The Netherlands makes a voluntary contribution to the Octopus Project

24 November 2022 Strasbourg, France

The Netherlands, through the Ministry of Justice and Security, made a voluntary financial contribution of EUR 50 000 to the Octopus Project implemented by the Council of Europe until 31 December 2024. The project, based on voluntary contributions from State Parties and Observers to the Convention...

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More action needed to promote the role of women in the fight against cybercrime

10 November 2022 San José, Costa Rica

Women have a crucial role to play in effective criminal justice responses to cybercrime, stated participants in the International Conference on promoting the role of women in preventing, investigating and prosecuting cybercrimes organised by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the...

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Strengthening international cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence in the Americas

7 November 2022 San José, Costa Rica

Efficient international cooperation has never been more important in enabling an effective and comprehensive criminal justice response to cybercrime and other crimes involving electronic evidence, emphasised participants in the 2022 Americas Regional Forum organised by the Council of Europe in...

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Council of Europe and EUROJUST: Cooperation on ransomware

3-4 November 2022 the Hague, Netherlands

On 3 and 4 November, the Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe and EUROJUST jointly organised an international workshop on criminal investigations of ransomware attacks. EUROPOL highlighted that only 1% of such attacks are reported and that this offence remains one of the most...

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GLACY+ and Octopus Project: Workshop on countering online child sexual exploitation and abuse, Mauritius

26-27 October 2022 Mauritius

The increasing use by children of information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as social media, mobile messaging applications and online games, has created new opportunities for sexual offenders to target and harm children. The physical and psychological impact on victims of these...

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The sixth Annual Meeting of the 24/7 Network of Contact Points

21 October 2022 The Hague, Netherlands

On 21 October 2022, the Council of Europe organised the sixth Annual Meeting of 24/7 Network of Contact Points, in the Hague, Netherlands. Under Article 35 of the Budapest Convention, the 24/7 Network facilitates immediate assistance for cybercrime investigations and collection of electronic...

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US makes a voluntary contribution to the Octopus Project

14 October 2022 Strasbourg, France

The Government of the United States of America has made a voluntary contribution in the amount of 250,000 USD to the Council of Europe action on cybercrime through the Octopus Project. On this occasion, Ms Darragh Paradiso, Consul General of the United States of America met Council of Europe...

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Underground Economy Conference 2022 – a prime example of public/private cooperation

5 - 8 September 2022 Strasbourg, France

From 5 to 8 September 2022, the Council of Europe co-hosted for the third time the Underground Economy Conference at the Palais de l’Europe. This prominent international information security event, co-organised by Team Cymru and the Council of Europe, brought together around 500 experts from law...

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Korea and the Convention on Cybercrime at ICSR 2022

31 August – 2 September 2022 Seoul, South Korea

As part of an effort to effectively counter borderless cybercrime, the Korean National Police Agency holds an annual International Symposium on Cybercrime Response (ISCR) for law enforcement authorities. This year’s ICSR took place on 31 August – 2 September, in Seoul, South Korea. A session on...

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UN Ad Hoc Committee on ICT crimes: side-event on capacity building by the Czech Republic

31 August 2022 New York, USA

The Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations in New York, with INTERPOL and the Council of Europe (Octopus Project) on 31 August 2022 organised, a high-level event on capacity building in the fight against cybercrime. The event was held in the fringes of the 3rd session of...

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GLACY+ and Octopus: 5 September 2022 - 2022/AO/40bis - Event Organisation services in Costa Rica (7 to 11 November 2022)

12 August 2022 Bucharest

The Joint Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe Global Action on Cybercrime Extended - GLACY+ and the Octopus Project are launching a Call for Tenders 2022/AO/40bis - Event Organisation services in Costa Rica, concerning the “AMERICAS REGIONAL FORUM on International Co-operation...

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International Network of National Judicial Trainers: Kick-off meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on judicial training strategies on cybercrime and electronic evidence

12 July 2022 ONLINE

The Ad Hoc Working Group on judicial training strategies on cybercrime and electronic evidence established under the umbrella of the International Network of National Judicial Trainers on cybercrime reunited online on 12 July for the kick-off meeting on the preparation of a guidebook on judicial...

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Network of national correspondents of Police authorities launched in Strasbourg

28-29 June 2022 Strasbourg, France

A network of national correspondents of Police authorities was launched during the conference “Policing in the digital age: how new technologies can help better policing our modern societies”, organised in Strasbourg between 28-29 June 2022 by the Council of Europe Unit for Cooperation in Police...

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Council of Europe Digital Partnership: two new partners

28 June 2022 Strasbourg, France

The International Chamber of Commerce and The LEGO Group have joined the Council of Europe’s Digital Partnership, an initiative aimed at fostering co-operation, with companies and their business associations to promote respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law on the Internet....

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GLACY+ and Octopus Projects: The Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention – Final Roundtable in the series for countries in Latin America

24 June 2022 Online

On the 24th of June 2022, the series of thematic webinars on the Introduction of the Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention on enhanced cooperation and disclosure of electronic evidence was concluded with a final roundtable. With 50 participants from Argentina, Costa Rica,...

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Octopus Project: HELP course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence and the new Additional Protocol to the Cybercrime Convention to be presented at the 2022 HELP Network Conference

22 June 2022 Strasbourg, France and online

Between 30 June - 1 July 2022 the Council of Europe HELP Programme (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) will hold its 2022 Annual HELP Network Conference in Strasbourg, France and online. Primarily aimed at Judiciary Schools and Bar Associations throughout the Council of Europe member...

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C-PROC vacancies: Project Officer

08 June 2022 Bucharest. Romania

Would you like to contribute to the activities of an International Organisation working for human rights, democracy and the rule of law? If so, our job offer may be the right opportunity for you. This job offers the possibility to support the strengthening capacities of criminal justice...

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C-PROC is recruiting Financial Assistant

08 June 2022 Bucharest, Romania

Are you experienced in carrying out financial support tasks? Are you well organised and reliable? Do you have the potential to carry out multiple administrative and technical tasks in the financial field and ensure accurate and reliable budget and accounting records and reports in compliance with...

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Octopus Project: Council of Europe’s Guides on Electronic Evidence and related Standard Operating Procedures presented during the Cross-border exchange of e-evidence course organised by CEPOL in cooperation with EJTN

30 May - 3 June 2022 Budapest, Hungary

Between 30 May – 3 June 2022, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) in cooperation with the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) organised in Budapest, Hungary a Cross-border exchange of e-evidence course. The aim of the training activity was to enhance...

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Conference on e-evidence and data protection in criminal matters in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

31 May – 2 June 2022 Lyon, France

In close coordination with the French Ministry of Justice and under the French Presidency to the EU Council, the EuroMed Justice Programme organised the “Conference on e-evidence and data protection in criminal matters in the cross-Euro-Mediterranean region”. The event took place in Lyon, France...

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