Welcome to EUCOJUST aisbl
EUCOJUST stands for "International Association for European Cooperation on Justice and Home Affairs”. EUCOJUST is a not for profit international association created in 2004 under Belgian law. EUCOJUST is independent from EU governments or private interests.
The objective of EUCOJUST is to facilitate the cooperation among European enforcement authorities on issues related to Justice and Home Affairs (JHA). EUCOJUST specialises on issues related to measures against pharmaceutical crime and falsified medicines. EUCOJUST approaches pharmaceutical crime from a health perspective, separated to any trade or intellectual property interests.
EUCOJUST created a European network of enforcement investigators and implemented several European projects:
Pharmacrime 1 (2010) focused on practical investigation cases and identification of good practice in the field of investigations against falsified medicines. Pharmacrime 1 was co-funded by the European Commission (DG Home)
Pharmacrime 2 (2012) focused on the specific issue of investigations on falsified medicines sold over the internet. It organised several meetings and developed a “European guide on falsified medicines sold over the internet” to the attention of police investigators. Pharmacrime 2 was co-funded by the European Commission (DG Home)
Pharmacrime 3 (2014) focused on the legal supply chain. The project organised a European conference at INTERPOL 2014. The project developed a European Guide for investigators in charge of investigations against criminal groups attempting to penetrate the legal supply chain with falsified medicines. The guide was translated into 12 European languages and disseminated to all EU relevant authorities. Pharmacrime 3 was co-funded by the European Commission (DG Home)
Pharmacrime 4 (2014 – 2015) focuses on raising awareness of judges and prosecutors on recent legislations on falsified medicines and on the management of international investigations. The project will develop a European guide for judges and prosecutors and will organise a specific training meeting.
The participation of European experts to the Pharmacrime events organised by Eucojust was mentioned in an independent report assessing G8 commitments on measures against counterfeit medical products. See section "health" of the online report http://www.g7.utoronto.ca/evaluations/2012compliance/index.html
Participants at the first Pharmacrime conference