Priorities and activities to be funded
The aim of this call is to contribute to the effective and coherent application of EU criminal law in the area of the rights of persons suspected or accused of crime and to the preparation of new EU action.
The main priority is the implementation and practical application of the following instruments:
- Directive 2013/48 on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings;
- Directive (EU) 2016/343 on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at the trial in criminal proceedings.
Proposals for projects may also contribute to the preparation of EU action to further improve procedural rights of defendants (other than existing EU instruments), including through judicial remedies.
The Commission will also consider projects dealing with the implementation of the following instruments:
- Directive 2010/64 on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings;
- Directive 2012/13 on the right to information in criminal proceedings;
- Commission Recommendation C(2013) 8178/2 on safeguards for vulnerable persons suspected or accused in criminal proceedings;
- Commission Recommendation C(2013) 8179/2 on the right to legal aid in criminal proceedings.
Proposals whose main purpose is to assess the transposition of the above-listed legal instruments into national law are not a priority of this call.
2. Description of the activities to be funded under this topic
This call will cover the following activities:
Training activities can also be funded under this call, as long as they are of ancillary nature and not the main purpose of the project.
Projects ensuring maximum practical benefits and impact for the target groups will be more favourably assessed than theoretical projects consisting mainly of research and other analytical activities.
OJ L 294/1 of 6.11.2013
OJ L 65/1 of 11.3.2016
OJ L 280/1 of 26.10.2010
OJ L 142/1 of 1.6.2012
OJ C 378/8 of 24.12.2013
OJ C 378/11 of 24.12.2013