About Europol

Short member description

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) aims at strengthening the law enforcement response to cybercrime in the EU and thus to help protect European citizens, businesses and governments from online crime. EC3:

  • serves as the EU’s central hub for criminal information and intelligence in relation to cybercrime;
  • supports operations and investigations by Member States by offering operational analysis, coordination and expertise;
  • provides a variety of strategic analysis products that enable informed decision-making at tactical and strategic levels on combating and preventing cybercrime;
  • establishes a comprehensive outreach function connecting law-enforcement authorities tackling cybercrime with the private sector, academia and other non-law enforcement partners;
  • supports training and capacity-building, in particular for the relevant authorities in Member States;
  • provides highly specialised technical and digital forensic support capabilities to investigations and operations;
  • represents the EU law-enforcement community in areas of common interest (research and development requirements, internet governance and policy development).
Focus on specific topics

Cyber threats, cyber-attacks, online payment fraud, online child sexual exploitation, cybercrime training and capacity building, cyber legislation.

Main recurrent cyber-related events organized by Europol

Annual cybercrime training courses, advisory groups meetings, Europol-Interpol conference, virtual currencies conference, experts meetings, etc.  

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EUROPOL participates in the following GFCE initiative: