THE TEAM

CEPS. Centre for European Policy Studies

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CEPS is a world-leading think tank in Brussels specialised in legal and policy analysis with an unmatched expertise in interactive participatory methods of evidence-based knowledge production. CEPS count on an extensive and longstanding track-record in coordinating innovative and multi-dimensional EU-wide projects focusing on the functioning of EU instruments of judicial cooperation in criminal matters, including the EAW. CEPS has a unique methodological expertise, combining research excellence with multi-stakeholder engagement to achieve maximum policy impact at the national, EU and international level.

ROLE IN STREAM

CEPS will directly coordinate the work of the STREAM Academic Network (leading criminal law experts covering 14MS) and oversee their research and analysis on national case law and jurisprudential developments. CEPS counts on a consolidated network of contacts among EU and national policy makers, EU agencies, and criminal law experts, and can ensure full representation of key stakeholder groups in relevant project activities, but also benefit from the project results. CEPS’ in-house facilities (e.g. meeting rooms, video conferencing tools, in-house editorial team) will ensure smooth running of STREAM activities and quality in all project outputs. CEPS’ social media channels (66.401 total followers) will be deployed to secure maximum visibility to STREAM activities and results.

 

About CEPS

CEPS is a world-leading think tank in Brussels specialised in legal and policy analysis with an unmatched expertise in interactive participatory methods of evidence-based knowledge production. CEPS count on an extensive and longstanding track-record in coordinating innovative and multi-dimensional EU-wide projects focusing on the functioning of EU instruments of judicial cooperation in criminal matters, including the EAW. CEPS has a unique methodological expertise, combining research excellence with multi-stakeholder engagement to achieve maximum policy impact at the national, EU and international level.

Role in Stream

 

CEPS will directly coordinate the work of the STREAM Academic Network (leading criminal law experts covering 14MS) and oversee their research and analysis on national case law and jurisprudential developments. CEPS counts on a consolidated network of contacts among EU and national policy makers, EU agencies, and criminal law experts, and can ensure full representation of key stakeholder groups in relevant project activities, but also benefit from the project results. CEPS’ in-house facilities (e.g. meeting rooms, video conferencing tools, in-house editorial team) will ensure smooth running of STREAM activities and quality in all project outputs. CEPS’ social media channels (66.401 total followers) will be deployed to secure maximum visibility to STREAM activities and results.

Sergio Carrera

CEPS Team Leader
STREAM Coordinator

Marco Stefan

Stream Research Manager

Miriam Mir

STREAM Project Manager

European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

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CEPS is a world-leading think tank in Brussels specialised in legal and policy analysis with an unmatched expertise in interactive participatory methods of evidence-based knowledge production. CEPS count on an extensive and longstanding track-record in coordinating innovative and multi-dimensional EU-wide projects focusing on the functioning of EU instruments of judicial cooperation in criminal matters, including the EAW. CEPS has a unique methodological expertise, combining research excellence with multi-stakeholder engagement to achieve maximum policy impact at the national, EU and international level.

ROLE IN STREAM

CEPS will directly coordinate the work of the STREAM Academic Network (leading criminal law experts covering 14MS) and oversee their research and analysis on national case law and jurisprudential developments. CEPS counts on a consolidated network of contacts among EU and national policy makers, EU agencies, and criminal law experts, and can ensure full representation of key stakeholder groups in relevant project activities, but also benefit from the project results. CEPS’ in-house facilities (e.g. meeting rooms, video conferencing tools, in-house editorial team) will ensure smooth running of STREAM activities and quality in all project outputs. CEPS’ social media channels (66.401 total followers) will be deployed to secure maximum visibility to STREAM activities and results.

 

About European Institute of Public Administration

EIPA is a professional training institution with strong and long-standing expertise in EU criminal law and judicial training methods (both in-person and online). EIPA provided judicial training for judges and prosecutors under several DG JUST action grants – 2 specifically focused on the EAW.

Role in Stream

 

EIPA’s strong network of contacts among national judicial authorities in the EU27 will allow to maximise utilisation and practical impact of STREAM research outputs and training components.

EIPA will liaise with national judicial actors to secure their contribution to the Practitioners’ Consultations and ensure that the Judicial E-Training Modules and Transnational Training Workshop are tailored to current and actual training need of ‘EAW end users’. EIPA will secure translations of E-Training Modules to increase their usability by national judicial actors (judges and prosecutors) in at least 14MS. EIPA will rely on its previous cooperation with national judicial schools in the EU27 to guarantee participation of experienced judicial actors in the Transnational Training Workshop.

Petra Jeney

Senior lecturer, Director of the Digital Innovation and Operations Committee

EIPA Team Leader

Clare Jaquith

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Fair Trials Europe (FTE)

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CEPS is a world-leading think tank in Brussels specialised in legal and policy analysis with an unmatched expertise in interactive participatory methods of evidence-based knowledge production. CEPS count on an extensive and longstanding track-record in coordinating innovative and multi-dimensional EU-wide projects focusing on the functioning of EU instruments of judicial cooperation in criminal matters, including the EAW. CEPS has a unique methodological expertise, combining research excellence with multi-stakeholder engagement to achieve maximum policy impact at the national, EU and international level.

ROLE IN STREAM

CEPS will directly coordinate the work of the STREAM Academic Network (leading criminal law experts covering 14MS) and oversee their research and analysis on national case law and jurisprudential developments. CEPS counts on a consolidated network of contacts among EU and national policy makers, EU agencies, and criminal law experts, and can ensure full representation of key stakeholder groups in relevant project activities, but also benefit from the project results. CEPS’ in-house facilities (e.g. meeting rooms, video conferencing tools, in-house editorial team) will ensure smooth running of STREAM activities and quality in all project outputs. CEPS’ social media channels (66.401 total followers) will be deployed to secure maximum visibility to STREAM activities and results.

 

About Fair Trials Europe

FTE is a specialist human rights NGO which exists to build respect for the fundamental human right to a fair trial.

FTE has extensive experience of managing complex multi-country and multi-partner projects.

FTE works to advance respect for the human right to a fair trial by identifying systemic failures in criminal justice systems, alerting the world to these problems, and then resolving them through research, capacity-building of local experts, network-building, and advocacy and public campaigns.

FTE focuses on a few key themes which gives coherence and consistency to its work and enables it to develop expertise to meet the most acute, under-served and/or hidden challenges to fair trials:

  • Access to Justice – ensuring defendants get what they need to exercise their fair trials rights in practice;
  • Presumption of Innocence – limiting the impact of the criminal justice process on the lives of suspects until the state proves guilt beyond a reasonable doubt;
  • Justice out of Court – improving the fairness of systems to incentivise waivers of the right to a trial;
  • Cross-Border Justice – enshrining human rights safeguards when states cooperate across borders to fight crime; and

Equal justice – addressing discrimination and the needs of vulnerable groups in the criminal justice system

Role in Stream

Experience of similar actions, in relation to role in the implementation of the proposed action:

FTE is a longstanding grantee of the European Commission. It is currently Coordinator of three multi-partner projects funded under the JUSTICE programme, and has a partner role on five projects funded under the JUSTICE and REC programmes. It is also Coordinator of two new projects currently undergoing Grant Agreement Preparation with the JUSTICE programme.

FTE coordinates the work of the Legal Experts Advisory Panel (LEAP) – a pan-European network of over 160 civil society groups, law firms, and research institutions specialized in criminal justice – which will take part in the STREAM Practitioners’ Consultations, and provide testimonies on their experiences dealing with the EAW. Through the LEAP Network, FTE will ensure support of prominent defence lawyers from across the EU.

Laure Baudrihaye-Gérard

Legal Director
FTE team leader

Ilze Tralmaka

Legal and Policy Officer

Agenfor International

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CEPS is a world-leading think tank in Brussels specialised in legal and policy analysis with an unmatched expertise in interactive participatory methods of evidence-based knowledge production. CEPS count on an extensive and longstanding track-record in coordinating innovative and multi-dimensional EU-wide projects focusing on the functioning of EU instruments of judicial cooperation in criminal matters, including the EAW. CEPS has a unique methodological expertise, combining research excellence with multi-stakeholder engagement to achieve maximum policy impact at the national, EU and international level.

ROLE IN STREAM

CEPS will directly coordinate the work of the STREAM Academic Network (leading criminal law experts covering 14MS) and oversee their research and analysis on national case law and jurisprudential developments. CEPS counts on a consolidated network of contacts among EU and national policy makers, EU agencies, and criminal law experts, and can ensure full representation of key stakeholder groups in relevant project activities, but also benefit from the project results. CEPS’ in-house facilities (e.g. meeting rooms, video conferencing tools, in-house editorial team) will ensure smooth running of STREAM activities and quality in all project outputs. CEPS’ social media channels (66.401 total followers) will be deployed to secure maximum visibility to STREAM activities and results.

 

About AGENFOR

 

AGENFOR is a non-for-profit foundation specialised in justice, security, and human rights.

AGENFOR has collaborated with several Ministries of Justice (e.g. the Italian Ministry of Justice Department for Penitentiary Administration) in several EU-funded projects and counts on a well-established network of first-line legal justice practitioners.

Role in Stream

AGENFOR is implementing several EU-funded projects, which aim at strengthening cooperation and exchange of promising practices in the EU justice sector (FAIRNESS, PRE-TRIAD, PRE-RIGHTS, J-SAFE, JPCOOPS). It has experience tracking CJEU and national courts decisions, also on the EAW, and has created various case law catalogues based on constantly updated research and data collection tools (e.g. MINDB4ACT H2020 Project). AGENFOR will set up and implement the STREAM-EAW Observatory, monitoring and reporting EAW-related jurisprudential developments as they emerge in the EU27.

Sergio Bianchi

Founder & Senior Researcher

AGENFOR Team Leader

Nicoletta Gallori

Project Manager, Trainer and Senior Researcher

European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA)

STREAM further counts on the support from associations, such as ECBA, who will contribute to and assist with STREAM activities by the consortium