Harmonising the way the European Arrest Warrant is implemented across the different European member States and promoting cross-border judicial cooperation.
The kick-off meeting of the AWARE EAW – European Arrest Warrant project took place in Bremen, Germany, on the 9th and 10th of April, 2019.
The project aims to increase cross-border cooperation between the European Union member States, using two Framework Decisions, namely 2002/584/JHA on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between the Member States, and 2008/909/JHA on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to judgments in criminal matters imposing custodial sentences or measures involving deprivation of liberty for the purpose of their enforcement in the European Union.
In particular, a total of three transnational seminars will take place (Bremen, Oct ’19 | Bucharest, Mar ’20 | Lisbon, Oct ’20), allowing not only to transfer knowledge between European Union member States’ legal practitioners responsible for extradition, but also to jointly explore best practices and the sustainable development of cross-border cooperation in the application of the European Arrest Warrant, whilst respecting the protection of fundamental rights.
The project consortium is composed of partners from Portugal (IPS_Innovative Prison Systems), Germany (Bremen Senate of Justice and Constitution), Romania (Superior Council of Magistracy), and Italy (Antigone Onlus Association).
In addition to the project’s formal partners, the kick-off meeting also gathered representatives from the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court in Bremen (Germany) and the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution (Poland), which, together with the Loyola University Andalusia (Spain), constitute AWARE EAW’s Advisory Council.