European Cybercrime Training and Education Group

International Non-Profit Association AISBL

ECTEG is composed of European Union and European Economic Area Member States law enforcement agencies, international bodies, academia, private industry and experts.

A bit more about ECTEG history

The European Commission supported “Falcone” project JAI/2001/Falcone/127 – ‘Training: Cybercrime Investigation – building a platform for the future’ recommended the creation of a suite of Europe-wide Cybercrime Investigator training courses at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels.

Europol agreed to act as the coordinating body and in 2007 created the “Europol Working Group on the Harmonisation of Cybercrime Investigation Training” to support its efforts.

The primary aim of the working group is to provide experience and knowledge to further enhance the coordination of cybercrime training, by identifying opportunities to build the capacity of countries to combat cybercrime through the development and delivery of a robust and enduring training programme.

The working group changed its name on the 11th of November 2009 to “European Cybercrime Training and Education Group” (ECTEG).

In November 2016, unformal group became officially an International Non-Profit Association with founder members from Law Enforcement, Academic world. At creation time, CEPOL, Europol, Eurojust and Interpol are defined as permanent members.

This is formalised by Royal Decree on 25 December 2016.

Funded by the European Commission and working in close cooperation with Europol-EC3 and CEPOL, both members of the advisory group, our activities aims to:

  • Support international activities to harmonise cybercrime training across international borders.
  • Share knowledge, expertise and find training solutions.
  • Promote standardisation of methods and procedures for training programmes and cooperation with other international organisations.
  • Collaborate with academic partners to establish recognised academic qualification in the field of cybercrime and work with universities that have already created such awards making them available across international borders.
  • Collaborate with industry partners to establish frameworks whereby their existing and future efforts to support law enforcement by the delivery of training, harmonised into an effective programme that makes best use of available resources.
  • Provide training and education material and reference trainers to international partners, supporting their efforts to train law enforcement on cybercrime issues globally.