The European project SAT-LAW, Strategic AssessmenT for Law and Police Cooperation, started in 1st August 2018.

The project is led by the Provveditorato Regionale of the Penitentiary Administration of Triveneto, based in Padua,and and will be implemented by a partnership of 9 centers of excellence from 8 European countries:

  • European University, Cyprus;
  • Kentro Meleton Asfaleias (KEMEA), Greece;
  • Agenfor International Foundation, Italy;
  • Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke v Praze, Czech Republic;
  • Fundacion Euroarabe de Altos Estudios (FUNDEA), Spain;
  • Universidad de Granada, Spain;
  • Universita ta Malta, Malta;
  • Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD), Bulgaria;
  • Universitè de Toulouse II (Le Mirail), France.

The purpose of the project is to contribute to the six-monthly report on the application of Directive 2104/41/EU on the European Order of Criminal Investigation, in order to detect the state of harmonization and its interrelation with other judicial instruments in the various European countries.

The expected results are:

  • an increased capacity of national authorities to address issues related to judicial cooperation in criminal matters;
  • to align the EU relevant case-law of the CJEU/ECtHR;
  • prosecutors and judges have further specialised knowledge and experience in respective fields;
  • a closer cooperation between LEAs, Prison Police and Judiciary;
  • an increased awareness of policy makers and technocrats related to judicial cooperation in criminal matters.

This project is co-funded by the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission, under the Grant Agreement no. 800816.