EuroMed Environmental Justice Week

13-16 March


From 13 to 16 March 2023, the EuroMed Justice Programme organised the “EuroMed Environmental Justice Week” connecting Algiers and Verona on both Mediterranean shores:

The “Conference on Environmental Justice in the Mediterranean”

took place on 14 and 15 March, in Algiers, Algeria, organised jointly by Algeria, Tunisia and France within the EuroMed Justice framework

Several international experts attended to share their knowledge and practices in the fight against environmental crime and to reflect together on how to improve practices. Justice and environmental officials from Algeria, Egypt, France, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia participated. Eurojust was represented by Mr. Eric Figliolia, Deputy National Member for France.

The Conference was opened by Mr. Abderrachid TABI, Minister of Justice of Algeria, Mr. Ladislav Hamran, and Peter Csonka, Director of Criminal Justice at DG JUST. Were present the Algerian Ministers of environment, agriculture and industry, the President and General Prosecutor of the Supreme Court  and Court of Alger, the Head National Security and  Gendarmerie, the General Director for Judicial Cooperation and Anticorruption and Directors from the Ministry of Justice.  The speakers at the closure session were Ms. Samia Moualfi, Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy of Algeria and Mr. Virgil Ivan-Cucu EuroMed Justice Coordinator officially closed the session on Wednesday 15th.

In the margins of this Conference, several meetings were held between the Eurojust President, DG Just Director M. Csonka, the Algerian Minister of Justice and high-level judicial authorities with the aim of contributing to the negotiations with a view to signing an international cooperation agreement.

Conference Agenda

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Conference In the Media

  • Combatting environmental crime main focus of EuroMed Justice events

  • L’Algérie accorde une grande importance aux défis environnementaux

  • Bellani reçoit le président de l’Agence de l’UE pour la coopération judiciaire en matière pénale

  • M. Belani reçoit le président de l’Agence européenne de coopération judiciaire en matière pénale

  • Constantin Virgil Ivan-Cucu. Coordinateur du programme EuroMed Justice : «Il faut passer à de lourdes peines pour lutter contre la criminalité écologique»

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Joint training sessions FOR EU MEMBER STATES (EU MS) and South Partner Countries (SPCs) – focus on Environmental Crimes

An important joint training session took place in Verona, Italy, focusing on environmental crimes and gathering criminal justices practitioners from seven South Partner Countries and 7 EU member States, gathering 30 participants.

Training In the Media

  • Training: SAFE Envicrime Week comes to a successful conclusion: a week dedicated to the fight against environmental crimes

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