JP-COOPS-FAIRNESS Final Conference: Crime – Terror Nexus: legal perspectives from the EU Member States

Wednesday 27 October 2021, 09:45 to Thursday 28 October 2021, 15:00

International partners of the consortiums for the EU JUST projects: “Implementation of the Stockholm Roadmap in Cases of Terrorism and Radicalization” (FARINESS) and the “Judicial and Police Cooperation Preventing Radicalisation Towards Terrorism” (JP-COOPS) are honored to invite you to participate in the final joint online project conference “Crime – Terror Nexus: legal perspectives from the EU Member States” .

The final online conference will take 2 days. Day 1 will discuss both the overall FAIRNESS and JPCOOPS projects, as well as their main deliverable the FAIRNESS EU Toolkit and JP-COOPS Super Toolkit.

These Toolkits are aimed at helping to develop the capacities of national professionals to address issues relating to the rights of persons suspected or accused of crimes associated with terrorism and strengthen the information exchange and cooperation practices between competent national authorities.

Moreover, the Toolkits provide a centralized security solution dashboard for strategic planning, allowing for the presentation and dissemination of new content, as well as greater outreach and contact with potential stakeholders. Day 2 (by invitation only) will include the practical exercise for practitioners where they can simulate and validate the developed tools in the frameworks of JP-COOPS and FAIRNESS.

Please click here to attend the event, on the 1st day, digitally.

Day 1 – 27.10.2021

09:45 – 10:00 Opening remarks Prof. Joe Cannataci, University of Malta

  • Short introduction of JP-COOPS and FAIRNESS projects
  • Moderator: Dr. Irina van der Vet, Vrije Universitet Brussel

10:00 – 10:20 Keynote presentation (name TBD)

10:20 – 10:40 Jurisdictionalisation of preventive practises (name TBD)

10:40 – 10:55 Q&A session

10:55 – 11:05 Coffee break

11:05 – 11:25 Issues of the ECHR vs organized crime and terrorism in the context fair trial, Romano Gallo, Judge, Italy

11:25 – 11:40 Q&A session

11:40 – 12:00 Fundamental rights and national differences in tackling violent extremism and radicalisation, Dr. Triantafyllos Karatrandos, Security Policy Advisor, Ministry of Citizens Protection, Greece/ Preventing radicalization in Cyprus Prisons, Athena Demetriou, Senior Prison Officer (Deputy Director), Cyprus

12:00 – 12:15 Q&A session

12:15 – 12:30 Wiretapping and right of defense, Francesco Iacopino and Vittorio Platì, Lawyers, Italy

12:30 –12:50 Addressing fairness in the Risk Assessment of Violent Extremism, Dr Elaine Pressman, Affiliate Professor, University of Malta

12:50 – 13:05 Q&A session

13:05 – 13:45 Lunch break

13:45 – 14:05 Key note presentation: Prof. Vasiliki Artinopoulou, Director 'Restorative Justice and Mediation Lab', Panteion University of Athens

14:05 – 14:25 Cooperation between police and judges: European experience, Rut Bermejo Casado, Departamento de Derecho Público I y ciencia política, Madrid

14:25 – 14:40 Q&A session

14:40 – 15:00 Training on radicalisation and violent extremism in the EU: effective methodologies and good practises, Marzena Kordaczuk Was, Senior Training Officer in Training and Research Unit at European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) and RAN member [online]

15:00 – 15:20 JP-COOPS: Putting Training in action, Prof. Joe Cannataci, University of Malta

15:20 – 15: 40 Q&A session

15:40 – 16:00 Closing remarks


Day 2. 28.10.2021 - by invitation only

Practical exercise (10:00 – 15:00)

The full programme for day 2 can be found here.

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