The EuroMed Justice III project funded by the EU with a budget of € 5 million over the period 2011-2014, follows the success of EuroMed Justice I and II such as the development of a Euro-Mediterranean area of cooperation in the field of justice by supporting the development of the partners’ capacity and backing the modernisation of justice, including an improved access to justice.

This project is being implemented by a consortium led by the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) and composed of FIIAPP (Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas), IRZ (Deutsche Stiftung für Internationale Rechtliche Zusammenarbeit) and SOFRECO (Société Française de Réalisation d´Etudes et de Conseil). EIPA Barcelona is the Programme Management Unit for the EuroMed Justice III Project.

The beneficiaries of this project are the ENPI South countries and territories: the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Israel, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Lebanon, the Kingdom of Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, the Syrian Arab Republic (formally part of the project even if there is a partial and temporary suspension of the EuroMed Justice III project in terms of Syrian participation), the Republic of Tunisia and Libya, as new ENPI South Beneficiary Country of the Project.

The EuroMed Justice III project will in particular address issues related to the themes of Access to justice and legal aid, Resolution of cross-border family conflicts and Criminal and penitentiary law.

The project activities consist in carrying out Working Groups and Training sessions and in organising Study visits covering the 3 components of the project. Research Reports, Handbooks and Training Modules will also be produced during the project lifecycle.