French Centre of Excellence

2CENTRE is a major European project funded by the European Commission. The 30-month project will be a collaboration between Academic, Industrial and Law Enforcement participants, the objective is to create a network of Cybercrime Centres of Excellence for Training, Research and Education in Europe. For the purposes of this project, two National Centres, in Ireland and France, will be established.

Each National Centre will consist of a partnership between Law Enforcement, Industry and Academia. The partners will work together to develop a range of activities which will include training programmes and qualifications for both LE and non-LE cybercrime professionals, quality research products, and tools for use in the fight against cybercrime.

A 2Centre Network Coordination Centre will be created to encourage excellence, relationship building, network expansion, and links to International bodies. New members will be encouraged to join the network during the project and support will be provided to enable them to do so. Following the project there will be a sustainable network that will be able to grow in ensuing years and create a truly global collaborative platform.

The University of Technology of Troyes (UTT) and the University of Montpellier 1 (UM1) will be leading and managing the French 2Centre project.

French 2Centre project partners include:

  • University of Technology of Troyes
  • University of Montpellier 1
  • Gendarmerie Nationale
  • Police Nationale
  • Thales
  • Microsoft France


For further information please contact:

M. Germain Malnoury
Engineer, Project Manager
University of Technology of Troyes

t: +33(0)3 25 71 58 30

M. Adel Jomni
Professor, Head of Computer Science Department
University of Montpellier 1

t: +33(0)4 67 61 51 14