CyberSouth to host a Launching Conference during March in Tunisia
February 19, 2018
CyberSouth is getting started! During 21-23 March 2018, the Launching Conference of the joint European Union and Council of Europe project will be organized in Tunis, Tunisia.
The Conference aims to exchange views on cybercrime policies and strategies of priority countries under the project, in order to guide project activities, and also to determine the support to be provided through the CyberSouth project. Representatives from Parties to the Budapest Convention will also participate to share their experience with the countries from the Southern Neighbourhood region. This project is another keystone in the global fight against cybercrime. In 2017, countries worldwide experienced ransomware, data breaches, payment fraud, attacks on banking network, proliferation of crimes through the darknet, and countries from Southern Neighbourhood region are no exception.
Harmonized legislation and strong institutional capacities are key for an effective international cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence. The launching conference will serve to adopt a work plan that will contribute to the strengthening of legislation and institutional capacities of the priority countries of the project.
CyberSouth is a joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe. It contributes to the prevention and control of cybercrime and other offences involving electronic evidence in the region of the Southern Neighbourhood, in line with international human rights and rule of law standards and good practices.