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COuRAGE project - developing a comprehensive research agenda for Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism (CC/CT)

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The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) announces the launch of the COuRAGE project. COuRAGE is a 24-month project funded, under Europe’s 7th framework programme for research, to develop a research agenda for Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism (CC/CT).

COuRAGE brings together 17 experienced partners under the coordination and leadership of Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SPA based in Italy. Using the expertise of the consortium partners, advisory board members and recruited expert stakeholders, COuRAGE will produce a research agenda for Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism.

Cyber Crime’s impact on the global economy

A recent report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies and McAfee Inc., found that cybercrime can cost the global economy as much as $575 billion per year. But Cyber Terrorism is also being seen as the new weapon of mass destruction. A cyber-attack on critical infrastructures or stock exchanges can have broad consequences on European society.

The European Union is responding to these threats by funding projects such as COuRAGE to identify research, regulatory and technological roadmaps to combat Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism.

The COuRAGE research agenda will identify the major challenges; reveal research gaps for Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism. And recommend practical research approaches to address these gaps through strategies that are aligned to real-world needs. The purpose of COuRAGE is to significantly improve the security of European citizens, critical infrastructures and support crime investigators.

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Information for Journalists

For further information contact:

Gary Bridgeman

Communication Coordinator European Organisation for Security

10 rue Montoyer
B-1000 Bruxelles
+32 2 793 75 94
+32 471 46 17 83


Courage partners

Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SPA (Project Coordinator)
Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Sheffield Hallam University – CENTRIC SHU (Technical Coordinator)
United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute – UNICRI
Cybercrime Research Institute - CRI
Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek - TNO
Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut - FOI
West Yorkshire Police - WYP
European Organisation for Security EOS
Aconite Internet Solutions Ltd - ACO
EstEnter Polska - EEP
Conceptivity - CONC
Institut Jožef Stefan - IJS
Selex Sistemi Integrati - SSI
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft - FRAUN
Stichting Katholieke Universiteit Brabant - TILT
International Cyber Investigation Training Academy - ICITA

The COuRAGE project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 607949.