AP Twins Annual Expert Meeting on Protecting Children Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

5-6 JUNE 2024 THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS

From 5 to 6 June 2024, the CyberSEE project and CYBERKOP Action of the Octopus Project facilitated the participation of representatives from the criminal justice authorities of South-East Europe in the EUROPOL AP Twins Annual Expert Meeting on Protecting Children Against Sexual Exploitation and...

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CyberSEE and Octopus Project – CYBERKOP Action: ISS World Training seminars for Law Enforcement, Financial Investigators and Cybersecurity Communities fighting against criminal activities over the Internet

4-6 JUNE 2024 PRAGUE, CZECHIA

  CyberSEE Project and CYBERKOP Action of the Octopus Project supported the participation of twenty-one law enforcement, FIU and CERT representatives from South-East Europe and Türkiye in the world’s largest gathering of Police, Intelligence and Homeland Security Analysts, Telecoms and Financial...

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Octopus Project, GLACY-e and International Association of Prosecutors: New series of webinars on practical implications of the Second Additional Protocol

30 May 2024 online

The International Association of Prosecutors (IAP), the Octopus Project and the EU-CoE GLACY-e project resumed dialogue with criminal justice authorities on the possible practical implementation of the Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention). A new series...

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INJT: Fourth practitioner to practitioner webinar tackles OCSEA case scenario

28 May 2024 online

On 28 May, the GLACY-e project organised jointly with the other capacity building projects implemented by the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC), a new practitioner-to practitioner (P2P) webinar, in the framework of the International Network of National Judicial...

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CyberSEE and Octopus Project – CyberKOP action: International Conference on International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters and Cybercrime

27-28 MAY 2024 Ankara, TÜRKIYE

CyberSEE project supported the EU-CoE Joint Programme Improving International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters in Turkey in organising the International Conference on International Judicial Cooperation on Criminal Matters and Combatting Cybercrime, held in Ankara, Türkiye, on 27-28 May....

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Octopus project – CYBERKOP action: Specialised judicial training course on international cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence

23-25 April 2024 Pristina

The specialised judicial training course on international cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence is delivered under the CYBERKOP Action of the Octopus Project, between 23 to 25 April 2024, in Pristina. Addressed to prosecutors, representatives of the Academy of Justice and domestic...

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Exchange of views with the diplomatic community and international organisations in Bucharest on the occasion of C-PROC’s 10th anniversary

12 April 2024 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC), based in Bucharest, celebrates this month 10 years since it was established. On this occasion, a meeting with the diplomatic community and representatives of international organisations in Bucharest was hosted by C-PROC at its...

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Ten years of cooperation between Romania and the Council of Europe for capacity building on cybercrime

11 April 2024 Bucharest, Romania

The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC), based in Bucharest, celebrates this month 10 years since it was founded. On this occasion, on 11 April 2024 an event was organised in Bucharest with representatives of criminal justice authorities in Romania and other relevant...

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GLACY-e and Octopus Projects: The first pool of national judicial trainers of Brazil finalise the training programme on cybercrime and electronic evidence

8-12 April 2024 Sao Paulo, Brazil

A group of 19 prosecutors from several regions of Brazil underwent the advanced training course on cybercrime and electronic evidence from 8 to 12 April 2024, at the Prosecutor's Office in São Paulo. The course was organised by the Federal Public Ministry of Brazil with the support of the GLACY-e...

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C-PROC activity report for 2023

5 April 2024 Strasbourg

Today, Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić shared her report on the activities in 2023 of the Cybercrime Programme Office (C-PROC) of the Council of Europe with the Committee of Ministers. This report confirms once again the global scope and impact of capacity building by C-PROC: "In 2023,...

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GLACY-e and Octopus project: Introductory course for the Justices of the Supreme Court of Mauritius

1-2 April 2024 Port Louis, Mauritius

On 1-2 April 2024, the Council of Europe supported the organisation of a dedicated high-level training on cybercrime and electronic evidence for the Supreme Court of Mauritius. The activity was organised in the framework of the GLACY-e joint project of the European Union and the Council of...

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GLACY-e and Octopus project: A new pool of Mauritian magistrates and prosecutors finalised the first training stage for becoming national trainers

28–30 March and 1 April 2024 Port Louis, Mauritius

On 28–30 March and 1 April 2024, an introductory training on cybercrime and electronic evidence for magistrates and prosecutors and a soft skills training was organised in the framework of the GLACY-e and Octopus projects. The activity is part of the broader Training of Trainers (ToT) programme...

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Cybercrime and freedom of expression discussion paper now available in FR and ES

22 March 2024 Strasbourg

The recent discussion paper on cybercrime and freedom of expression prepared under the Octopus Project and published in December 2023, is now available in French and Spanish. This paper aims at supporting policy makers, legislators and criminal justice practitioners in their development and...

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Japan makes a voluntary contribution

2 February 2024 Strasbourg, France

The Government of Japan has made a voluntary contribution of €120,000 to support the Council of Europe action against cybercrime. The agreement was signed on 2 February 2024 by Ambassador Hiroyuki Uchida, Permanent Observer of Japan to the Council of Europe, and Mr Bjørn Berge, Deputy Secretary...

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C-PROC: Over 500 professionals from around 130 countries attend the Octopus Conference 2023

13-15 December 2023 Bucharest, Romania

On 13-15 December 2023 the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe organised its flagship event, the Octopus Conference, which brought together over 500 professionals from around 130 countries. In their opening remarks, Alexander Seger, Head of the Cybercrime Division of the...

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C-PROC: Meeting of the International Network of the National Judicial Trainers on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence

12 December 2023 Bucharest, Romania

The plenary meeting of the International Network of the National Judicial Trainers (the Network) on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence was held on 12 December 2023 in Bucharest, Romania, with the participation of the priority countries where the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of...

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More than 500 global cybercrime experts to attend Octopus Conference 2023

12 December 2023 Strasbourg

Held every 12 to 18 months by the Council of Europe, the Octopus Conference constitutes one of the biggest and finest platforms of exchange in cybercrime gathering experts from more than 100 countries, international organisations, private sector, representatives of civil society and academia. ...

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Cybercrime and freedom of expression: discussion paper

10 December 2023 Strasbourg, France

In recent years, most countries around the world have undertaken legislative reforms on cybercrime and electronic evidence. In a number of countries, such legislation on cybercrime includes provisions on criminalising the “dissemination of false information”, “offensive messages”, “causing...

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The global state of cybercrime legislation in December 2023

8 December 2023 Bucharest, Romania

Up-to-date domestic criminal law in line with the Convention on Cybercrime (the Budapest Convention) remains a key element in addressing cybercrime and handling electronic evidence for countries across the globe. An updated cursory overview of the Global State of Cybercrime Legislation prepared...

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