The 9th CrimEx session held in Bucharest last April was the last session organised under the current phase of the EuroMed Justice IV project. It therefore constituted an opportunity to take stock of the work accomplished within this timeframe and to reflect on the future of the CrimEx.
The participants validated all the previous activities and results derived from them, especially the so-called ‘EuroMed Justice Tools’, namely the CrimEx documents, the EuroMed Manual on Digital Evidence and the Training of trainers’ materials on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters. Some updates should be made.
Then the participants discussed recommendations and proposals regarding the continuation in the future of the EuroMed Justice process at national, regional and cross-regional levels; the update and upgrade of the CrimEx Docs and Digital Evidence Manual with the most recent legislative modifications adopted at national level; and, the improvement and assessment of the CrimEx activity.
Finally, the participants discussed modernisation of the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime and the extension of its scope at international level, with the support of the CyberSouth-Council of Europe representative.
EuroMed Justice (2016-2018) is an EU-funded project which aims to contribute to the development of a Euro-Mediterranean area of cooperation in the field of justice and to the development of effective, efficient and democratic justice systems which protect and promote human rights.