The “Practical Guideline on European Judicial Cooperation in the area of Cybercrime” has been drafted as part of the project with the same name.
The project tackles the issue of European Cooperation on fighting Cybercrime from a judicial perspective, addressing 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. Within the project, judges and prosecutors have benefited from trainings and presentations held by representatives of Europol, Eurojust, C-PROC (Cybercrime Programme Office of the Council of Europe), Romanian Police, Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism in Romania, Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-RO), representatives from the US Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and, as well, representatives from the private sector (Bidefender).

The Guideline gathers essential information and inputs from the training materials, in order to disseminate the information from the trainings to a wider group of magistrates across Europe.

Given the sensitive nature of information, the Guideline is restricted to members of the judiciary in EU Member States.


The project has been supported by the European Commission – Directorate-General Justice through the Justice Programme 2014-2020 of the European Union.

Period of implementation

September 2015 – June 2016


Romanian Center for European Policies

National Magistracy Institute in Romania

National Institute of Justice in Bulgaria