High-level academic experts and criminal justice professionals from EU Member States and South Partner Countries (SPCs) are joining the CrimEx group of the EuroMed Justice (EMJ) Programme to update and develop new tools for judicial cooperation.
These short-term experts (STEs) have taken up duties last week during the 11th conference of the CrimEx expert group in criminal matters. During this conference, the STEs outlined the main developments in their respective fields to representatives of justice ministries, prosecutor’s offices, High Courts and central authorities.
CrimEx plays a key role in EMJ, as it groups all the experts in charge of revising and updating the documents that were developed during the previous phase of the programme. Furthermore, it has the important task of devising new cooperation tools in already identified main thematic areas, for instance concerning the transfer of electronic evidence in criminal matters across the Mediterranean. In view of this, the STEs will work on a legal analysis, identifying existing gaps.
The EuroMed Justice programme further develops the concept of a sustainable cooperation mechanism for cross-border judicial cooperation in criminal matters between EU Member States (EU MSs) and the South Partner Countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia).
The €5 million-EMJ programme is funded by the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) and implemented by Eurojust throughout a dedicated programme management team in close cooperation with the Commission's Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers (DG JUST).