17 to 18 October 2019 Trier, Germany

Investigating and Prosecuting Offences in Cooperation with the EPPO Procedural Rights and Free Movement of Evidence

Published 6 months, 3 weeks ago


This seminar will make legal practitioners familiar with the forthcoming European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), which should become fully operational by the end of 2020. Cooperation with the EPPO will become part of the practice of prosecutors, law enforcement and customs officials, judges as well as defence lawyers from all over the EU. This seminar, which will offer a timely introduction to their forthcoming cooperation with the EPPO, will focus on procedural rights and free movement of evidence within a case concerning the EPPO.

The seminar is part of a larger project entitled "Investigating and prosecuting PIF offences in cooperation with the EPPO", co-financed by the EU Justice Programme 2014-2020.

Key topics

  • Termination of investigations and prosecution before national courts; admissibility of evidence, rules on dismissal and transfer of proceedings. Special focus will be given to the admissibility of evidence
  • Procedural safeguards in the EU and under the EPPO Regulation
  • Judicial review by national courts and the CJEU
  • Structure, status and material, territorial, and personal competences of the EPPO
  • Introduction to the PIF Directive and particularities regarding its implementation in Member States
  • Cooperation with the EPPO in investigating PIF offences, terms and conditions with regard to reporting an investigation, exercise of the competence of the EPPO, conducting an investigation, investigation measures under the EPPO Regulation, including conditions under Member States’ national law
  • Procedure of assigning cross-border investigative measures within the EPPO
  • Cooperation with non-participating Member States, third states, OLAF and Eurojust

Participation conditions

The number of places available for participants is limited and subject to an application procedure.
Spanish applicants who work for the prosecution service must apply for this event through CEJ.
Seminar participation fee: €200 including documentation, lunches and dinner.
For further organisational information, see the event website.

Who should attend?

This seminar is especially targeted at defence lawyers but also open to prosecutors and judges from all EU Member States.