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.


  • 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.

GFCE Member Since: 16 April 2015

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