Address: Europol ,Eisenhowerlaan 73, 2517 KK The Hague, The Netherlands
Stakeholder group: NGOs and associations
The European Cybecrime Centre (EC3) was created at the initiative of the European Commmission and following approval from the Council of the EU, with the mandate to serve as the European information hub on cybercrime. It was established as part of the Europol structure, in order to facilitate cross working with other crime areas. EC3's work focuses on the following areas:
- Cybercrimes committed by organised groups, particularly those generating large criminal profits, such as online fraud;
- Cybercrimes which cause serious harm to the victim, such as online child sexual exploitation;
- Cybercrimes (including cyber-attacks) affecting critical infrastructure and information systems in the European Union.