Open Source Intelligence Training (OSINT)

Funded by European Union

Project Leica - Open Source Intelligence Training (OSINT)

17. 06. 2022

Open Source Intelligence Training (OSINT)

EU-funded project LEICA organized in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) a five-day training on Open Sources Intelligence (OSINT) from 13-17 June 2022.  20 Officials from the State Security Service, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the General Prosecutor Office participated in the activity. The participants practiced advanced information search in Google, Yandex and social networks, like Facebook, VKontakte, Instagram, Telegram, WhatsApp and other messengers, and also learned to identify fake news, with tools provided by the experts who conducted the training. The participants were familiarized with European Member States experts’ practices, tools and procedures that allow to detect and to identify criminal signals in Internet open sources, including terrorism and violent extremism activity. The participants agreed this training was very practical and actual, as they said, internet provides with many opportunities for committing crime, and they learned this week that Internet also provides with great opportunities to detect, to prevent and to investigate criminal activities.
Charge d’Affaires of the European Union Delegation Mindaugas Kacerauskis, in his closing remarks, said that LEICA Project’s flexibility allows to implement activities at short notice, to respond to the urgent and most modern training needs of Central Asia Law Enforcement Agencies.  
The Project LEICA is funded by the European Union, and it is led by the consortium made of French CIVIPOL and Slovak ISEMI, supported by Interpol.