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Czech experts will train Jordanians in cybercrime protection

European Union twinning project “Strengthening the Capacity of the Public Administrations to Combat Cybercrime in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan” was officially launched on February 17, 2014 in Amman.

The project is entirely funded by the European Union (€ 900.000) and is a twinning partnership between the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The project is scheduled for completion during following 15 months.

In funding this important project the EU recognizes the need to develop an efficient system to tackle cybercrime in Jordan. By drawing on best practice from the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic the EU can help develop a system that is relevant to Jordan.

The purpose of this project is to enable criminal justice authorities to engage in international cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence on the basis of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, which entered into force in 2004.

The UK and Czech Twinning partners have already undertaken baseline assessments that will support the reform process in Jordan. They will work in close cooperation with the Jordanian authorities to deliver tangible and sustainable results to tackle cybercrime.

In addition to the work undertaken together with the Jordanian Ministry of Interior and the Public Security Directorate this project will also benefit from collaboration that will involve the Jordanian Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and public sector, academia and the wider public.

The project will develop an efficient system for the prevention and suppression of cybercrime in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The success of this project will enable the Jordan police services to build increasingly close and mutually beneficial operational partnership with the law enforcement agencies in the European Union in general and in the UK and the Czech Republic specifically.