The European Commission supported "Falcone" project JAI/2001/Falcone/127 - ‘Training: Cybercrime Investigation - building a platform for the future’ recommended the creation of a suite of Europe-wide Cybercrime Investigator training courses at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels.
Europol agreed to act as the coordinating body and in 2007 created the "Europol Working Group on the Harmonisation of Cybercrime Investigation Training" to support its efforts. The primary aim of the working group is to provide experience and knowledge to further enhance the coordination of cybercrime training, by identifying opportunities to build the capacity of countries to combat cybercrime through the development and delivery of a robust and enduring training programme.the working group changed its name on the 11th of November 2009 to "European Cybercrime Training and Education Group" (E.C.T.E.G).
In November 2016, unformal group became officially an International Non-Profit Association with founder members from Law Enforcement, Academic world. At creation time, CEPOL, Europol, Eurojust and Interpol are defined as permanent members.
This is formalised by a King of Belgium Royal Decree on 25 December 2016.