On 27 and 28 February 2023, EJTN’s Criminal Law Sub-Working Group met in Madrid to discuss the implementation of EJTN training activities in criminal law for European judges, prosecutors and court staff. The Sub-Working Group members shared the lessons learned from the training implemented in 2022 and discussed the state of play of the 2023 activities.
Participants also exchanged views on the ongoing cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), the European Judicial Network (EJN), the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust), the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
The two working days culminated with an analysis of the conclusions of the Training Needs Assessment organised in Brussels last month and the planning of training activities in criminal law for 2024.
The meeting was kindly hosted by the Spanish Centre for Legal Studies (CEJ) and chaired by Spanish public prosecutor Pedro Pérez Enciso.
The next meeting of EJTN’s Criminal Law Sub-Working will take place on 9 and 10 October 2023 in Brussels, Belgium.
Representatives from the following organisations participated in the meeting, either in-person or online:
• Austria – Ministry of Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice
• Belgium – Judicial Training Institute
• Bulgaria – National Institute of Justice
• Croatia – Judicial Academy
• Czech Republic – Judicial Academy
• Finland – National Courts Administration
• France – French National School of Court Clerks
• France – National School for the Judiciary
• Germany – Academy of European Law
• Germany – Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection
• Greece – National School for the Judiciary
• Hungary – Office of the Prosecutor General
• Italy – School for the Judiciary
• Poland – National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution
• Portugal – The Directorate-General of Justice Administration
• Portugal – Centre for Judicial Studies
• Romania – National Institute of Magistracy
• Romania – National School of Clerks
• Spain – Centre for Legal Studies
• Spain – Judicial School
• Spain – Office of the Spanish Prosecutor General
The EJTN Secretariat was represented by Ingrid Derveaux (Secretary General), Mónica Martí García (Senior Project Manager), Alina Secrieru (Senior Project Manager) and Amaryllis Perotti (Executive Assistant).
Note for editors
EJTN’s Criminal Law Sub-Working Group organises a wide range of training activities for European judges, prosecutors and court staff to help them better understand the EU’s criminal law framework and to promote mutual trust and cooperation between members of the judiciary.
EJTN training activities cover key areas in European criminal law, such as joint investigative teams (JITs), financial investigation, cybercrime, fight against corruption and assets recovery, counter-terrorism operations, protection of victims’ rights and fight against illegal immigration.
EJTN seminars and webinars on criminal law are organised in close cooperation with the following key partner organisations:
• European Judicial Cybercrime Network (EJCN)
• Genocide Network Secretariat (GNS)
• European Judicial Network (EJN)
• European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO)
• European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust)
• European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol)
• European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL)
• Joint Investigative Teams (JITs) Network
In 2022, EJTN’s Criminal Law Sub-Working Group organised 38 training activities attended by 1156 practitioners from the EU and the Western Balkans.
For more information about the forthcoming activities of EJTN’s Criminal Law Sub-Working Group, please visit: https://ejtn.eu/activity/criminal-law