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The European Commission launched a new regional project in the field of justice in the Euro-Mediterranean area, EuroMed Justice II (January 2008 – March 2011) with a budget of 5 million Euro. This project is implemented by a consortium led by the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) and composed of the International and Ibero-American Foundation of Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) and of the Spanish General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ).
The European Centre for the Regions, EIPA’s Antenna based in Barcelona, will be the Programme Management Unit for the EuroMed Justice II Project.
The beneficiaries of this project are: the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Israel, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Republic of Lebanon, the Kingdom of Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Republic of Tunisia.
This project revolves around 3 main components: Access to justice and legal aid; Resolution of cross-border family conflicts; and Criminal and prison law. The project activities consist in carrying out Working Groups and Training courses covering the 3 components of the project and in organising Study visits.