About EJN


The European Judicial Network (EJN) is a network of national contact points for the facilitation of judicial cooperation in criminal matters. The EJN was created by Joint Action 98/428 JHA of 29 June 1998 to fulfil recommendation n°21 of the Action Plan to Combat Organised Crime adopted by the Council on 28 April 1997.

In December 2008, a new legal basis entered into force, Council Decision 2008/976/JHA of 16 December 2008 on the European Judicial Network (hereinafter the “EJN Decision”), which reinforced the legal status of the EJN, while maintaining the spirit of 1998.

The EJN is composed of Contact Points in the Member States designated by each Member State among central authorities in charge of international judicial cooperation and the judicial authorities or other competent authorities with specific responsibilities in the field of international judicial cooperation.

The main role of the EJN Contact Points, defined by the EJN Decision as “active intermediaries”, is to facilitate judicial cooperation in criminal matters between the EU Member States, particularly in actions to combat forms of serious crime. To this end, they assist with establishing direct contacts between competent authorities and by providing legal and practical information necessary to prepare an effective request for judicial cooperation or to improve judicial cooperation in general.

Moreover, the EJN Contact Points are involved in and promote the organisation of training sessions on judicial cooperation.

Among the EJN Contact Points, each Member State has designated a National Correspondent, who has a coordinating role. In each Member State there is also a Tool Correspondent who ensures that the information on the EJN website is provided and updated, including the electronic tools of the EJN.

The EJN has a Secretariat located at Eurojust in The Hague, responsible for the administration of the EJN. The EJN Secretariat ensures the functioning and continuity of the network.

EJN documents in the Judicial Library 
EJN Welcome Package

 

EJN and Eurojust – Joint report on the “Assessment of allocation of cases to Eurojust and to the European Judicial Network”

The aim of the Joint report on the “Assessment of allocation of cases to Eurojust and to the European Judicial Network” is to assist practitioners, Eurojust and the European Judicial Network (EJN) in determining whether a particular case should, in the interest of efficiency and prevention of duplication of work, be directed to Eurojust or the EJN. The report constitutes an assessment of the allocation of cases to Eurojust and the EJN, identifies recent experience, difficulties and best practices and makes proposals.


EJN and Eurojust – Joint Paper

In the paper Assistance in International Cooperation in Criminal Matters for Practitioners (Joint Paper), the role of the EJN and Eurojust is described. The aim of the Joint Paper is to facilitate for judicial practitioners in deciding whether they should contact the EJN or Eurojust for assistance in international cooperation in criminal matters.

The Joint Paper is available in the following languages.


The Joint Paper has been translated from the original English version. In the event of any discrepancies, please consult the original English version.

Above links are to the latest version of the document (2018), in the Judicial Library you also find the previous version (2014), which is available in all EU languages.

The EJN Brochure - EU languages

The brochures are available in PDF document format.

Bulgarian: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Croatian: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Czech: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Danish: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

German: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Greek: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

English: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Spanish: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Estonian: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Finnish: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

French: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Gaelic: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Hungarian: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Italian: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Latvian: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Lithuanian: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Maltese: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Dutch: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Polish: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Portuguese: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Romanian: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Slovak: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Slovenian: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Swedish: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

 

The EJN Brochure - Other languages

The brochures are available in PDF document format.

Albanian: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Arabic: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Bosnian: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Icelandic: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Macedonian (FYROM): About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Montenegrin: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Norwegian: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Russian: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

Serbian: About the EJN (2-pages) | About the EJN (3-pages) | EJN website leaflet

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