In the framework of the EU-funded South Programme IV, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) is organising on 8 April 2021 an online round table for judicial professionals and beneficiary bodies from the Southern Mediterranean region. This round table will focus on the lessons learned from the health crisis and the innovative working methods implemented within the judicial bodies of the region.
Two panels will deal with innovative methods and the use of information technologies in the region and in Europe, and then with the consequences of the health crisis on the professionals and users of justice. The conclusions of this round table will be published on the South Programme IV and on the CEPEJ websites.
South Programme IV continues assisting Southern Mediterranean countries in building a common legal space together with the EU, with a focus on reforming Southern Mediterranean countries’ legislation and reinforcing their democratic governance institutions as well as accompanying reform processes. Good governance building, strengthening rule of law and respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights are strong pillars of the South Programme. Additionally, particular attention is given to activities combatting gender-based violence against women and girls.