About this course
From 2021, Member States’ judiciary and prosecutorial services as well as law enforcement officials will have to work with the EPPO in tackling large-scale, cross-border crimes against the EU budget. Understanding the EPPO’s competences and how these affect national criminal justice based on Regulation (EU) 2017/1939 is therefore vital in efficiently handling criminal investigations and prosecutions related to crimes against the EU’s financial interests.
The course provides a practice-oriented introduction to the EPPO’s working structures and functions and explains how the EPPO will collect evidence, investigate and prosecute in cooperation with the national authorities in combating crimes against the EU’s financial interests.
The objective of the course is to prepare legal practitioners for working with the EPPO, by explaining the EPPO’s competences and the procedures it follows and how national law complements them. By the end of the course, participants will be able to answer the following questions:
- In what cases does the EPPO take action?
- How does the EPPO investigate and prosecute?
- How does the EPPO work with national authorities in the field of criminal justice?
How will it help you?
Participants will learn how to work with the EPPO on a daily basis in combating crimes against the EU’s financial interests, what procedural safeguards are in place and what judicial review is available in cases handled by the EPPO.
The course especially welcomes criminal law practitioners who deal with economic and financial crimes, fraud, organised crime, crimes against the financial interests of the EU, VAT fraud and related crimes, but is also open to those who wish to know more about this very new body of the European Union.
The course is based on presentations that are supported by practice-oriented discussions led by experts who have an in-depth understanding of the EPPO. Departing from the very rich academic writing on the EPPO, the course will focus on the practical issues arising in the daily operation of the EPPO.
Participants will get access to the EIPA learning management system and benefit from the learning paths to acquaint themselves with the respective policy areas covered by the course. In this way participants will benefit from guided learning before and after the course which will complement the face-to-face presentations and discussions offered throughout the course. Our experts will stay in touch with the participants through the course online forum after the course.
Who this course is for?
Legal practitioners working in the field of criminal law especially dealing with economic and financial crimes, fraud, organised crime, crimes against the financial interest of the EU, VAT fraud and related crimes as members of the national judiciary, prosecutorial services, law enforcement and customs officials and defence lawyers.
Learn how the EPPO will carry out investigations and prosecutions and how to work with the EPPO at the national level.
European Centre for Judges and Lawyers – EIPA Luxembourg
8 rue Nicolas Adames
Ms Juliette Mollicone-Boussuge
Tel: +352 426 230 304
The fee includes documentation and refreshments, two lunches and a reception. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.
EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.
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.
For all other participants, the regular fee applies.
Early bird discount
EIPA offers an early bird discount of 50 euro. The early bird deadline is 27 September 2021
Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.
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.
- Hotel Melia*****, at the rate of €195 (booking code: 01350007ZKC), via tel.: +352 27 33 32 06 or via e-mail: email@example.com
- Hotel D’Coque***, via https://www.coque.lu/coque-hotel/reservation-en-ligne, tel.: +352 43 60 60222
- Hotel Simoncini****, at the rate of €120, : +352 22 28 44; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; www.hotelsimoncini.lu
- Hotel Français***, at the rate of €140 (from Monday to Thursday – on request for the week-end) tel.: +352 47 45 34; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.hotelfrancais.lu (Reservation code: EIPA)
- Hotel Parc Plaza****, at the rate of €156, (Reservation code: EIPA0118). https://www.goereshotels.com/parc-plaza-en
- Hotel Parc Bellevue***, at the rate of €110, (Reservation code: EIPA0118) https://www.goereshotels.com/belle-vue-en +352 44 23 23 23 23; e-mail: email@example.com;
- Hotel Domus***, at the rate of between €130 and €160,: +352 46 78 78 1; fax: +352 46 78 79; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.domus.lu (Reservation code: EIPA) – breakfast not included
Railway Station Area
- Hotel City****, at the rate of €165, tel.: +352 29 11 22; e-mail: email@example.com; http://www.cityhotel.lu (Reservation code: EIPA)
- Hotel JJ32**, at the rate of €135, tel.: +352 20 33 32 68; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.jj32.lu(Reservation code: EIPA BWP 2020)
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.
Prior payment is a condition for participation.
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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|09.00||Welcome and mutual introductions|
|09.15||The protection of the financial interests of EU – Scope of the term – Legal framework – Common ground between administrative and criminal provisions – Crimes against the financial interests of the EU – Statistics/trends
Petra Jeney, Senior expert, European Centre for Judges and Lawyers, EIPA Luxembourg (LU)
|11.00||Introduction to the EPPO – Structure, status, material, territorial and personal competences – Exercise of the competence of the EPPO
|14.00||Conducting an investigation – Terms and conditions with regard to reporting an investigation – Initiating investigations or evocation – Investigation measures under the EPPO Regulation
Thomas Wahl, Senior Researcher, Department of Public Law at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
|15.15||Investigation measures – EU cross-border investigation measures at the EPPO and conditions for investigative measures under the Member States’ national law – Cooperation with EUROPOL and Eurojust – EPPO’s data protection regime
|16.15||End of day 1|
|09.00||The EPPO and the national authorities – Judicial review – Operations and cooperation with national authorities – Member State not participating in EPPO and third countries
|10.45||Cooperation with the European Antifraud Office (OLAF) – OLAF and its role in the protection of the EU’s financial interests – Legal framework – Operations and cooperation with national authorities: relationship between OLAF Administrative investigations and National Criminal investigations – Gathering evidence in OLAF investigations and its admissibility in national criminal investigations – VAT fraud and related crimes
|12.30||End of the course|