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Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters in the European Union, Institutional Processes and Topical Areas, Luxemburg

Luxemburg stad
© Liesbeth Weijs
datum 15 april 2013 - 16 april 2013
plaats Luxemburg, Luxemburg
organisatie European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

Target group

This interactive seminar is specially designed for national judges, prosecutors, investigators, legal advisors from national central authorities, and is also useful for lawyers representing defendants in criminal cases.


This seminar provides an overview on the current state of judicial cooperation in criminal matters in the European Union. It will focus on the process of gradual transition from the classical mutual legal assistance regime (MLA) towards the mutual recognition instruments (MR) and the recent developments in the legislation and judicial practice, regarding cross-border gathering, transmission and admissibility of evidence. Specific sessions will be dedicated to the European Arrest Warrant, European Evidence Warrant, Assets recovery, and ECRIS. The role of the Court of Justice of the European Union as well as the role of the EU judicial bodies, agencies and networks (EUROPOL, EUROJUST, EJN, OLAF, FRONTEX, SIRENE, ARO) in supporting cooperation in criminal matters and how they interact with other regional and national judicial structures are also presented and discussed. The seminar aims at a comparative approach to the jurisdictional system that both the EU and EU Member States have put in place for the judicial enforcement of EU criminal law. Participants will be shown that this enforcement corresponds to two complementary systems:

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    the European Courts, EU judicial agencies, EU minimum procedural standards; and
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    the national Courts, prosecution, legislation regulating judicial cooperation.

Additionally, the seminar will provide participants with information on the latest EU policy developments in this area.

Learning methodology

The methodology will consist of a combination of presentations, discussions, practical examples and case studies, so that participants can derive as much as possible from the complementary practical experience of the facilitators. Some session(s) will include completing formulas online.

Participants will have the opportunity to follow the entire two-day seminar or to follow only one day.


The overall objective of this workshop is to enhance the national judicial capacity through the understanding and use of the legal principles, diverse instruments, enforcement procedures and various substantive areas, which are part of the EU legal system, and to encourage cooperation with judicial authorities from different Member States of the European Union, as well as from candidates and potential candidates countries.

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European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

Het Europees instituut voor bestuurskunde (beter bekend als The European Institute of Public Administration - ofwel EIPA) streeft ernaar om de kennis van ambtenaren die zich met de EU bezighouden te vergroten door het ontwikkelen en organiseren van trainingen. Het instituut wil wetenschappelijke kennis en praktische 'know–how' met elkaar verbinden. EIPA bestaat al meer dan 35 jaar.

Het hoofdkantoor van EIPA is gevestigd in Maastricht en heeft dependances in Luxemburg en Barcelona. Gemiddeld nemen 14.000 nationale en Europese ambtenaren per jaar deel aan de trainingen. Daarnaast biedt EIPA ook consultancy, onderzoek en op maat gemaakte programma’s/trainingen aan. Bij EIPA werken circa 120 hoogopgeleide medewerkers.


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