Action grants to support transnational projects to promote judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters

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The main objective is to contribute to the effective and coherent application of the acquis relating to judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters.

The priorities for 2017 are

Priority 1: Judicial cooperation in civil matters

  1. a) to contribute to the correct implementation of, in particular, the following instruments:
  • the recast of the Brussels I Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012
  • the Insolvency Regulation for its impact on economic recovery (Regulation (EU) No 2015/848 on insolvency proceedings (recast), applicable from June 2017)
  • the European Account Preservation Order (Regulation (EU) No 655/2014 establishing a European Account Preservation Order procedure to facilitate cross-border debt recovery in civil and commercial matters, applicable from January 2017)
  • the revised Small Claims Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure, applicable from June 2017)
  • the applicable law instruments Rome I and Rome II Regulations, because of the need for monitoring of their implementation
  • family law instruments, because of the importance of the subjects dealt with for the daily life of EU citizens, notably:
    • Regulation (EU) No 650/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and acceptance and enforcement of authentic instruments in matters of succession and on the creation of a European Certificate of Succession;
    • Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, repealing Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000
    • Council Regulation (EU) No 1259/2010 of 20 December 2010 implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the law applicable to divorce and legal separation
    • Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009 of 18 December 2008 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and cooperation in matters relating to maintenance obligations
    • Council Regulation (EU) 2016/1103 of 24 June 2016 implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matters of matrimonial property regimes
    • Council Regulation (EU) 2016/1104 of 24 June 2016 implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matters of the property consequences of registered partnerships
  1. b) raising awareness on the European Account Preservation Order Regulation, the revised Small Claims Regulation and the revised Insolvency Regulation as well as on the Union family law instruments, as they directly affect the daily lives of citizens.
  2. c) raising awareness on Regulation (EU) No 606/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters, while taking into account Directive 2011/99/EU regarding protection orders in criminal matters, and the wider context of functioning of Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime.

Priority 2: Judicial cooperation in criminal matters

The aim is to promote judicial cooperation in criminal matters and to contribute to the effective and coherent application of EU mutual recognition instruments in criminal matters.

  1. a) Priority shall be given to the implementation and practical application of the following mutual recognition instruments:
  • Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA on the European arrest warrant
  • Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA on transfer of prisoners
  • Framework Decision 2008/947/JHA on probation and alternative sanctions
  • Framework Decision 2009/829/JHA on the European Supervision Order
  • Framework Decision 2005/214/JHA on financial penalties
  • Directive 2011/99 on the European Protection Order
  • Directive 2014/41/EU on the European Investigation Order in criminal matters.

A specific priority regarding any particular instrument(s) listed above may be given in the call for proposals.

  1. b) Priority shall also be given to:
  • The efficient contribution to the European Agenda on Security as regards the judicial responses to terrorism, notably on countering terrorist financing and on reinforcing the prevention of radicalisation, especially in prisons;
  • Issues related to pre-trial detention, in particular raising awareness of case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in this field;
  • Work to improve cross-border access to electronic evidence (with the exception of e-Justice projects), in line with/complementing the ongoing work of the Commission on this topic;
  • The functioning of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties or other Treaties containing provisions on Mutual Legal Assistance with third States (e.g. EU-US MLA Agreement, Budapest Cybercrime Convention), in particular with respect to the exchange of electronic data and financial information
  • Preparatory work on the operational set-up of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO).

Regarding proposals not in line with these priorities, they may still be awarded funding if applicants can justify this by the necessity to improve the implementation and application of the civil or criminal justice acquis on the basis of an evidence-based needs assessment, showing that more activities are required for the proper application of EU law in the field to be covered.

Termin nadsyłania zgłoszeń

19 wrzesień 2017

Adres strony internetowej

https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/just/topics/just-jcoo-ag-2017.html