Zagreb, Croatia, 11-12 April 2019





Conference languages: Croatian - English




Hotel Westin

Ul. Izidora Kršnjavog 1, 10 000, Zagreb, Croatia

Phone: +385 (0) 1 4892 000





Arrival Day: Wednesday, 10 April

19,30 - 22,00 Opening dinner             

Thursday, 11 April

8,30-9,00 Registration

9,00-9,30 Opening session with Welcome Addresses 

Zlata Đurđević, President of the Croatian Association of Criminal Sciences and Practice
Mato Palić, Envoy of the President of the Republic of Croatia
Dražen Bošnjaković, Croatian Minister of Justice
Dražen Jelenić, State Attorney-General of the Republic of Croatia
Dražen Tripalo, Judge, Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia
Igor Gliha, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb


Session I: Europeanisation of criminal prosecution: institutional   challenges at national and EU level 

Chairperson:  Marin Bonačić, University of Zagreb, Croatia



9,30-9,45 Sani Ljubičić, Deputy State Attorney-General of the Republic of Croatia

9,45-10,00  Katalin Ligeti, Dean of the University of Luxembourg

10,00-10,15 Anže Erbežnik, European parliament, Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) 

10,15-10,30 Valsamis Mitsilegas, Professor, Queen Mary, University of London
10,30-11,00 Coffee break

11,00-12,00 Reactions and Comments

Dražen Tripalo, Judge, Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia
Elizabeta Ivičević Karas, Professor, University of Zagreb, 
Christoffer Wong, University of Lund, Sweden
Matko Pajčić, Assistant Professor, University of Split
Richard Atkins, Solicitor, England and Wales

12,00-12,30 Reactions from the Plenary

12,30-14,00 Lunch break

Session II: Integration of the EPPO in the national criminal justice systems: procedural challenges

Chairperson: Elizabeta Ivičević Karas, Professor, University of Zagreb



14,00-14,15 Zlata Đurđević, Professor, University of Zagreb

14,15-14,30 Hans-Holger Herrnfeld, Special Advisor in the DG Criminal Law on the EPPO, German Federal Ministry of Justice, former German National Member of Eurojust

14,30-14,45 Primož Gorkič, Professor, University of Ljubljana

14,45-15,00 Sofie Vanden Borre, Belgian Ministry of Justice
15,00-15,30 Coffee break

15,30-16,30 Reactions and Comments

Miranda E. de Meijer, Professor, University of Amsterdam and Public Prosecutions Office, Netherlands 
Gordana Lažetić, Professor, University of Skopje
Laura Valković, Attorney at Law, Zagreb
Zoran Burić, Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb 
Ante Novokmet, Assistant Professor, University of Osijek

16,30-17,00 Reactions from the Plenary


Friday, 12 April

Session III: External relations of the EPPO: cooperation challenges with the states and EU agencies

Chairperson: Francesco de Angelis,  Hon. Director General of the European Commission

9,30-9,45 John Vervaele, Professor, University of Utrecht

9,45-10,00 Nicholas Franssen, Ministry of Justice and Security, Netherlands

10,00-10,15 Anne Weyembergh, Professor, ULB (Institute for European Studies) and Coordinator of ECLAN   

10,15-10,30 Oliver Landwehr, OLAF

10,30-11,00 Coffee break

11,00-12,00 Reactions and Comments

Boštjan Škrlec, EUROJUST, National member for Slovenia
Rajka Vlahović, former UK Deputy National Member at EUROJUST
Marijo Rošić, EUROPOL, Liaison Officer for Croatia 
Celine Nowak, Professor, Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences
Pedro Caeiro, Professor, University of Coimbra

12,00-12,30 Reactions from the plenary

12,30-14,00 Lunch break

Session IV: Integration of the EPPO in the Croatian criminal justice system: institutional and procedural challenges

Chairperson: Zlata Đurđević, University of Zagreb

14,00-15,30 Panel

Ivan Crnčec, Croatian Ministry of Justice 
Ivo Josipović, Professor, University of Zagreb
Petar Novoselec, Professor, University of Zagreb
Maja Munivrana Vajda, Associated Professor, University of Zagreb
Danka Hržina, Croatian State’s Attorney Office

Reactions from the plenary and discussion

15,30-15,45 Coffee Break

15,45-17,15 Panel

Marin Bonačić, Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb
Stjepan Gluščić, Professor, Police Academy 
Željko Karas, Associated Professor, Police Academy, Zagreb
Marija Pleić, Assistant Professor, University of Split
Marijana Konforta, researcher, HRZZ Projects “Croatian Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters in the EU and the region: Heritage of the Past and Challenges of the Future”

Reactions from the plenary and discussion

17,15-17,30 Concluding remarks