Conference on the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO)

Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA)







Boyana Residence

A conference on Establishing the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) will be held on 26 and 27 March 2018 in Sofia. The conference is organised jointly by the European Commission and the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

The topic is among the main priorities of both the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European Commission. The conference will provide a forum for discussion on issues related to the establishment of the Office and preparation of the Member States that participate in the enhanced cooperation for the forthcoming implementation of the Regulation.

During the Conference, the following issues will be discussed:

  • Election and appointment of the EU Chief Public Prosecutor and delegated European Public Prosecutors;
  • The consequences of setting up the EPPO, including internal Rules of Procedure, adaptations in national legal systems and cooperation with national authorities;
  • Developing a case management system;
  • Cooperation with other EU agencies, non-participating Member States and third countries; and
  • Training of EPPO staff.

The event will bring together about 90 participants, representing the relevant national authorities of the participating Member States of the European Union, the European Commission, the General Secretariat of the Council, the European Parliament, non-participating Member States, representatives of third countries, Eurojust, OLAF, Europol, and academic circles.

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26 March 2018 | Monday

09:45 - 10:00

Arrival and registration of participants

10:00 - 10:20

Opening speeches

10:20 - 11:30

Update on the state of play

Overview: interim Administrative Director, draft EPPO budget 2019, Delegated Act, Recruitment, Internal Rules of Procedure, Case Management System, Relations with partners, Training, EPPO Expert Group

11:30 - 11:45

Family photo / Press conference

11:45 - 13:00

Selection and appointment of EPPO staff

European Chief Prosecutor; European Prosecutors; European Delegated Prosecutors; Other staff

14:30 - 16:00

Practical implications

Internal rules of procedure

16:15 - 17:15

Adaptations in national legal systems

17:15 - 18:15

Cooperation with national authorities

27 March 2018 | Tuesday

08:45 - 09:00

Confirmation of registration

09:00 – 10:45

Case Management System

Development; Requirements; Interoperability

11:00 - 12:30

Cooperation with other EU agencies, non-participating Member States and Third Countries

14:00 - 14:45

Training of EPPO staff and practitioners

15:00 - 15:45


15:45 - 16:00


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