Online Course 28/2021: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) and IT Solutions

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Online Course 28/2021: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) and IT Solutions
22 March 2021 to 18 April 2021
CEPOL in cooperation with ECTEG

The aim of the training activity is to enhance cybercrime investigation by improving the collection, evaluation, collation, analysis and distribution of information for the purpose of tackling all forms of crime, in particular terrorism and organised crime and by improving intelligence collection, in qualitative and quantitative terms.

The learning strategy is focused to enhance the capacity of law en-forcement officers to integrate open-source intelligence (OSINT) tools into cyber investigations. The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach and will consist of:

  • Independent Learning: reviewing case studies, watching webi-nars, listening short videos, studying reading material – 21 hours;
  • Contact Learning via online forums: forum discussion with other participants, exchange of good practices – 5 hours;
  • Experiential Learning: practical exercises that need to be ana-lysed by participants – 4 hours.

While there is no specific time slot when participants shall be available for completing the course tasks, they should follow the course continuously. Completion of the course would require around 1.5 hours’ investment / working day from the attending participants during the length of 4 weeks.

The course will be held entirely in English, therefore it is essential that nominated officials possess appropriate language skills (at least B2 level). The entire activity will be carried out online on CEPOL’s Law Enforcement Education Platform (LEEd), hence the physical presence of participants will not be required.


In case you are interested to attend, please contact your local CEPOL National Unit / CEPOL National Contact Point as soon as possible. Deadline for nominations by CEPOL National Units: 12 March 2021.

Selected participants have to be registered to CEPOL's online Law Enforcement Education platform LEEd where the online activity will take the place.

Target Audience: 

Law enforcement analysts and officers who have some experience of high-tech crime investigations or are about to be appointed as network investigators or IT forensic analysts, and prosecutors working in cyber-investigations.

Virtual, accesible through CEPOL's eLearning platform LEEd (after approved registration)


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