EU Area of Security: Building Internal Security in a Global Context

Project number: 1951301

European Centre for Judges and Lawyers (ECJL), Luxembourg (LU)

Date & pricing

01/10/2019 - 02/10/2019
Register before: 10/09/2019

€ 1.000,00 per attendee

€ 900,00 for EIPA members*

EU Area of Security: Building Internal Security in a Global Context

From:  900,00

This seminar will focus on the external-internal security nexus and the increasing involvement of the European Commission and relevant EU agencies in the Area of Justice and Home Affairs in security matters.

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About this course

The EU’s role as a security provider and the relationship between external and internal security were reaffirmed by the European Council in December 2013. The European Agenda on Security published in April 2015 stated that EU internal security and global security are mutually dependent and interlinked. The EU’s response to today’s security concerns must therefore be comprehensive and based on a coherent set of actions combining the internal and external dimensions, to further reinforce the links between Justice and Home Affairs and Common Security and Defence Policy. On 27 March 2017, the Council decided to continue the EU Policy Cycle for organised and serious international crime for the period 2018-2021 which aims to tackle the most important threats posed by organised and serious international crime in a coherent and methodological manner through improving and strengthening cooperation between the relevant services of the Member States, EU institutions and EU agencies as well as third countries and organisations, including the private sector where relevant. This multidisciplinary aspect involves cooperation between different actors at national, EU and international level and the integration and alignment of the wide range of activities developed to address the EU’s priorities relating to crime, including administrative approaches, prevention campaigns and strategic and operational activities.

This seminar will therefore focus on the external-internal security nexus and the increasing involvement of the European Commission and relevant EU agencies in the Area of Justice and Home Affairs in security matters; special attention will be devoted to the relationship between the communitarian EU institutions, the CSDP actors (the European External Action Service and the European Defence Agency), Member States, enlargement and the European Neighbourhood countries, key strategic partners, and relevant international and regional organisations. Closer cooperation and coordination in this environment are much needed, but is seriously hampered by political, juridical, and financial issues at EU level as well as by separate structures in the Member States.

The seminar comprises two modules.
The first one will address the interlinked and mutually dependent internal and external dimensions of the EU Area of Security. It deals with the question of developing further specific actions in a wide range of EU policies contributing to security objectives including cybersecurity, in response to the external-internal security nexus. What consequences would there be for the actors involved, for cooperation between EU institutions and, last but not least, for the interaction with Member States, enlargement and European Neighbourhood countries, key strategic partners, and relevant international and regional organisations.

The second module will address the policies, legal and institutional framework, key instruments and practical tools enabling the EU to detect and counter the complex cross-border and cross-sectorial threats and challenges: terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime. This module will also consider the relationship between security and the protection of fundamental rights and the compliance of all security measures with the principles of necessity, proportionality and legality, with appropriate safeguards to ensure accountability and judicial redress.

Learning methodology
The methodology will consist of a combination of presentations, discussions, practical examples and case studies, enabling participants to derive as much as possible from the complementary practical experience of the facilitators.

Objectives
The overall objective of this seminar is to enhance the national capacity through the understanding of the external-internal security nexus and the increasing involvement of the European institutions and relevant EU agencies in the area of Justice and Home Affairs in security matters. It will also consider how an interface with the nominally external aspects of the Common Foreign and Security Policy with the Area of Justice and Home Affairs might be developed. Participants will acquire in-depth knowledge on the external dimension of the European criminal law enforcement area (meaning, sanctions) and a practical understanding of the role of EU agencies, bodies, networks and communication platforms as information hubs, helping in the implementation of the EU law and playing a crucial role in supporting operational cooperation such as joint cross-border actions.

Who is this course for
National public officials, justice professionals, legal counsellors, legal officers and technical staff of national public administration and ministries, practicing lawyers, EU staff.

Virgil Ivan-Cucu

Virgil Ivan-Cucu (RO)

Justice, Security and Criminal Law Luxembourg

Practical information

Course venue
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers – EIPA Luxembourg
8 rue Nicolas Adames
1114 Luxembourg

Programme Organiser
Ms Stéphanie Gemnig Comodi
Tel: +352 426 230 301
s.gemnig@eipa.eu

Fee
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.

Discounts
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 12 August 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.

Meals
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.

Kirchberg

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: mail@cityhotel.lu; cityhotel.lu (Reservation code: EIPA)

Surroundings

Payment
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.).

The programme

08.30 Registration of participants
09.00 Introduction to the seminar

  • Living in a ‘contested world’ – challenges and threats

Virgil Ivan-Cucu, EuroMed Justice Expert and Senior Lecturer at EIPA Luxembourg

09.30 Q&A session
09.45 EU Global Strategy (I)

  • Rules-based multilateralism/global governance

TBC

10.15 Q&A session
10.30 Coffee break
11.15 EU Global Strategy (II)
TBC
11.45 Q&A session
12.00 Defence – Security Justice
Virgil Ivan-Cucu
12.30 Q&A session
12.45 Lunch
14.00 Countering Hybrid or Unconventional Threats (I)

  • EU actions: cyber, terrorism, organised crime, migration

Virgil Ivan-Cucu

14.45 Q&A session
15.00 Coffee break
15.15 Countering Hybrid or Unconventional Threats (II)

  • EU actions: cyber, terrorism, organised crime, migration

Virgil Ivan-Cucu

16.00 Q&A session
16.15 End of the first day followed by a reception
09.00 European Neighbourhood Policies

  • Cross-sectorial threats – Mediterranean Region

TBC

09.45 Q&A session
10.00 European Neighbourhood Policies

  • Cross-sectorial threats – Western Balkans and Turkey

TBC

10.45 Q&A session
11.00 Coffee break
11.15 Brexit

TBC

12.00 Q&A session
12.15 Lunch
13.30 Justice and Security measures compliance with fundamental rights (I)

TBC

14.00 Q&A session
14.15 Protection of Digital Privacy and Fundamental Rights in cross border data exchange

  • Data exchange and data protection with 3rd countries
  • EU agencies, international organisations and 3rd parties

TBC

15.00 Q&A session
15.15 Coffee break
15.30 Security and Justice in cyberspace

  • EU Agencies and networks in countering cybercrime and cyber threats

TBC

16.00 Q&A session
16.15 End of the seminar

The detailed programme of this course will be available soon.

Course venue
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers – EIPA Luxembourg
8 rue Nicolas Adames
1114 Luxembourg

Programme Organiser
Ms Stéphanie Gemnig Comodi
Tel: +352 426 230 301
s.gemnig@eipa.eu

Fee
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.

Discounts
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 20 August 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.

Meals
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.

Kirchberg

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: mail@cityhotel.lu; cityhotel.lu (Reservation code: EIPA)

Surroundings

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

Payment
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.).