Training sessions on European Judicial Cooperation in the area of cybercrime

The Romanian Center for European Policies, together with the National Institute for Magistracy in Romania, the National Institute for Justice in Bulgaria and the Center for Criminal Justice and Security Studies organized three sessions of training dedicated to 20 judges and prosecutors from Romania and Bulgaria.

The trainings approached mainly the following themes: presentation of the European institutions handling judicial and police cooperation and assistance, present methods used in cybercrime investigation, cooperation with private partners, presentation of national laws and working procedures. Apart from the technical part, the trainings also included sesions of legal english focused on cybercrime terminology.

These trainings addressed the need of prosecutors and judges to have accurate knowledge of the present methods used in cybercrime investigation, national work procedures but also good practices in bi-lateral cooperation or cooperation with EU institutions. Specialists from Romania’s Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-RO), the Romanian General Police Inspectorate and FBI were among the trainers.

The trainings were organized in the framework of the project  “European Judicial Cooperation in the area of cybercrime”, which aimed at contributing to a further development of an European area of justice based on mutual trust and cooperation, with a view to fostering a common legal and judicial culture in Europe.

Donor: Project funded by the Justice Programme 2014-2020 of the European Union