Our Goal

  1. The European project SAT-LAW – Strategic AssessmenT for Law and Police Cooperation, started in 1st August 2018.

The project is led by the Italian Ministry of Justice – Regional Directorate of the Penitentiary Administration of Triveneto, based in Padua, and will be implemented by a partnership of 9 centers of excellence from 8 European countries:

  • European University, Cyprus;
  • Kentro Meleton Asfaleias (KEMEA), Greece;
  • Agenfor International Foundation, Italy;
  • Czech Technical University (C-VUT), Czech Republic;
  • Euro-Arab Foundation (FUNDEA), Spain;
  • University of Granada, Spain;
  • University of Malta, Malta;
  • Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD), Bulgaria;
  • University of Toulouse II (Le Mirail), France.

The purpose of the project is to contribute to the six-monthly report on the application of Directive 2104/41/EU on the European Order of Criminal Investigation, in order to detect the state of harmonization and its interrelation with other judicial instruments in the various European countries.

The expected results are:

  • an increased capacity of national authorities to address issues related to judicial cooperation in criminal matters;
  • to align the EU relevant case-law of the CJEU/ECtHR;
  • prosecutors and judges have further specialised knowledge and experience in respective fields;
  • a closer cooperation between LEAs, Prison Police and Judiciary;
  • an increased awareness of policy makers and technocrats related to judicial cooperation in criminal matters.
The Sat-Law project target groups are the following:
  1. Judges, courts, investigative judges, public prosecutors, and, to a lesser extent, lawyers;
  2. Police forces and LEAs, at central and local level;
  3. Prison Police, prison staff and surveillance judges/courts;
  4. The Civil Society. 

This project is co-funded by the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission, under the Grant Agreement no. 800816.

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