The ‘Digital Cross-Border Cooperation in Criminal Justice’ Conference, which was held in Brussels on the 21-22 of January 2020, brought together 118 professionals from 68 different organizations from EU and beyond. 24 Member States, the Council of the European Union, INTERPOL, EUROPOL, EUROJUST, EJN, EJTN, EDPS, and other EU bodies, alongside civil society, academia, training and professional organizations, etc. were represented in the conference meeting room. The Conference was organized within the joint framework of EVIDENCE2e-CODEX, EXEC, and e-Evidence Projects.
The first day provided for expert presentations and discussions on the up-to-date legal and policy issues in the field of digital cross-border cooperation, the most recent IT and infrastructure developments facilitating the legal instruments, the involvement of law enforcement agencies in the judicial cooperation chain, the role of the private sector in the judicial cooperation data flow, as well as for detailed presentations of the three projects.
The second day continued the discussions in the field of digital cross-border judicial cooperation in criminal matters with the following sessions: evidence exchange and standards facilitating the cross-border investigations; the changes in the legal professions to reflect on the pressing legal and technology needs; EU best practices and lessons learnt on the adoption of the cross-border cooperation tools.
The event closed with a series of short presentations on the action plans and steps forward undertaken by the project partners to rollout and continue their efforts in the field. TREIO Project was presented as one of the concrete actions already in motion to secure the sustainability of the results of EVIDENCE2e-CODEX, EXEC, and e-Evidence Projects.