EU and South Partner Countries discuss the curricula on cross-Mediterranean judicial cooperation

19 September 2022|NEWS

EuroMed Justice, the Belgian Judicial Training Institute and the Romanian National Institute of Magistracy have co-hosted a round table on the development of the curricula on international judicial cooperation in criminal matters in South Partner Countries (SPC) and European Union Member States.

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The event, organised under the EuroMed Justice Programme Technical Assistance Facility, took place in Brussels, Belgium, between 13 and 15 September.

The round table was the second part of a two-fold workshop. This meeting addressed the status of the development and implementation of curricula on cross-Mediterranean judicial cooperation in criminal matters. The first session, held in March 2022 in Bucharest, Romania, focused on the exchange of experience in judicial training.

Representatives from judicial schools, judicial councils, ministries of justice and prosecution offices from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine[1], Tunisia, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain attended the event.

The European Commission, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN), the Euro-Arab Judicial Training Network (EAJTN), the Academy of European Law (ERA), the Council of Europe, the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), the Fondazione SAFE (Security and Freedom for Europe), the European Public Law Organisation (EPLO) and the Community Interest Company Sustainable Criminal Justice Solutions were also present. 

The participants emphasised the importance of synchronising the curricula on judicial and law enforcement international cooperation and making use of the practical tools developed by relevant international organisations, such as the Council of Europe, UNODC, EuroMed Justice, Eurojust and Europol.

EuroMed Justice supports judicial training institutes in SPCs to advance the development of initial and continuous training sessions for magistrates. During the round table, participants explored the possibility of increasing synergies, coordination and exchanges between the EAJTN and the EJTN.


[1] This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.