Austria

Austria

The Austrian Desk is headed by Michael Schmid, who is the National Member for Austria since April 2022.

In 2021, the Austrian Desk was involved in 355 new cases, 17 coordination meetings, 2 coordination centres, and 10 joint investigation teams.

National Member

National Member

Michael Schmid
Michael Schmid

Michael Schmid took up his duties at Eurojust as the National Member for Austria on 1 April 2022. He has been working as a prosecutor on general and economic crime cases at the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Vienna since 2011. In 2014, Mr Schmid came to Eurojust as a trainee via the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) and later worked at the Agency as a Seconded National Expert and Assistant to the National Member. In 2017, he became the Deputy National Member, in which capacity he held the role of Vice-Chair of the Counter-Terrorism Team. Between 2017 and 2021, he undertook a Master’s programme in criminal justice at Leiden University in the Netherlands, graduating cum laude.

In April last year, Mr Schmid took up the role of Justice Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU in Brussels. In this capacity, he participated in numerous Council negotiations on criminal and procedural law, as well as the Digital Services Act. Furthermore, he has been a guest lecturer at various universities in Austria and internationally, and a teacher for practitioners at for instance the Austrian Ministry of Justice, the EJTN, the European Legal Academy (ERA) and the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL).

Assistant to the National Member

Claudia Schmidhofer is Assistant to the National Member for Austria.

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Casework

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
New cases (total)
- of which initiating
- of which participating
295
213
142
411
234
177
389
183
206
317
139
178
355
157
198
Coordination meetings (initiating and/or participating) 23 22 29 16 17
Coordination centres (organising and/or participating) 1 5 5 2 2
Joint investigation teams (newly signed and/or ongoing) 3 7 11 12 10

Case examples

Case example

Case example

Documents

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