Past events at the Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE) – Summer 2016


Conference on “Education for Justice and Democracy – a citizenship training programme in schools”, 20 April 2016, Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE), Bucharest

Romanian Center for European Policies together with Liderjust (association of law practitioners) organized on 20 April 2016 the final conference of the project Education for Justice and Democracy – a citizenship training program in schools.

During the event, the most important results of the pilot project regarding the experience of teaching legal education in pre-universitary learning institutions were presented, along with the students’options concerning legal education: how they perceive this subject, what they want to learn, who should teach these notions.

Romanian Center for European Policies and Liderjust also presented the public policy options resulted from recent consultations on the introduction of legal education in schools, and launched the debate on the existent short-term options for continuing the program.

The event brought together professionals from the fields of Education and Justice, public policy experts from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Justice, Law experts and practitioners, magistrates, representatives of non-governmental organizations and academia

The pilot project aimed to test the best formulas for teaching legal education in schools as a tool for early prevention of corruption, to promote respect for law and democracy and knowledge of rights and civil liberties.

Conference on “European judicial cooperation in the area of cybercrime”, 23 June 2016, Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE), Bucharest

The project  “European judicial cooperation in the area of cybercrime”, implemented by the Romanian Center for European Policies, in partnership with Center for Criminal Justice and Security StudiesNational Institute for Magistracy in Romania and National Institute for Justice aimed at contributing to a further development of an European area of justice based on mutual trust and cooperation, with a view to fostering a common legal and judicial culture in Europe.

The project tackled the issue of European Cooperation on fighting Cybercrime from a judicial perspective, addressing the need of prosecutors and judges to have accurate knowledge of the present methods used in cybercrime investigation, national work procedures but also good practices in bi-lateral cooperation or cooperation with EU institutions. For this purpose, a target group of 60 judges and prosecutors from two Member States – Romania and Bulgaria – benefited from trainings in this area.

In order to disseminate the information from the trainings to a wider group of magistrates across

Europe, a Guideline on European Cooperation in the area of Cybercrime has been drafted

within the project. The Guideline, as well as the results of the project were presented at the event and shared within European judicial cooperation networks.

The event was followed by a workshop on Virtual Currencies, challenges to the judicial