The Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe (C-PROC), together with partners, continues to support criminal justice authorities worldwide in their cooperation against cybercrime through a series of webinars.


The Council of Europe, through the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) or whithin its capacity building projects, publishes guidance notes, studies, assessments on cybercrime related topics.

These technical reports do not necessarily reflect official positions of the Council of Europe, of project donors or of the Parties of the treaties referred to.

 Training on cybercrime

Particular efforts are required to train law enforcement officers, judges and prosecutors to make use of electronic evidence and effectively investigate, prosecute and adjudicate cybercrime.

To access all the training materials on cybercrime and electronic evidence developed by the Council of Europe, you are invited to join the Octopus Cybercrime Community.

 Preventing Cybercrime

Ensuring that Internet users learn how to stay safe online is essential for reducing the impact of cybercrime.

 International cooperation

Cybercrime is transnational: attacks launched by a person in one country or jurisdiction can affect persons in multiple other countries.

The Cybercrime Convention Committee agreed on tools to facilitate international cooperation:

 Cyberviolence resource

Cyberviolence being a relatively new phenomenon that encompasses a wide variety of crimes, the term is still difficult to define precisely. The T-CY Working Group on cyberbullying and other forms of violence, in its Mapping Study on Cyberviolence, settled on defining cyberviolence as: 

"the use of computer systems to cause, facilitate, or threaten violence against individuals, that results in (or is likely to result in) physical, sexual, psychological or economic harm or suffering and may include the exploitation of the individual's circumstance, characteristics or vulnerabilities."

 Contact points

State Parties to the Convention on Cybercrime need to indicate central authorities for extradition (article 24) and for mutual assistance requests (article 27), as well as 24/7 points of contact (article 35).

Contact details can be made available upon request

 Country wikis and legal profiles

The country cybercrime wikis and legal profiles have been prepared to share information and assess the current state of implementation of the Convention on Cybercrime under domestic legislation.

The profiles are available on the Octopus Cybercrime Community and they do not necessarily reflect official positions of the country covered or of the Council of Europe.

 Protecting children

Fostering children’s trust in the Internet coupled with the protection of their dignity, security and privacy is a priority for the Council of Europe.

 LEA/ISP cooperation

Both law enforcement and Internet service providers play a crucial role in building trust in information and communication technologies (ICT) and helping societies around the world make best use of these technologies.

 Our videos

Learn more about our projects and our activity worldwide through a collection of videos and, more recently, podcasts produced over the years.

T-CY Secretariat 

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