International congress on criminal investigation

An annual international congress on criminal investigation is for the first time being held in Portugal. Under the title ‘Prevention and Criminal Investigation of Cybercrime Challenges in the 21st Century’, the event will be held at the Municipal Theatre in Faro on April 16 and 17, with the opening ceremony by the Minister of Justice Paula Teixeira da Cruz at 10am.

The event will bring together professionals and academics in the areas of cybercrime, cyber defence and cyber security. “It aims to create greater awareness of the increasingly emerging problems in a society that is characterised by cybercrime,” say organisers.

The congress is organised by the ASFIC/PJ (the Union of Polícia Judiciária criminal investigation officers) in partnership with the ISCSP (School of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lisbon) and the University of the Algarve.

The programme will be divided into four thematic panels. Topics will focus on preventing and detecting crimes in cyberspace, international cooperation on cybercrime, cyber security, cyber defence and communication in cyberspace.

The panels include a number of renowned experts from Portugal and abroad, including from NATO, the FBI, the European Cybercrime Centre, the Polícia Judiciária and the Portuguese Ministry of Defence.

More details of the event can be found at

Bookings made through Safe Communities Algarve, a supporter of the event, enjoy a discounted entrance fee of €30, instead of the usual €75 payable on the day – [email protected]