The Austrian Desk is headed by Gerhard Jarosch, who is the National Member for Austria since January 2018.

In 2019, the Austrian Desk was involved in 389 new cases, 29 coordination meetings, 5 coordination centres and 11 joint investigation teams.


National Member

National Member

Gerhard Jarosch
Gerhard Jarosch

Gerhard Jarosch officially took up his duties at Eurojust on 1 January 2018 as the National Member for Austria. From 1999 until 2003, Mr Jarosch was a prosecutor in Eisenstadt, Austria, situated near the EU Schengen border with Hungary. There he dealt with a large variety of criminal cases. He became a prosecutor in Vienna in 2003, specialised in organised crime and terrorism cases and international legal cooperation. In 2008, Mr Jarosch became a senior prosecutor, and in 2009 a deputy chief prosecutor in Vienna. Mr Jarosch is former President of the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP), former President of the Austrian Association of Prosecutors and former President of the Austrian Prosecutors Personnel Representation.

Deputy National Member

Michael Schmid has been working as a prosecutor on general and economic crime cases at the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Vienna since 2011. Since 2014, he has been seconded to the Austrian Desk at Eurojust. Besides his current position as Deputy National Member for Austria, he is acting as the vice-chair of Eurojust’s Counter-Terrorism Team and is a member of the Economic Crime Team. Mr Schmid was in charge of several joint investigation teams dealing with economic crime and cybercrime cases. Apart from his operational work, he has taught as a guest lecturer at several notable universities and in training programmes for practitioners.

Assistant to the National Member

Claudia Schmidhofer is Assistant to the National Member for Austria.

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New cases
2017: 213 (initiating) + 142 (participating)
2018: 234 (initiating) + 177 (participating)
2019: 183 (initiating) + 206 (participating)

Coordination meetings (initiating and/or participating)
2017: 23
2018: 22
2019: 29

Coordination centres (initiating and/or participating)
2017: 1
2018: 5
2019: 5

Joint investigation teams (initiating and/or participating)
2017: 3
2018: 7
2019: 11

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