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New methods to prevent, investigate and mitigate cybercriminality


Welcome to the CC-DRIVER newsletter!


CC-DRIVER is an EU-funded H2020 project combining interdisciplinary research with innovation activities to illuminate the role of technical and human factors in current cybercrime trends and translate the findings into co-design tools and new methods to support the fight against cybercrime. We welcome your insights on our research and innovation activities by contacting us at You can follow project updates on our CC-DRIVER website and by following our social media handles.


In this newsletter, you can find insights on:

The CC-DRIVER Final Conference: the International Summit on Youth and Cybercrime

  • Publications about the Summit
  • Stream of the Summit

CC-DRIVER 2021 European Youth Survey

  • Publications about the Survey
Recent Events
  • Safer Internet Day
  • CC-DRIVER at the World Police Summit
For LEAs
  • LEA Cluster News
  • LEA Working Group News

Reading Corner

  • CC-DRIVER Policy Brief on “Cybercrime definitions, typologies, and taxonomies"

International Summit on Youth and Cybercrime

On 1 March 2023, the International Summit on Youth and Cybercrime took place in Valencia (Spain), with plenary presentations and multiple panel discussions on the trends of cyber juvenile delinquency, including their human and technical drivers.

The event, hosted by Valencia Local Police, was live-streamed and simultaneously translated into Spanish and English. More than 150 persons from 33 nations attending on-site were joined by 220 viewers online. Participants came from law enforcement, academia, education, industry, public administration and policymaking, civil society organisations and media, as well as other areas of expertise in the field of cybercrime and cybersecurity. The press was also present and the Summit was featured in local as well as national news, and featured interviews with CC-DRIVER and RAYUELA project partners, including Trilateral Research and the Valencia Local Police.

Read more in our corresponding 6th Press Release.

Read more in our corresponding Policy Brief No. 10.

Watch a short video by our partner Valencia Local Police.

Watch the stream of the Summit.

Check out the social media posts all around the Summit: #InternationalYouthNCybercrimeSummit on Twitter and LinkedIn.


CC-DRIVER 2021 European Youth Survey

The CC-DRIVER 2021 European Youth Survey is one of the largest studies to date exploring juvenile cybercriminality. The survey is informed by five key disciplines:

  • cyberpsychology
  • criminology
  • psychology
  • neuroscience
  • digital anthropology.

Results confirm that cybercrime and cyber deviance are prevalent – the survey finds that two thirds (69%) of European young people surveyed said they had committed at least one form of cybercrime or online harm or risk taking, and just under half 47.76% (N=3808) reported that they had engaged in criminal behaviour online in the previous year. It found that males are more likely (74%) than females (65%) to have been involved in at least one form of cybercrime or online harm or risk taking in the last year and results confirm that the majority of cybercrime and cyber deviant behaviour are gendered. Analysis demonstrates that cybercriminal and online harm or risk-taking behaviour form a cluster of 11 types of behaviour that are highly interrelated and that cybercrime and online harm or risk-taking behaviour represent a spectrum. The partners concluded that a significant shift from a siloed, categorical approach is needed in terms of how cybercrimes are conceptualised, investigated and legislated.


Read more in the full research report by Prof. Julia Davidson, Prof. Mary Aiken, Kirsty Phillips and Ruby Farr.


Read more in this article in The Guardian.


Recent Events

Safer Internet Day

The CC-DRIVER project produces cutting-edge research to understand children’s risky, harmful and illegal behaviour online, to provide evidence-based thought leadership on how to prevent harms and promote digital well-being, and contribute to the discussion at the national and international levels. Our partners at the University of East London, Institute for Connected Communities, have translated the findings from research into educational materials, which we shared as part of Safer Internet Day 2023.


Crossing the Line Into Cybercrime

The CC-DRIVER research project team at University of East London, Institute for Connected Communities, is providing educational materials and intervention resources. Young people as well as adults need to know about what types of online behaviour are risky, harmful or criminal.

Read more

A necessary condition in the fight against cybercrime is to know what ‘cybercrime’ is, to be (self-)attentive and to be aware of possible actions.

Find here the CC-DRIVER Safer Internet Day Resources: information posters and a quiz.


CC-DRIVER at the World Police Summit

One of the last events at which CC-DRIVER was presented was the World Police Summit – what a fabulous ending! Many thanks to our partner from the Valencia Local Police for representing us, presenting the CC-DRIVER project results and networking with many police forces from Europe and beyond.



For LEAs

Check out our “For LEAs” section on the CC-DRIVER website!

  • Recognising that our projects have common stakeholders and similar objectives in supporting law enforcement against organised crime and terrorism, we formed a cluster at the start of the CC-DRIVER project which we now have handed over to the CYBERSPACE project (see also below). Find here information on our sister projects in the LEA Cluster.

  • The CC-DRIVER LEA Working Group is a discussion group of LEAs who aim for an exchange of experiences and best practices with a specific focus on cybercrime. The meetings are a safe space for LEAs to discuss human, social and societal aspects of security problems and their remedies. Find here information on our LEA Working Group.

LEA Cluster News

The TRACE project, coordinated by Umut Turksen from Coventry University, is seeking members for its Stakeholder Board. If you might be interested in volunteering, please contact either or Umut at

The new point-of-contact for the LEA project cluster will be Milica Klavzar, representing the CYBERSPACE project, who can be reached at

LEA Working Group News

The LEA Working Group will come to an end under the leadership of CC-DRIVER in May 2023. However, we will be stronger together against cybercrime – the LEA Working Group will continue under the CYBERSPACE project.

Find here all insights gathered during the LEA Working Group’s time with CC-DRIVER.


Reading Corner

With the wide release of user-friendly tools that employ autoregressive language models such as GPT-3 and GPT-3.5, anyone with an Internet connection can now generate human-like speech in seconds. To study the large language models, the content they can generate and the prompts required to generate that content is important from a cybersecurity perspective.

Read more



As the project comes to a close, this is the final newsletter from CC-DRIVER. Thank you to everybody for your collaboration, engagement and/or support throughout this project!


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