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The project aimed to address the need for magistrates to have a better understanding of the most effective tools they can use to investigate cybercrime cases, the fastest ways to seek help from the European institutions, and the possibilities and limitations of bilateral cooperation with other states.

The main objective of the project was to increase the level of knowledge among prosecutors and judges about the instruments of judicial cooperation in the area of cybercrime. To this end, a target group of 60 judges and prosecutors from two EU member states – Romania and Bulgaria – have benefited from specialized trainings in this field. The trainings covered both technical and legal cooperation matters.

In order to disseminate the information covered by these courses to a wider group of magistrates in Europe, a guide to judicial cooperation in the field of cybercrime has been developed and published on the intranets of the National Institutes for the Training of Magistrates from the two countries.

The project was implemented in partnership with the Romanian Center for European Policies, the National Institute of Magistracy in Romania and the National Institute of Justice in Bulgaria.

Duration

September 2015 – June 2016

Funding

Project funded by the Justice program 2014-2020 of the European Union