26 Sep POLISH CENTRAL CYBERCRIME BUREAU AS A MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL CYBERCRIME PREVENTION NETWORK – INTERCOP
Due to the ever-increasing scale of the cybercrime phenomenon, it is necessary to implement wide-ranging measures to prevent unwanted phenomena or criminal incidents. In order to achieve the best possible results, it is essential to cooperate in preventive actions to avoid cybercrimes. The Central Cybercrime Bureau therefore takes an active part in the InterCOP project, pursuing close international cooperation.
The InterCOP (International Cyber Offender Prevention Network) project was announced by the Dutch police on 14 – 15 June 2023 during a conference in Lisbon organised by the Dutch police’s cyber crime structure, the Cyber Offender Prevention Squad (COPS). It is noteworthy that the conference took place on the day when the International Day for the Prevention of Cybercrime was celebrated. The Polish side was represented at the meeting by a representative of the Cyber Offender Prevention Team of The Central Cybercrime Bureau.
Poland is one of the 27 countries that are part of the project consortium implemented in a three-year programme from the Internal Security Fund (ISF) funded by the European Commission. The leader of the InterCOP project is the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with the other signatories being the UK, Finland, Sweden and Portugal.
The vision of the InterCOP project is to increase the level of security around the world through prevention efforts aimed at reducing cybercrime, its impact on society and the damage it causes, as well as reducing the criminal justice burden in this area.
The InterCOP network aims to bring international law enforcement agencies together to share expertise, as well as to jointly develop, conduct and evaluate cybercrime prevention initiatives.
In addition, the project aims to initiate closer collaboration with public and private sector partners whose skills, resources and outreach are essential to create, in collaboration with law enforcement, a safer digital environment, and to encourage young people to put their digital skills to good purpose.
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