This project is implemented in partnership with the Confederation of European Probation (CEP).

 

The main aim is:

  • General: To improve justice cooperation in criminal matters and to contribute to the effective and coherent application of related European instruments.
  • Specific: To enhance implementation and practical application of European instruments on criminal matters through increasing capacities and mutual trust of justice practitioners. Emphasis on transnational cooperation and the following priorities: mutual recognition of instruments; judicial responses to terrorism, notably on reinforcing the prevention of radicalisation, especially in prisons; issues related to pre-trial detention, in particular raising awareness of case law of the European Court of Human Rights; the functioning of European and other international Treaties/legal instruments on international co-operation in criminal matters.

 

The following results are expected:

  • Reinforced networking, exchanges and mutual trust among EU justice practitioners building-up on the April 2019 DG Justice-Council of Europe High-Level Conference with a focus on European and other international legal instruments, transnational cooperation and conditions of detention.
  • Improved awareness, knowledge and skills of EU criminal justice practitioners (mainly judges, prosecutors, prison and probation staff) on priority criminal matters:
    • reinforcing the prevention of radicalisation, especially in prisons;
    • judicial/justice responses to terrorism;
    • issues related to pre-trial detention. the functioning of European and other international Treaties/legal instruments on International co-operation in criminal matters;
    • raising awareness of case law of the European Court of Human Rights.

 

Target Groups:

  • 120 persons in high-level European Union-Council of Europe conference;
  • 300 justice practitioners (mainly judges, prosecutors, prison & probation staff) from EU member states.

 

Project activities:

  • 1 High level conference in 2020
  • 5 Seminars in 2020-2021
  • 3 Seminars hosted by the Council of Europe HELP Programme:
    • Judicial response to terrorism (with a focus on gathering and use of evidence in counter-terrorism cases);
    • Radicalisation prevention in prison and probation;
    • International cooperation in criminal matters (with a focus on pre-trial detention).
  • 2 Seminars hosted by the CEP.
    • Exit processes and interventions that work;
    • Working with violent extremist offenders in Probation settings.

 

This is a continuation of the European Union-Council of Europe funded project "HELP Radicalisation Prevention".

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