Artemis

Promoting the right of protection of women through the application of the EC Directive 2011/99/EU and the European Protection Order

The European Protection Order

The European Protection Order was introduced by EC Directive 2011/99/EU to allow judicial protection orders issued in criminal proceedings in one Member State to be applied in another Member State.

The directive introduces measures aimed at creating a specific common area of security and justice without internal borders, strengthening the protection measures already obtained by victims of crime. The institution of the European Protection Order, in fact, is based on judicial cooperation in criminal matters as well as on the mutual recognition of judgments and judicial decisions, as sanctioned by the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union.

Highlighted problems

In the Implementation Assessment published by the “European Parliamentary Research Service” in September 2017 and in the March 2018 Report published by the “Commission for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs” and by the “Commission for Women’s Rights and Equality of gender” some of the main problems regarding the implementation of the Directive and the use of the European Protection Order instrument are highlighted along with a series of recommendations.

Lack of information provided to the protected person.

It was found that this information is not adequately provided to the victims due to a partial or complete lack of knowledge of this tool by the interested parties.

Lack of knowledge and information from legal professionals and CSOs and NGOs working with vulnerable groups.

It is necessary to increase these trainings and awareness-raising activities and involve not only legal professionals (lawyers in particular) but also NGOs and other entities working with these vulnerable groups.

Goal and target groups

The project aims to contribute to a better and coherent application of the EC Directive 2011/99/EU and to promote the use of the European Protection Order

Lawyers

Expected results

Improved knowledge and capabilities regarding the EC Directive 2011/99/EU and the European Protection Order. Increased awareness on the importance of this instrument in providing a safe common space for victims of violence, stalking and other forms of abuse. Accessible information addressing the procedures related to the issuing of a EPO.

Personnel that support women in cases of abuse

Expected results

Improved knowledge and capabilities regarding the EC Directive 2011/99/EU and the European Protection Order. Increased awareness on the importance of this instrument in providing a safe common space for victims of violence, stalking and other forms of abuse. Accessible information addressing the procedures related to the issuing of a EPO.

EU Citizens

Expected results

Improved knowledge and awareness on the the EC Directive 2011/99/EU and the European Protection Order. Accessible information addressing the procedures related to the issuing of a EPO.

Partner

Co-funded by the Justice Programme of the European Union

Co-funded by the Justice Programme of the European Union