FORCE Project Launch

The EU-funded project “Freezing ORders and Confiscation orders: Effort for common standards” (FORCE) will support the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2018/1805 on the mutual recognition of confiscation and freezing orders by investigating the successes and failures of the reform since its passage in 2018.

FORCE is a collaborative effort between the University of Turin, the Center for the Study of Democracy, the Research Innovation and Development Lab, the University of Maribor and the University of Luxembourg. The project will investigate international variation in the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2018/1805 with the aim of promoting greater judicial cohesion and cooperation at the EU level.

To address issues stemming from a lack of professional knowledge or training, the project’s findings will be used to create an online database, a Massive Open Online Course, and a podcast offering legal practitioners, policy-makers, scholars and the general public essential information on freezing and confiscation procedures. The project will also use legal analysis and input from legal professionals in a number of member states to create a set of common practical standards and recommendations which will be disseminated to aid the reform’s implementation.

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