The EU's Judicial Cooperation Unit (Eurojust) supports judicial coordination and cooperation between national authorities in combating serious organised crime affecting more than one EU country.
It helps EU countries combat serious organised crime involving more than one EU country by:
To do this, Eurojust:
It also hosts the Secretariats of the European Judicial Network, the Joint Investigation Teams Network and the Network for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes (Genocide Network).
Eurojust’s policymaking body ('College') comprises one senior representative from each EU country. Each of these national members is in charge of a national desk.
The administration is led by an Administrative Director.
There is also a Data Protection Officer, who works independently of the Administrative Director.
Each year, Eurojust:
Eurojust's coordination meetings bring together prosecutors, judges and police officers. They benefit from the unit's expertise, facilities, translation services. Travel and accommodation costs are reimbursed.
Coordination centres hold joint action days, at which participants can share information on serious organised crimes involving more than one country.
The national authorities are Eurojust's main partners. Eurojust links law enforcement authorities and prosecutors, enabling them to fight cases of serious organised crime involving 2 EU countries or more.