The Future of Europol

The Academy of European Law organizes the Conference ‘Reforming the EU’s Oldest Law Enforcement Institution‘, Trier, 16-17 April 2007 (Event Number 307D28).

Conference Organiser(s): Cornelia Riehle, ERA.

Areas of Law: Police Co-operation. Target audience: Police officers and ministry officials, representatives of Europol’s national units and interested EU institutions, lawyers specialised in criminal law. Languages English, German (simultaneous interpretation). Conference programme (downloadable).

Description: Comprehensive reforms are envisaged for the oldest institution of EU law enforcement cooperation. The seminar will focus on the influence of these reforms on Europol’s cooperation with EU Member States, other EU institutions and Third States. Sketching Europol’s new face in the short and in the long term will be the main aim of the seminar. Europol’s new possibilities after the coming into force of the three Protocols amending the Europol Convention and providing for an extended mandate, the participation in joint investigation teams, an extended information system and the latest development of Europol’s cooperation with third countries and other EU institutions will be examined and the added value of the new Organised Crime Threat Assessment discussed.

In a second step, the seminar will look at future prospects regarding Europol’s development in the long term. Special focus will be given to the adaptation of Europol’s legal basis by means of transforming the Europol Convention into a Council Decision. Finally, a long term vision and mission for Europol will be discussed.

Fee: EUR 600.00. Discounts:

  • - Registrations reaching ERA before 16 March 2007 will be eligible for a 10% discount;
  • - For young lawyers up to 30 years of age 25 % (copy of his or her passport or identity card on registration) for Staff of the federal government or cantons of Switzerland, Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions, Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions, (cf. Terms and Conditions para. 7: click on “Important Legal Notice”, bottom right);
  • - 40 % for Staff of European Union institutions and agencies, Staff of ERA’s patrons (Austria, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany and the German states, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, City of Trier), (cf. Terms and Conditions para. 7: click on “Important Legal Notice”, bottom right);
  • - other Discounts are available for some participants (cf. infra).

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