Jean Monnet “EU Criminal Law and Policy”

Since 1-09-2017 until 31-08-2020 VMU Faculty of Law scholars are implementing the Jean Monnet project and preparing a module “EU Criminal Law and Policy”, project no. 585318-EPP-1-2017-1-LT-EPPJMO-MODULE.

Project is financed by the EU program Erasmus +: „Jean Monnet“ activities.

The Jean Monnet Module “EU Criminal Law and Policy” is a three – year teaching and research module with a specialization in the EU legal studies. The target groups for this module are: (i) the fourth and the fifth year students of Integrated law study program at VMU Faculty of Law, (ii) the students of master degree program at VMU Faculty of Law, (iii) legal practitioners (higher level police officers, prosecutors and lawyers at national level). The objective of the module – to make participants (students and legal practitioners better understand the impact of criminal law of the European Union and of CJEU jurisprudence on national legislation and practical application of national criminal law in accordance with EU guidelines. To enhance understanding of Europeanization of national criminal law and to be able to use the gained knowledge in everyday legal practice. Also legal practitioners will be trained and equipped with the knowledge of the impact of European policies on national criminal law regulations and everyday law practice.The suggested module is very important both at national and international level for the following reasons: (1) it is the area, which was mostly ignored by national law practitioner, politicians; (2) in general the society has fragmented understanding about the matter and there is a need to deepen the knowledge and gain understanding about EU law from the different angle (EU as a real criminal law actor) in order to apply it properly, and be prepared for future development.

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