Justice Programme 2014-2020 JUSTICE Closed!


The Programme shall finance actions with European added value which contribute to the further development of a European area of justice. To that end, the Commission shall ensure that the actions selected for funding are intended to produce results with European added value.
The general objective of the Programme shall be to contribute to the further development of a European area of justice based
on mutual recognition and mutual trust, in particular by promoting judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters.
  • To facilitate and support judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters;
  • To support and promote judicial training, including language training on legal terminology, with a view to fostering a common legal and judicial culture;
  • To facilitate effective access to justice for all, including to promote and support the rights of victims of crime, while respecting the rights of the defence;
  • To support initiatives in the field of drugs policy as regards judicial cooperation and crime prevention aspects closely linked to the general objective of the Programme, in so far as they are not covered by the Internal security fund for financial support for police cooperation, preventing and combating crime, and crisis management or by the Health for Growth Programme;


  • Enhancing public awareness and knowledge of Union law and policies;
  • Ensuring efficient judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters, improving knowledge of Union law, including substantive and procedural law, of judicial cooperation instruments and of the relevant case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Union, and of comparative law;
  • Supporting the effective, comprehensive and consistent implementation and application of Union instruments in the Member States and the monitoring and evaluation thereof;
  • Promoting cross-border cooperation, improving mutual knowledge and understanding of the civil and criminal law and the legal and judicial systems of the Member States and enhancing mutual trust;
  • Improving knowledge and understanding of potential obstacles to the smooth functioning of a European area of justice;
  • Improving the efficiency of judicial systems and their cooperation by means of information and communication technology, including the cross-border interoperability of systems and applications.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the programme is:

  • 377,60 Million EUR (Global Budget)