07 to 08 February 2022 Thessaloniki, Greece

Obtaining e-Evidence when Investigating and Prosecuting Crimes - Thessaloniki Special Investigation Techniques for Mobile Phones

Published 9 months ago


Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets contain personal information including call history, text messages, e-mails, digital photographs, videos, calendar items, address books, passwords and credit card numbers. They can be useful as sources of digital evidence to be examined when criminal activities occur.

This seminar aims to share advanced knowledge and to exchange experience and best practice between judges, prosecutors and lawyers in private practice who deal with criminal proceedings involving e-evidence on mobile devices.

Key topics

  • Technical issues (internet caches, proxy servers, encryption, deep/dark web, etc.)
  • Legal implications of e-evidence (collection, evaluation and admissibility)
  • The rise of evidence on mobile devices
  • Insights into different national criminal justice systems

About the Project

This seminar is part of a large-scale project sponsored by the European Commission entitled “Obtaining e-evidence when investigating and prosecuting crimes”. It consists of six seminars to take place in Dublin, Thessaloniki, Prague, Trier, Cracow and Vilnius.


Participation is only open to judges, prosecutors and lawyers in private practice from eligible EU Member States.

  • Registration Fee
    €225 including documentation, lunches and dinner.
  • Travel expenses
    Travel costs up to €300 can be reimbursed by ERA upon receipt of the original receipts, tickets, boarding passes, invoices after the seminar. Participants are asked to book their own travel and accommodation. These rules do not apply to representatives of EU Institutions and Agencies who are supposed to cover their own travel and accommodation. Participants are advised of the obligation to use the most cost-efficient mode of transport available.
  • Accommodation
    Maximum 2 hotel nights can be reimbursed by ERA, only upon receipt of the original hotel invoice.
  • Other services
    Two lunches, beverages consumed during the event and the seminar documents are offered by ERA. One joint conference dinner is also included.