The Final Conference of the EuroMed Justice II Project took place on 1 March 2011 in Brussels. This conference was attended by 7 delegations of the 9 South Mediterranean ENPI countries as well as by represenatives of several EU Member States. The opening speech was delivered by Mr Marcus Cornaro, Director of the Directorate A "Europe, Southern Mediterranean, Middle-East and Neighbourhood Policy", DG EuropeAid Development and Cooperation, European Commission, Brussels.
The conference offered the opportunity to the members of the Project Team to give an overview of the various activities carried out during the 39 months of the project (January 2008-March 2011) as well as of the activities - training sessions and study visits - developed during the 2nd phase of the project. Lastly, a study on "Access to Justice in the Mediterranean Partner Countries", carried out between September 2010 and February 2011, was presented by the expert Julien Lhuillier.
The concluding session was devoted to a tour de table during which the participants made a positive evaluation of the project development and expressed the wish to be able to continue their cooperation and exchange and to further deepen some of the topics addressed in the framework of the forthcoming EuroMed Justice III Project for which a tender has been issued by the European Commission. The inception phase of this project should be launched in July 2011.