The JITs Network and its Secretariat have developed a number of tools with support from Eurojust and Europol to help encourage the use of JITs, facilitate their setting up, and contribute to the sharing of experience and best practice, including:
- JIT model agreement, developed to facilitate the setting up of JITs. Appendix I to the model agreement was revised in 2022. The consolidated document is available in all official EU languages and can be downloaded in editable Word and PDF formats;
- revised version of the JITs Practical Guide (December 2021) – English;
- previous version of the JITs Practical Guide (March 2017) - all official EU languages;
- JITs Restricted Area: a centre of knowledge, providing useful practical and legal information, as well as data and documents on the setting up and running of JITs. The JITs Restricted Area also offers access to the list of contact details of JIT National Experts and Contact Points, and to the Fiches Espagnoles (national legislation on JITs). The JITs Restricted Area is the main point of reference for JIT practitioners in the EU Member States and beyond. Access to this website is restricted. Please submit a request for access via this page.
- a JIT evaluation form (available here) to facilitate the gathering and sharing of information on JITs operations. The form is one of the deliverables of the JIT Evaluation Project.
The objectives of the JIT Evaluation Project are:
- to enhance and improve the use and functioning of JITs in the Member States;
- to create a ‘bank of knowledge’ on JITs through the systematic and centralised collection of evaluation data; and
- to provide feedback on JITs to relevant actors and stakeholders.
Four JITs evaluation reports have been issued so far, with the fourth issue focusing on multilateral JITs in terms of lessons learned and best practices identified as provided through feedback obtained from JIT practitioners active in this field; alongside Eurojust’ s experiences with multilateral JITs, recent development in JITs, and JITs-related case law. In addition, a dedicated checklist has been created which provides an overview of the aspects to be taken into account in the setting-up and operational phases of a multilateral JIT. The checklist is available in all official EU languages
The Secretariat makes a significant contribution to promoting JITs between practitioners by continuously sharing knowledge (for example during coordination meetings and seminars) and providing training activities to judiciary and law enforcement authorities within and outside the European Union, including in partnership with the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) and the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN).