2CENTRE is a major European project funded by the European Commission. The 2-year project will be a collaboration between academic, industrial and law enforcement participants, the object of which is to create a network of Cybercrime Centres of Excellence for Training, Research and Education. For the purposes of the 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.

UCD CCI will be leading and managing the 2Centre project.

Irish 2Centre project partners include:
• University College Dublin Centre for Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation
• An Garda Síochána
• Microsoft (Ireland)
• Irish Banking Federation
• eBay

For further information contact Cheryl Baker, 2Centre Project Manager

2Centre activites are listed here.

Ms. Cheryl Baker
Manager Centre for Cybercrime Investigation
UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics
Belfield, Dublin 4, IRELAND

t: +353 1 716 2850