CYRENE Discussed at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Event

We are thrilled to announce that Farhan Sahito from PRIVANOVA had the privilege of discussing our project, CYRENE, at the Fifth Intersessional Consultation of the Ad Hoc Committee. This significant event was organised by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna, from 20 to 21 June 2023.

The platform was established by the UN General Assembly to elaborate on a comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communication Technologies for Criminal Purposes. The objective was to share the LEA’s cluster and EU projects’ contributions towards combating cybercrime and to ensure that our collective voice is heard at an international level.

This event was a valuable opportunity for us to showcase our work and influence international cybercrime prevention policies. Besides the presentation of LEA clustered projects, we also took part in various panel discussions on international cooperation and Procedural Measures. In these meetings, we were glad to discuss CYRENE, too.

This is of particular importance at this moment, as the EU representative to the UN, who also attended this event, had a one-on-one meeting with Farhan Sahito of CYRENE’s partner PRIVANOVA. We look forward to the outcomes of this meeting and the continued progress of our project.

Stay tuned for more updates on our project and its impact on the global fight against cybercrime.

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Project Coordinator: Sofoklis Efremidis
Institution: Maggioli SPA
Email: info{at}
Start: 1-10-2020
Duration: 36 months
Participating organisations: 14
Number of countries: 10



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