best practices for EUROpean COORDination on investigative measures and evidence gathering
EUROCOORD main objective is to promote judicial cooperation by developing systematic research and generating specific knowledge and tools addressed to the different stakeholders to contribute to the efficient and coherent application of the Directive 2014/41/EU on the European Investigation Order (EIO) in criminal matters and other relevant regulations.
Concretely, the specific objectives of the project are a) to generate the required knowledge to optimise the implementation of the EIO in criminal matters, specifically,the transmission of evidence and its admissibility; b) to provide relevant stakeholders with the competencies and protocols needed in order to make easier the cooperation and admissibility of evidence across different countries and c) to raise awareness, disseminate the knowledge generated and train professionals with a multiplying potential.
In order to reach the mentioned objective, the activities proposed are: a) desk and qualitative research on the EOI judicial framework; b) development of a Code of Best Practices, c) training courses and seminars addressed to different target
groups and d) launch of the European Observatory on EOI and beyond on criminal matters.
The final beneficiaries will be more than 300 researches in the field of Criminal Law -300 prosecutors and judges, 800 law enforcement officers (100 people directly), 28 EU National Authorities, 400 defence lawyers, more than 30 NGOs (100 people directly) an even 200 accused individuals
The main expected results of the project will be a) Research reports on national and cross-border criminal proceedings; b) Code of Best Practices for the EIO in criminal matters; c) Open debate for assessment and implementation of the EIO and beyond through the European Observatory; d) Syllabus, training resources and training seminars addressed to target groups; f) Websites (4), Communication campaigns (2) -Press releases (4) -Newsletters (2) -Peer-reviewed articles (4) - Conference (1)
european investigation order, criminal matters, evidence gathering, mutual recognition principle