The Consultative Forum provides an platform for the Prosecutors General and Directors of Public Prosecutions of the EU Member States to discuss mutually relevant issues, and share experience and best practice. As well as hosting Consultative Forum meetings, Eurojust provides the Consultative Forum with logistical and financial support.
The idea of establishing a Consultative Forum involving all Member States was first considered in 2007, during a conference organised by Eurojustice. This project was further discussed in September 2008 under the French EU Presidency and in May 2010 under the Spanish EU Presidency, in a meeting organised in Madrid with the support of Eurojust. Following this meeting, a document containing Guidelines for a Future Mandate of the Consultative Forum was prepared. The Consultative Forum was eventually established at a meeting at Eurojust in December 2010 and was convened by the Board of Prosecutors General of Belgium under the Belgian EU Presidency. On this occasion, the Consultative Forum agreed on its mandate.