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Massive Online Open Course - RePers Project

The RePers research consortium has developed an e-learning tool providing the necessary tools to cope with Framework Decisions 2008/909/JHA,

2008/947/JHA and 2009/829/JHA, and with the challenges that they pose.


The tool is a MOOC which can be easily and freely accessed at the following link:



The first unit focuses on the development of the EU integration process and on judicial cooperation in criminal matters in particular.

Attention is paid to the notions of mutual trust and mutual recognition, which constitute the conceptual bases

for judicial cooperation mechanisms across the EU.


The following units focus on the presentation of the distinctive features of the Framework Decisions concerned.

The relevant procedures and the respective roles and responsibilities of the actors involved -

both under EU law and domestic (Italian, Romanian and Spanish) implementing legislations - are explained.


The course also addresses the highly disputed notion of social rehabilitation, which is key in particular

for the implementation of Framework Decisions 2008/909/JHA and 2008/947/JHA.


The following unit considers some of the practical difficulties stemming from the implementation

of cross-border transfers of prisoners under Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA and discusses the possible ways forward.


The last unit is devoted to Framework Decision 2008/947/JHA and Framework Decision 2009/829/JHA.

It provides an in-depth analysis of the content and the functioning of these instruments,

which are mutually complementary and contribute to the development of an ever advanced

system of European judicial cooperation in criminal matters.


Each unit includes additional materials, such as summaries, relevant legislation and case law.

Please feel free to contact the research team for queries and for the possible use of this course for professional training.