FACILEX Transnational training – EU Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters and EU mutual recognition instruments
Jul 1 @ 2:30 am – Jul 2 @ 1:00 am

organised by Centre for Judicial Cooperation



1-2 July 2024


30 April 2024



The ‘Transnational Training Workshop’, involving legal practitioners from EU Member States, will take place in the framework of the Facilex Project (Facilitating Mutual Recognition: Analytics and Capacity Building Information Legal Explainable Tool to Strengthen Cooperation in the Criminal Matter). For more details about the project, please visit the webpage:
This workshop aims to improve knowledge on horizontal harmonization relating to three EU mutual recognition instruments: European Arrest Warrant, European Investigation Order, Reg. 1805/2018 on the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders.
To achieve these objectives, a selection of the most relevant issues revolving around the lack of judicial harmonization will be analyzed during the Transnational Training Workshop. It will be devoted to the analysis of the most relevant-case law surrounding the three EU mutual recognition systems with special focus on effective judicial protection, procedural rights, and fundamental rights protection.
Each day will be split in two parts: in the first part, 3 renowned practitioners and lecturers will deliver distinguished lectures; in the second part, practical sessions involving case analysis and discussion on hypothetical will be facilitated by working groups activities.
In particular, legal analysis of case studies will be conveyed through the explanatory use of Facilex Platform (available from Spring 2024) that provides a database of EU and national legislation and case-law as well as an automated legal advice tool aimed at customizing legal assessment on available legal remedies. The platform will build upon an already existing advisory tool, focused on the procedural rights of defendants, which can be already freely accessed here.
Useful materials for the Working Groups’ activities included in a User Manual will be shared in advance with selected participants.

Target group

The event is particularly aimed at:

  • Lawyers/ representatives of bar associations
  • Judicial/prosecuting authorities
  • Legal Officers
  • NGO Operators
  • Researchers/academics in the field of Criminal Justice and Fundamental Rights

The first 15 applicants will be selected by EUI-Centre for Judicial Cooperation for participation on premise. The non-shortlisted participants can attend the Facilex Transnational Workshop remotely on zoom upon registration to the event.



The deadline for the submission of applications is 30th April 2024.

Submit your application, including the documents mentioned below, to You should mention in the title of your email the title of the workshop.

The following documents shall be attached to the application:

  1. CV in English (including a section on proof of knowledge of English)
  2. A brief motivation letter in English explaining the candidate’s reasons of applying, how he or she would benefit from and contribute to the project. This letter should not merely restate the candidate’s CV.

Applicants will be notified about the result of the selection process by 15th of MAY 2024.

Selection Procedure

The selection process aims to identify participants who will effectively and substantially contribute to dissemination of project results.

Thus, candidates are expected to have:

  1. An excellent knowledge of English language.
  2. A general knowledge of and experience in the topic of the workshop.

The selection will ensure the following criteria:

  1. Inter-disciplinary representativity: the selection will ensure, as much as possible, equal representation of legal practitioners working on civil, criminal and administrative cases. The mix of those three categories shall depend on the topic of a particular workshop.
  2. Gender balance.
  3. Age balance.
  4. Geographical representation: Geographical distribution shall be taken into account, with the aim of selecting participants who work in different areas and regions within the participating countries.




Participants are expected to commit to all sessions of the workshop and actively participate in the working groups. They are also asked to prepare for the workshop by reading relevant materials provided by the organizers in advance.

Applicants are not required to have participated in similar training programmes before, nor will recent participation in similar training programmes necessarily prevent them from being accepted.

The selected candidates are expected to acquire awareness from the distributed materials, as well as to be ready to commit to the active participation in the workshop and its follow-up activities.