Cooperation between various actors is essential to achieve the project’s goals. Thus, the Consortium’s composition was foremost based on each organisation’s expertise and applicability in forwarding the project’s goals. J-CAP counts with a broad geographical scope within its partnership, covering all EU regions in Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Europe, providing a comprehensive setting. This insight will be fundamental to inform and enrich the project’s results and facilitate participant’s selection, mobilisation and involvement.
J-CAP Project Coordinator:
Judicial Training Institute - Belgium
The Judicial Training Institute (IGO-IFJ) is a governmental body responsible for initial and continuous training for national judges, prosecutors and court staff with a target audience of 16.000 persons, both national and internationally. IGO-IFJ enjoys vast experience in EU projects, namely of the Justice Programme, and has already successfully applied and received funding for different EU projects as coordinator and partner. By being a member of the European Judicial Network, it has built good relationships with all Judicial Training Institutes across the EU, with whom it collaborates closely.
Contact: Ümit Oral
IPS_Innovative Prison Systems - Portugal
IPS_Innovative Prison Systems (IPS) is a research and consulting firm specialising in advancing criminal justice systems, with vast experience in developing and implementing EU projects, namely in the area of judicial cooperation in criminal matters, as illustrated by their involvement in PRE-TRIAD, FAIRNESS, PRE-RIGHTS, and AWARE EAW. Moreover, it has experience in developing awareness-raising and supporting training materials for aiding stakeholders (namely judges and prosecutors) in their daily work.
Contact: Raquel Venâncio
Department of Applied Sociology of Law and Criminology (IRKS) at the University of Innsbruck – Austria
Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck (LFUI) in its Department for Applied Sociology of Law and Criminology is a research body benefiting from its interdisciplinary research teams’ main areas of work, which include criminal law, its institutions and procedures; the courts and their performance; international cooperation; measures to improve the situation of inmates, ex-inmates and offenders.
Contact: Walter Hammerschick
European Strategies Consulting – Romania
European Strategies Consulting (ESC) is a research/development & consultancy company aiming to promote good practices in the area of corrections and social inclusion, with its main activities being organised around prison and probation. The company provided research for the Confederation of European Probation and National Offender Management Service in the UK (NOMS).
Contact: Ioan Durnescu
Netherlands Helsinki Committee - Netherlands
Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC), through its mission to build and secure justice and compliance within OSCE participating states, has been recognised as one of the key non-governmental organisations contributing to dialogue and cooperation amongst actors in the areas of the rule of law and human rights. Through its experience in developing both a strong convening power as well as the ability to build bridges between different types of actors, it has developed a strong and diverse professional network nationally and internationally and has implemented several projects funded by the EC.
Contact: Koen Goei
Agenfor International Foundation - Italy
Agenfor International Foundation (AGF) is an NGO officially recognised by the Italian Ministry of Interior as a body of public interest, specialising in participative security, international law, and human rights focus on innovative technologies. Also has experience in delivering research and practical workshops to practitioners in the security and justice fields.
Contact: Viviana Gullo