The mission of the Case Analysis Unit (CA Unit) is to facilitate the judicial cooperation and coordination role of Eurojust by providing operational and case-related analysis, and in doing so enhancing, managing and exchanging strategic knowledge to support Eurojust in its role as a centre of expertise. The CA Unit develops working methodologies for strategic products and monitors the operational work to identify both legal obstacles and solutions to judicial cooperation and in Joint Investigation Teams (JITs).
The CA Unit supports the operational work of the National Desks of Eurojust by inter alia:
- Analysing the operational data of the case and related input in the Case Management System (CMS).
- Supporting coordination meetings.
- Liaising with Europol counterparts to obtain their analysis input and ensure complementarity in work between both agencies. Assisting in the setting up and running of coordination centres for operational cases.
- Facilitating and enhancing the exchange of information with Europol.
- Ensuring compliance with data protection rules and data time limits.
The CA Unit supports the strategic work with the following activities and products, inter alia:
- Support the gathering of information to identify obstacles in the relevant areas of cooperation and coordination based on analysis of its operational cases in this field and the experience from coordination meetings and from JITs.
- Produce reports on priority crime areas.
- Prepare and follow-up the reporting of the EU Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI) meetings.
- Support to the College teams (meetings, follow-up, strategic reports).
- Provide quality strategic reporting, for example the Eurojust Annual Report, the EU Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA) and the EU Terrorism Situation & Trend Report (TE-SAT), as well as enhance the judicial dimension of the EU policy cycle.
- Assist in the evaluation of the system in place for receiving feedback from national authorities on coordination of cases and develop appropriate initiatives and products.
- Pursuant to Article 13a of the Eurojust Decision, the CA Unit gathers feedback on cross-referencing analysis in casework.
The CA Unit supports the efficient functioning of the work of the National Desks, inter alia, by:
- Offering CMS training to standardize procedures for handling casework and data input.
- Assisting in the drafting of guidelines for handling casework.