The document on judicial cooperation training plan is a result of the activities planned and implemented in close cooperation of the Ministry of Justice and EURoL II project aimed at enhancing the capacities of Montenegrin judiciary in applying the acquis in the area of international judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters, with a close view on the EU instruments. The activities were implemented thanks to the cooperation of the Judicial Council, the Prosecutorial Council and especially to the Centre for Training of Judges and State Prosecutors and the Police Academy. The proposed Training Programme will include training modules related to the international judicial cooperation in criminal matters (8 modules) and international judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters (4 modules), which will be implemented in the two-years period from May 2018 till April 2020. This training programme is intended to be a programme of innovation and update of knowledge, use of instruments and strengthening abilities in the implementation of current forms of providing mutual legal assistance as well as the adoption of new knowledge on the mechanisms of judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters in the EU. The final objective of this process is the preparation of the Montenegrin judicial institutions for effective cooperation in these areas in the context of the single area of justice, freedom and security.
During the launching event, presentation of the Ministry of Justice activities in the area of international judicial cooperation and the commitments of Montenegro in meeting interim benchmark from Chapter 24 was given by Mr Nikola Šaranović, Deputy Minister of Justice and General Director of the Directorate for International Judicial Cooperation and Projects. Mrs Senka Danilovic, , Head of the Steering Committee of the Centre for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution presented the role of the Centre for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution in implementing the training programme, while the Role of the Police Academy in implementing the training programme and cooperation with the Centre for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution was presented by Mr Boban Šaranović, Director of the Police Academy.
Finally, Mrs Ana Bukilić, EUROL 2 legal expert closed the event by presenting the analysis of questionnaire on training needs assessment.