Morocco, One of Initial Priority Areas of EU CyberSouth Project

Morocco is one of the initial priority areas of CyberSouth, a joint cooperation project of the European Union (European Neighborhood Instrument) and the Council of Europe, meant to fight cyber crime in the European Union’s Southern Neighborhood.

The CyberSouth Project that also involves Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Tunisia, as initial priority areas, was officially launched at a conference held last week in Tunis, with the participation of several countries, including Morocco.

CyberSouth aims to strengthen legislation and institutional capacities on cybercrime and electronic evidence in the region of the Southern Neighborhood in line with human rights and rule of law requirements, explained the EU in a release.

The project, funded by the European Neighborhood Instrument, was set in motion on July 1, 2017, with an eight-month launch phase. The implementation phase extends over three years with a budget of €3.35 million.

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