Eurojustice was established in order to foster and improve co-operation between law-enforcement authorities across Europe and to encourage mutual understanding of the different legal systems in existence in member States.
The Eurojustice Conference is a network which provides a forum for Heads of Prosecution Services and top level prosecutors across Europe to discuss issues relating to European criminal law policy, management and best practice. It can identify problems, offer solutions from the prosecutors' point of view and stimulate discussions that are on-going within the different European Union organisations.
The first Eurojustice conference was held in Noordwijk, Netherlands in 1998. In subsequent years the conference was held in Rouen (France), Santander (Spain), Brussels (Belgium), Visby (Sweden) and Weimar (Germany) and Dublin (Ireland). The 2005 conference took place in October in Lisbon, Portugal. The 2006 conference will be hosted by Norway.
The work of Eurojustice is co-ordinated by the Governing Board for Eurojustice, which comprises four Prosecutors General - from the country hosting the permanent secretariat (the Netherlands); from the present organising country (Portugal); the country that organised the previous conference (Ireland) and the country that will organise the next conference (Norway).
The permanent secretariat can be contacted at:
Prins Clauslaan 16
2595 AJ Den Haag
Tel: +31 (0)70 33 99 887
Fax: +31 (0)70 339958