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Criminal Justice in the Digital Age


Digitalisation rapidly transforms our world and has profound effects on criminal justice in the European Union. On the one hand, it is a catalyst to cross-border crime, such as terrorism and cybercrime, but also offers new opportunities to effectively fight criminal activity. Europe must define and adopt solutions for both judicial and law enforcement authorities to ensure justice can be done and guarantee an effective security chain.

In view of this situation, Eurojust (the European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit), together with the Finnish EU Presidency, the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU and the European Commission, are co-organising an event, Criminal Justice in the Digital Age, free of charge and open to all interested stakeholders and the media. The event will take place on 10 October at the Council premises, Rue de la Loi 175, 1048 Brussels, from 14:00 -17:00.

This event will provide an opportunity to reflect on the need for digitalisation of criminal justice cooperation in Europe and possible available solutions.

The event will be opened by Christine Roger, Director General, General Secretariat of the Council of the EU - Justice and Home Affairs and Aki Hietanen, representative of the  Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, with keynote addresses from Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Roland Genson, Director for Justice, General Secretariat of the Council of the EU - Justice and Home Affairs, and Ladislav Hamran, President of Eurojust.

Prosecutors and investigative judges working on concrete cases will share their views on the opportunities and challenges in using digital tools in cross-border investigations, including examples of cybercrime and anti-mafia investigations. Representatives of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers and Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs will explain the importance of secure and fast information exchange between police and judicial authorities.

The full programme of the event is available here.

Please register here by 4 October

Kindly note that registration is mandatory for all participants and that the event will take place in English. As you will have to go through a security check, please arrive at least 30 minutes before the beginning of the conference. The provision of an ID card (for EU citizens) or passport (for non-EU citizens) and a copy of the confirmation e-mail is mandatory (printed or on your phone/tablet) to access the Council premises.

Please note that travel and accommodation costs cannot be reimbursed.