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23 February 2023

Celebrating 15 years of collaboration between EJTN and Eurojust: EJTN’s Secretary General meets with Eurojust’s President to discuss present and future cooperation

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On 22 February 2023, EJTN’s Secretary General Ingrid Derveaux met the President of Eurojust, Ladislav Hamran, to discuss the current and future cooperation between the two organisations.

Commenting on the discussions, EJTN’s Secretary General Ingrid Derveaux said: “EJTN and Eurojust have been partners since 2008 when both organisations signed their first Memorandum of Understanding. This meeting coincides with the 15th anniversary of that Memorandum and aims at further strengthening the successful cooperation between EJTN and Eurojust”.

Eurojust President, Ladislav Hamran, said: “Cross-border judicial cooperation and judicial training go hand in glove and lead Eurojust and EJTN to be natural partners. I look forward to much more joint work to come and wish Ingrid Derveaux every success as the EJTN’s new Secretary General.”

Today, EJTN funds three- and four-month training periods to different Eurojust national desks and organises one yearly study visit to Eurojust’s headquarters in the Hague. Eurojust delegates participate as trainers in a large number of EJTN activities, such as seminars on judicial cooperation in criminal matters, cybercrime as well as economic and environmental crimes. The cooperation aims at fostering the skills and knowledge of the European judiciary in the area of cross-border cooperation in criminal matters.

During the same visit, EJTN’s Secretary General also had the opportunity to meet the Head of the Genocide Network, the Secretary General of the European Judicial Network, the Head of the JITs Network Secretariat and EUROPOL representatives to discuss how to increase the effectiveness of ongoing cooperation to the benefit of judges, prosecutors and court staff from across the EU.

Note for editors

The first Memorandum of Understanding between EJTN and Eurojust was signed in February 2008. At that time, French prosecutor Gilles Charbonnier served as EJTN’s Secretary General. The organisations progressively develop a stronger relationship over time, covering areas such as study visits, training on criminal matters and national secondments to Eurojust.

Eurojust is the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation, coordinating investigations of serious cross-border crime in Europe and beyond. As the EU’s hub for judicial cooperation, Eurojust delivers hands-on support to national authorities by promoting the exchange of information, developing prosecutorial strategies, facilitating the use of judicial cooperation tools, and implementing joint actions. Together with the Member States and an extensive network of international partners, Eurojust is making Europe a safer place for all of its citizens.

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