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Programm: Justice

Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme

The general objective of the Programme shall be to contribute to the further development of a European area of justice based on mutual recognition and mutual trust, in particular by promoting judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters.

Specific objectives:

  • to facilitate and support judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters;
  • to support and promote judicial training, including language training on legal terminology, with a view to fostering a common legal and judicial culture;
  • to facilitate effective access to justice for all, including to promote and support the rights of victims of crime, while respecting the rights of the defence;
  • to support initiatives in the field of drugs policy as regards judicial cooperation and crime prevention aspects closely linked to the general objective of the Programme, in so far as they are not covered by the Internal security fund for financial support for police cooperation, preventing and combating crime, and crisis management or by the Health for Growth Programme;

The specific objectives of the Programme shall be pursued through, in particular:

  • enhancing public awareness and knowledge of Union law and policies;
  • with a view to ensuring efficient judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters, improving knowledge of Union law, including substantive and procedural law, of judicial cooperation instruments and of the relevant case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Union, and of comparative law;
  • supporting the effective, comprehensive and consistent implementation and application of Union instruments in the Member States and the monitoring and evaluation thereof;
  • promoting cross-border cooperation, improving mutual knowledge and understanding of the civil and criminal law and the legal and judicial systems of the Member States and enhancing mutual trust
  • improving knowledge and understanding of potential obstacles to the smooth functioning of a European area of justice;
  • improving the efficiency of judicial systems and their cooperation by means of information and communication technology, including the cross-border interoperability of systems and applications.
Link Link to Programme
Thematic Focus Education, Justice, Capacity Building
Danube Region, Adriatic and Ionian Region, Alpine Region, Baltic Sea Region
Origin of Applicant of programme
Belgium / Belgique-België
Bulgaria / България
Germany / Deutschland
Estonia / Eesti
Finland / Suomi
Greece / Ελλάδα (Ellada)
Ireland / Ireland
Italy / Italia
Croatia / Hrvatska
Latvia / Latvija
Lithuania / Lietuva
Luxembourg / Luxembourg
Netherlands / Nederland
Austria / Österreich
Poland / Polska
Portugal / Portugal
Romania / România
Sweden / Sverige
Slovakia / Slovensko
Slovenia / Slovenija
Spain / España
Czech Republic / Česká Republika
Hungary / Magyarország
Cyprus / Κύπρος
Albania / Shqipëria
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

Profit-companies are only eligible in cooperation with partners that are non-profit oriented or in partnerships with public bodies.

Applicant details

At present, the countries participating in the Programme are all Member States, with the exception of United Kingdom and Denmark. Should third countries conclude an agreement with the Union on their participation in the Programme as of 2015, this will be announced in the relevant call for proposals and/or on the Programme's website.

Profit-companies are only eligible in cooperation with partners that are non-profit oriented or in partnerships with public bodies.


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