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CyberCrime@IPA   Regional Cooperation in Criminal Justice: Strengthening capacities in the fight against cybercrime

Narrative (Work Plan)
01/11/2010 - 30/06/2013
JP Completed  
Coordinating DG:
Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
2 777 778
    Intervention Logic Performance Indicators Sources of Verification Assumptions
    Overall Objectives
    (29 Activities) Narrative
    To fight crime, in particular economic and organised crime, including money laundering; to monitor, to follow up and support effective implementation of CoE and other international standards in this respect; to prevent crime and protect and assist victims; to promote international co-operation; to develop standards for laws, procedures and actors in criminal justice; to ensure the protection of detainees and respect for European standards by law enforcement agencies; to improve prosecution standards and investigative techniques; to develop restorative justice.



    Project Purpose 1      2010/DG I/JP/2467   Regional Cooperation in Criminal Justice: Strengthening capacities in the fight against cybercrime (CyberCrime@IPA) 0 
    To strengthen the capacities of criminal justice authorities of Western Balkans and Turkey to cooperate effectively against cybercrime • Legislation on cybercrime assessed and strengthened
    • Increased level of regional/international police and judicial cooperation against cybercrime as reflected in requests sent and received
    • LEA–ISP cooperation functioning in each country based on agreed upon guidelines, memoranda of understanding and trained personnel
    • Regional law enforcement training strategy adopted
    • Cybercrime and electronic evidence training integrated into the training curricula for judges and prosecutors
    • Trusted fora established for information exchange on criminal money flows on the internet between public and private sector stakeholders
    • Reg. assessm. carried out on progress made against cybercrime
    Project reports
    Expernal evaluation report
    Reports on the regional assessments
    Expected Result 1.1 Cybercrime policies and strategies. Policy- and decision-makers are aware of cybercrime threats and human rights implications and have reached agreement on strategic priorities regarding cybercrime for Western Balkans and Turkey
    • Participation by senior representatives in regional meetings
    • Adoption of a document with regional strategic priorities regarding cybercrime by month 18

    - Project reports
    - External evaluation report
    - Monitoring reports
    The commitment of decision-makers and the agreement on priorities will be followed by policies, actions and resource allocation
    Expected Result 1.2 Harmonisation of legislation. Amendments are drafted to bring relevant legislation fully in line with the EU acquis, in particular the Convention on Cybercrime (CETS 185) and its Protocol on Xenophobia and Racism (CETS 189), and thus ensure harmonisation of legislation within Western Balkans and Turkey
    • Reports prepared and recommendations adopted on the effectiveness of legislation
    • Amendments to legislation available to enhance the effectiveness of legislation

    - Project reports
    - Reports of the Cybercrime Committee (T-CY)
    - External evaluation report
    - Monitoring reports
    - Reports on the regional assessments
    Legislative amendments are submitted to Parliament and subsequently adopted
    Expected Result 1.3 Enhanced regional and international law enforcement and judicial cooperation against cybercrime based on Chapter III of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime
    • Number of requests handled by 24/7 points of contact
    • Number of requests sent/received from law enforcement authorities
    • Number of requests sent/received and response time for MLA requests related to cybercrime
    • Level of cooperation between high-tech crime units
    • 24/7 points of contact are fully functioning in line with Article 35 of the Budapest Convention

    - Project reports
    - Statistical data of 24/7 CP and MLA authorities
    - External evaluation report
    - Monitoring reports
    - Reports on the regional assessments
    Expected Result 1.4 Law enforcement training strategy agreed by Ministries of Interior and implementation initiated
    • Adopted law enforcement training strategy
    • 16 trainers trained in the delivery of basic law enforcement training courses
    • 35 law enforcement officers trained in basic cybercrime investigations and cyberforensics
    • Feasibility study on regional and domestic centres of excellence for cybercrime training
    • Interagency cooperation promoted through up to 3 regional multi-disciplinary training workshops
    • One expert from each project area (8 in total) participating in Masters programme on computer forensics and cybercrime investigations

    - Project reports
    - External evaluation report
    - Monitoring reports
    - Reports on the regional assessments
    Implementation of strategy continued upon completion of project
    Limited fluctuation of trained staff
    Expected Result 1.5 Training on cybercrime and electronic evidence integrated into the curricula of training institutions for judges and prosecutors
    • Basic and advanced training courses reflected in the initial and in-service training curricula of judicial training institutions
    • Training modules for basic and advanced training available in local languages
    • Up to 16 trainers trained
    • Up to 12 training courses carried out
    • At least one pilot centre established and able to maintain a repository of trainers, keep training modules up to day, carry out research, maintain a resource for online training and networking among trained judges and prosecutors

    - Project reports
    - External evaluation report
    - Monitoring reports
    Expected Result 1.6 Financial investigations. Capacities of financial investigators, Financial Intelligence Units (FIU), and/or relevant law enforcement units in charge of fighting against cyber criminals in following crime proceeds on the internet improved and their cooperation with the financial sector strengthened
    • Joint training courses carried out for cybercrime investigators, financial investigators and financial intelligence units
    • Regional and domestic trusted fora for regular information exchange between public and private sector stakeholders established

    - Project reports
    - External evaluation report
    - Monitoring reports
    - Reports on the regional assessments
    Stakeholders continue to cooperate in trusted fora
    Expected Result 1.7 Cooperation between law enforcement and Internet service providers (ISPs) in investigations related to cybercrime strengthened
    • Assessment report on the functioning of LEA-ISP cooperation
    • Regional guidelines on LEA-ISP cooperation
    • Memoranda of understanding on LEA-ISP cooperation concluded in each project area
    • LEA and ISP staff responsible for cooperation trained

    - Project reports
    - External evaluation report
    - Monitoring reports
    - Reports on the regional assessments
    LEA and ISPs are prepared to implement the MoUs concluded
    Expected Result 1.8 Regional assessments carried out to determine progress made in terms of legislation, the strengthening institutional capacities for the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of cybercrime and international cooperation
    • Methodology adopted and applied
    • Assessment reports available

    - Project reports
    - External evaluation report
    - Monitoring reports
    - Reports on the regional assessments
    Results of assessments are fed back into policy making

      * All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.  
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