Virtual course on judicial cooperation in criminal matters EU

Start Date: Thursday, December 20, 2012
End Date: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Category: EU Criminal Law, Criminal Law Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters
Venue: Spain, Madrid
Country: Spain
Leading organisation: Escuela Judicial, Consejo General del Poder Judicial
Cooperative Partner:
Language(s): English, French, Spanish
Training level:
Target audience:
Participants(EJTN): 40
Contact: Antonio Marchal
Contact e-mail:
Contact phone: + 34 93 406 73 79

Course Description

Despite the fact that this is the fifth edition of this virtual course it continues to be an innovation in the European training scene, not just on account of its content (of unquestionable importance in enhanced cooperation projects in European integration), but also because of its European scope and the methodology it will use, which highlights its theoretical-practical aspects.

The course will be run by prominent lawyers and given by distinguished experts in the field, hailing from a variety of European countries, drawn not just from the ranks of judges but from the academic world too, in addition to the chief European institutions entrusted with judicial cooperation in criminal matters (EUROJUST and the European Judicial Network).

Among the teaching staff, it is the tutors who, alongside the creators of the course's subjects, stand out, as the cornerstone of the course’s methodology and those who will provide participants with personalised attention. Tutors will organise practical cases together with points of discussion in each of the main areas making up the course.

The course uses a mixed structure that combines an initial

e-learning phase (December 2012-June 2013) with a personally-attended closing session which will be given in October 2013 in Madrid or Barcelona for those students who have achieved all their academic aims.

Its content, along with its audio-visual presentations, will focus on the instruments of judicial cooperation in criminal matters within the framework of the Council of Europe and European Union; the principle of mutual recognition and its development; the bilateral and multilateral instruments of judicial cooperation in criminal matters; and studying cooperation support institutions and training in using technical tools (Atlas, Prontuario, Compendium and Fiches Belges).

It is hoped this course will enhance the mutual confidence of European judges within the Common Space on Freedom, Security and Justice, and familiarise them with the legal instruments for cooperation in criminal matters and the legal systems of other EU Member States. The ultimate aim is to promote both the mutual recognition of court judgments given in other countries and the use of multilateral instruments for cooperation in judicial cooperation in criminal matters.

As a final product, participants will be given both a hard-copy and a CD Rom-version of a manual containing the course’s entire subject matter.

A fundamental characteristic of the course is that it will be simultaneously given in French, English and Spanish, so that all participants may have the course material in the three languages and a translation system will be in place so that all communications of the virtual community may be performed in these three languages.

Please find here:

Information letter

01 Information letter CV Criminal Matters 2012-2013 ENG.pdf

01 Carta de difusión CV Penal 2012-2013ESP.pdf


02 Description and programme VC Criminal Matters 2012-2013 ENG.pdf

02 Descripción y Programa CV Penal 2012-2013 ESP.pdf

Registration form

03 Registration Form 2012-2013 ENG.pdf

03 Formulario de inscripción 2012-2013 ESP.pdf