2Centre Project Launch 31-May-2011

The launch of the 2CENTRE network took place at 8.45am on 31st May 2011 in the O'Reilly Hall, University College Dublin Ireland and  by Live Video link from Paris, France at 9.45am (Central European Time).

The European Commission have provided just under €3 million to support the development of a network of Cybercrime Centres of Excellence throughout Europe. The Centres of Excellence are intended to provide an environment where academia, industry and law enforcement can work together to provide solutions to assist in the fight against technology based crime.

Representatives from the partner organisations will speak about the scope of the project, expected outcomes and areas for collaborative working.

Organisations interested in particpating in the project will have an opportunity to talk to the project representatives.

  1. Speech given the Irish Minister of Justice, Equality and Defence is available here.
  2. French Press Release here.


Event Agenda

8.15 - 8.45 Coffee Available  
9.00 - 9.10 Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence. Mr. Alan Shatter T.D.   
9.10 - 9.20 Professor Joe Carthy, Director of UCD CEntre for Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation  

9.20 - 9.30

Mr. Radomir Jansky, DG Home Affairs, European Commission  
9.30 - 9.40 General Michel Pattin, General de Gendarmerie, Ministry of Interior  Live Video Link
9.40 - 9.45 Mr. Christian Lerminiaux, President, Universite de Technologie de Troyes  Live Video Link
9.45 - 9.50 MMe Fortel, President, Universite de Montpellier 1  Live Video Link
9.50 - 9.55 Mr. Paul O'Connor, Chairman Irish Banking Federation, Hi Tech Crime Forum  
9.55 - 10.00 Mr. Bill Harmon, Associate General Counsel, Digital Crime Unit, Microsoft Live Video Link
10.00 - 10.10 Mr. J.F. Marcotorchino, Thales Live Video Link
10.10 - 10.20 Mr. Cormac Callanan, Aconite Internet Solutions, 2Centre Industry Liaison