Collecting of Evidence

13/06/2019 - 14/06/2019
Location: Luxembourg (LU)
Project number: 1952101

Collecting of Evidence

From:  810,00

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Understanding the European Investigation Order is now a must for all criminal law practitioners. The new instrument entered into force in 2017 and brought a dramatic change to how evidence is obtained from another EU Member State for the purposes of a criminal proceeding. Following our seminar, you will not only appreciate the novelties brought by the European Investigation Order but have the opportunity to discuss practical issues related to gathering evidence in cross-border cases.

In the seminar, you will receive answers to questions such as: From whom and how can evidence be obtained in cross-border criminal procedures? How can electronic evidence be secured? How can Eurojust help? Who covers the expense of the investigative measures undertaken in another EU Member State?

What you will learn in this course:

The objective of this seminar is to improve practitioners’ understanding of how the mutual recognition principle animating the European Investigation Order makes the process of obtaining foreign evidence quicker and more efficient. Particular attention will be devoted to how to formulate the request, the key points that the executing authorities of the other EU Member State carrying out the investigative measure need to be aware of and, finally, how to ensure that the obtained evidence will be admissible before the competent court hearing the case.

A presentation and discussion format will ensure that the participants in the training course on the European Investigation Order fully understand the concept of the order.  Based on this knowledge, as well as through case studies and group work, we will seek to provide a practical insight into the instrument.

By the end of the course, you will:
  • understand how the mutual recognition principle gives a new dynamic to cross-border evidence gathering and how this has led to evidence from another EU Member State being obtained in a much more intensified manner.
  • leave with an understanding of the various available legislative instruments which enable national authorities to request authorities in another EU Member State to take investigative measures, the results of which can be used as evidence in a criminal procedure
  • The trainers will assure that there is sufficient time to exchange experiences and information.
Who is this course for

Professionals working in the criminal justice system and law enforcement sector, defence lawyers and civil servants from national administrations will benefit the most from the training course. A basic level of criminal law knowledge is required to genuinely benefit from the training course. No prior preparation is needed to attend the training course, although if you have the time to read the European Investigation Order beforehand you will be able to participate more actively.

Course methodology/highlights:

The seminar is specifically aimed at criminal law practitioners, as it provides an in-depth exploration of the application of a specific EU criminal law instrument. Working in small groups and benefiting from an interactive learning method, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding of obtaining cross-border evidence.




Registration of participants




Welcome of participants and opening of the conference
Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers




Overview of the EU Criminal Justice area, pre-trial measures and collecting evidence – 2000 EU Convention on Mutual Assistance in criminal matters between EU Member states
Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers




Coffee break




The European Investigation Order: Main ideas of the directive
Legal advisor, Federal Public Service Justice, General Directorate for Legislation, Fundamental Rights and Freedoms EU Criminal Law Unit








Practical implications of the European Investigation Order
Legal advisor, Federal Public Service Justice, General Directorate for Legislation, Fundamental Rights and Freedoms EU Criminal Law Unit




Coffee break




Workshop on evidence gathering
Petra Jeney, Senior Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers




Future perspectives in evidence gathering – discussion with the participants
Petra Jeney




End of first day and reception











Eurojust and its role in facilitating the collecting of evidence in cross-border criminal case




Coffee break




Setting up a Joint Investigation Team – model agreement, organisation and funding, participation and support of Europol and Eurojust





Course venue
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers – EIPA Luxembourg
Chambre des Métiers Building
Circuit de la Foire Internationale, 2
1347 Luxembourg

Programme Organiser
Ms Christiane Lamesch
Tel: +352 426 230 302

The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

EIPA offers a 10% discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Early bird discount
For this course EIPA offers an early bird discount of 50 euro. The early bird deadline is 2 May 2019.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations
EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All rates are including breakfast and tourist tax. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the reservation code: EIPA, unless indicated otherwise.


City Centre

Railway Station Area

  • Hotel City****, at the rate of €189 (Monday to Thursday) and €150 (Friday to Sunday), tel.: +352 29 11 22; e-mail:; (Reservation code: EIPA)


Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.). 


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