At the end of March 2022, representatives of the GRACE Project and the European Cybercrime Training and Education Group (ECTEG) attended a meeting organized by GRACE partner Polícia Judiciária to discuss the collaboration on the creation of an online tool for first responders fighting child sexual exploitation.
During the course of the meeting, ECTEG and GRACE colleagues underlined the relevance of the collaboration and the way forward in making it a reality. The ECTEG developers demonstrated a serious game tool and educational module they have been working on, both to become part of the online tool set for first responders. The package will be further completed with a dedicated set of guidelines produced by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). The participants had the opportunity to provide their feedback on the various products presented and agreed on the way forward, aiming to complete the full package by October 2022.
The collaboration arose from the GRACE deliverable 10.8 ‘Best Practices on Victim support for law enforcement agencies (LEA) first responders.’ The deliverable’s content and methodology can be put into practice with ECTEG’s capabilities. The ultimate goal is to incorporate the deliverable into the ECTEG eFIRST training programme for first responders, an e-learning course package available free of costs to all EU LEAs.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on progress!