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Improving Detention Conditions at EU Level

  • Best Practice, Legislation and the Follow-Up to the European Commission’s Green Paper

, 1 June 2017 – 2 June 2017

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This final seminar in a series of five co-funded by the European Commission on issues related to detention will focus on the follow-up to the EU’s Green Paper on detention and the ongoing debate and developments surrounding it, as well as provide an update on the implementation and use of the relevant Framework Decisions.

Key topics

  • Follow-up to the EU Green Paper on the application of EU criminal justice legislation in the field of detention
  • State of play of EU action in the field of detention
  • Best practice in relation to supervision of detention conditions
  • Good practices in prison management
  • Update on the proper implementation of Framework Decisions 829, 909 and 947 and the European Arrest Warrant in relation to detention


Accommodation for a maximum of two nights (31 May -2 June 2017) up to €95 per night will be reimbursed by ERA upon receipt of the original receipts and invoices after the seminar.

Please note that these rules do not apply to representatives of EU Institutions and Agencies and all residents of non-EU states, who should cover their own accommodation. Participants should come from eligible EU Member States (the UK and Denmark do not participate in the Justice Programme 2014-2020).

Participants are asked to book their own travel, which will not be reimbursed, and accommodation.

Who should attend?

Judges, prosecutors, lawyers in private practice, ministry officials, and officials from judicial training institutions, prison administrations, the probation system and prison monitoring bodies.

Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups


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Conference Organisers
ERA (Ramin Farinpour) in cooperation with the Council of Europe, the European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris), the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights and the German National Agency for the Prevention of Torture

Ramin Farinpour

Elizabeth Klopocki






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