European Strategies Consulting

The J-CAP project aims at improving the execution of FD 2008/947, through an awareness raising approach, but also through the development of practical material (e.g., guidance booklet, contextualised glossary, updated software) to facilitate the execution of 947’s instrument) – having judges and magistrates as its primary target group, but also involving lawyers.


  • to lay the groundwork for successfully supporting judges and magistrates, but also lawyers (on a second level) in executing FD 2008/947.
  • to contribute to an increased capacity among practitioners to use the above-referred Framework Decision, deepened understanding of its goals and operational aspects, as well as of other EU MSs systems and available measures.
  • reflection among practitioners, which will, in turn, support a higher degree of harmonisation between legal and judicial cultures.
  • Lastly, the fourth project objective is to support the rehabilitation and respect for the rights of foreign individuals on probation while simultaneously reiterating the relevance of judicial cooperation instruments in this respect.

 J-CAP’s activities will highlight the importance of the instrument and fundamental issues that hinder its successful implementation, and work towards deeper cooperation between judicial authorities, thus contributing to the “alignment of the Member States’ administrative practices in relation to the relevant legislation”. By fostering “strengthened cooperation and exchange of information between competent national authorities”, the project ultimately advances the objective of more effective and holistic rehabilitation policies and practices. At least 276 stakeholders will be directly reached by the project.

Guidance Booklet on FD 2008/947


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