Initial meeting of the 24/7 PoC project

Effective 24/7 Points of Contact on Cybercrime

Robin Bryant

Robin Bryant

Project Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1227 782934

Nigel Jones

Nigel Jones

Project Activities Coordinator
Tel: +44 (0) 1227 782089

Hannah Bygraves

Hannah Bygraves

Project Administrator
Tel: +44 (0) 1227 782195


The specific objectives of the project are to:

  • Gather, collate and analyse information about existing formal and informal mechanisms for cooperation.
  • Test the efficiency of 24/7 PoC mechanisms within the wider criminal justice system through a series of study visits and desktop exercises.
  • Identify the most effective methods of cooperation.
  • Identify the need for new national and international legislation and procedures for international cooperation and how these needs might be met.
  • Produce recommendations for improvements in current systems and practises.
  • 24 months in duration.
  • Began 1 September 2014 (ends 31 August 2016).
  • Total budget of 367,000 Euro (330,000 Euro from the EU).
  • Co-beneficiaries: Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation (Romania).
  • Associate partners: Interpol, Council of Europe and the Turkish National Police.
  • We will analyse existing international cooperation mechanisms, initiatives and actions that have sought to identify methods of enhancing investigative and prosecutorial actions for cybercrime and other crimes involving electronic evidence.
  • We will look at initiatives such as the G8 countries' 24/7 network, Interpol’s I-24/7 system and the requirements of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.
  • We will disseminate the findings of the project to all interested parties. (For example, to the European Cybercrime Training and Education Group (ECTEG), the Interpol general assembly, the Council of Europe Octopus Cybercrime Community (via online forums) and the G8 forums concerned with cybercrime and countering cyberattack).

The opening meeting of the conference tool place at CCCU in the week of 12 th January 2015, with delegates attending from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, the UK and the United States.  Three days of presentations and group discussions examined the current regimes and sought to identify issues that will be addressed during the remainder of the project.

For further information about this project, please contact one of the team.

Study visits including desk top exercises:

  • Bucharest, Romania,  23rd - 25 th November 2015
  • Ankara, Turkey,  20th - 21st January 2016
  • Lisbon, Portugal,  22nd - 25th February 2016
  • Zagreb, Croatia, 7th - 9th March 2016

Study visits to relevant international organisations:

  • Eurojust - The Hague, Netherlands, 20th April 2016
  • USDOJ G7 - Washington, 7th - 9th May 2016
  • Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France, 27th May 2016
  • USDOJ G7 - Washington, 5th - 7th June 2016
  • Interpol - Singapore, 10th -14th June 2016

Final project meeting - Canterbury, UK, 11th - 13th July 2016

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