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Thursday, February 4, 2021

All day
04 February 2021

At the end of the webinar the participant will be able to:

  • equip law enforcement officials with the knowledge of a number of practical, applicable techniques of open-source intelligence (OSINT) and provide basic knowledge on OSINT methodology;
  • present an overview of resources available on the SIRIUS platform;
  • familiarise law enforcement officials with Europol’s toolkit/ capabilities and the use of shared tailor made tools on internet investigations.

04 February 2021

Early last year, the emergence and spread of a new virus-based illness arrived at European shores; few observer in the media or law enforcement were in position to foresee the impact the COVID-19 pandemic would have on daily lives of citizens and law enforcement professionals alike. While governments attempt to keep control of a quickly deteriorating public-health situation by introducing restrictions on free movement, consumer trade and assembly in private and public areas, police and other law enforcement bodies had no choice but to adopt to the disruption of social and professional routines and to enforce previously unimaginable novel rules of “social distancing” and “mask-wearing” on a large scale. In the series of previous CEPOL COVID-webinars some light have been shed on the opportunities for serious and less-serious crime created by the “New Normal” of the pandemic condition and the ways European law enforcement officials having tried to react.

Following up on presentations of research- and analysis based facts & finding made by experts from Europol, Michigan State University, Heidelberg University and University of Grenoble in CEPOL-Webinar 1/2020 (“(Almost) A Year of Policing the Pandemic”) on 28 January, this webinar will focus on conclusions and recommendations deriving from scientific surveys, studies and dedicated analysis of the impact the pandemic had on law enforcement institutions, officers and relations with the general public. Experienced officials and distinguished scholars will present from multi-disciplinary perspectives.

The overall objective of this webinar is to inform participants on the outcome of recent analysis and research surveys.



Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032