European Judicial Network Secretariat


Mission

In accordance to the provisions of Article 2 (8) of the EJN Decision, the EJN Secretariat is responsible for the administration of the European Judicial Network.

According to Article 25 a (b) of the Council Decision 2002/187/JHA of 28 February 2002 setting up of Eurojust with a view of reinforcing the fight against serious crime, as amended by Council Decision 2003/659/JHA and by Council Decision 2008/426/JHA of 16 December 2008 on the strengthening of Eurojust (hereinafter “the Eurojust Decision”), the EJN Secretariat forms part of the Eurojust staff, but functioning as a separate unit. It enjoys autonomy, as stated in paragraph 20 of the Council Decision 2008/426/JHA of 16 December 2008 on the strengthening of Eurojust.

As the administrating body of the European Judicial Network, providing the EJN with the necessary professional experience, history and continuity, the EJN Secretariat tasks in practical terms inter alia include:

  • ensuring the proper administration of the EJN, with a view to enabling the EJN contact points to fulfill their tasks and keeping the EJN identity;
  • setting up, maintenance and improvement of the EJN information system/website;
  • drafting documents related to the activities of the EJN (including reports referred to in the Article 13 of the EJN Decision);
  • keeping a general up-to-date record of projects and decisions taken within the EJN;
  • providing support to the Member State holding the Presidency of the Council in relation to the organization of the meetings;
  • sharing of information on the challenges, achievements, difficulties and any other issues of general interest for the EJN with the EJN contact points on a permanent consultation basis (e.g. through a newsletter);
  • preparation of draft Action plans for the new and ongoing projects of the EJN after consultations with the national correspondents;
  • establishment and maintenance of relations with other bodies and structures in the field of judicial cooperation in criminal matters within and outside the EU; and
  • promotion of the EJN, including presentation of the EJN in meetings, conferences or other events organized both within the EU or outside by partners in the third countries or international organizations.
Vision

The EJN Secretariat shall have its own identity to be able not only to represent the EJN in close consultation and coordination with the Member State which holds the Presidency of the Council and to fulfil its tasks according to the EJN Decision, but also to be a visionary team, to identify new areas where the EJN may be involved or focused on, taking advantage of its strategic position and transmitting to the national correspondents updated information concerning what is going on in the field of the international judicial cooperation. For those reasons, the EJN Secretariat has to be equipped by all the means necessary in order to fulfil its important tasks, including human, financial and other material resources.

 

EJN Secretariat

Johan de Wittlaan 9
2517 JR The Hague
The Netherlands
Fax: +31 (0) 70 412 5570


 

Ola LÖFGREN
Secretary to the EJN

(Head of EJN Secretariat)


Phone: +31 (0) 70 412 5575
Email: olofgren@eurojust.europa.eu

Maria João ALMEIDA GOMES
Secretariat Coordinator





Phone: +31 (0) 70 412 5572
Email: malmeidagomes@eurojust.europa.eu

Ele-Marit EOMOIS
Legal Specialist





Phone: +31 (0) 70 412 5576
Email: eeomois@eurojust.europa.eu

Ianina Gabriela LIPARA
Legal Specialist





Phone: +31 (0) 70 412 5571
Email: ilipara@eurojust.europa.eu

Anna Baldan
Legal Specialist




Phone: +31 (0) 70 412 5852
Email: abaldan@eurojust.europa.eu

Remco NIGGEBRUGGE
EJN Webmaster/IT Expert





Phone: +31 (0) 70 412 5574
Email: rniggebrugge@eurojust.europa.eu

Sylvia Apostolova
Executive Assistant




Phone: +31 (0) 70 412 5549
Email: sapostolova@eurojust.europa.eu

Irina Csender
Intern to the EJN Secretariat




Phone: +31 (0) 70 412 5884
Email: icsender@eurojust.europa.eu

 
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