Octopus Project


GFCE Code: G0677

Status: Ongoing

From: Jan 2021

To: Dec 2024







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 Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, 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:

Duration of the project: 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2024

  • Support the organisation of up to 30 in-country or regional workshops
  • Contribute to up to 70 events organised by other organisations
  • Provide legislative and other advice to countries worldwide
  • Support the participation of T-CY members and observers in the meetings of the
  • Support the assessments and other activities of the T-CY through research and analyses
  • Provide logistical support to T-CY meetings as well as funding for translation and
  • Support outreach by the T-CY to States in view of accession and implementation of the
    Budapest Convention
  • Support the participation of T-CY members in relevant fora, including in the United
    Nations treaty process
  • Organize 3 Octopus conferences
  • Enhance the ability of C-PROC to deliver capacity building activities by virtual means,
    including online training and event platforms
  • Further improve the Octopus Community in terms of contents and functionalities as a
    resource for legislation, training and cooperation
  • Populate and maintain the online tool on cyberviolence

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