EUFJE cooperates closely with other networks of practitioners, such as the European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law, the European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment and EnviCrimeNet.
This includes launching joint projects and conferences.
In 2016 and 2017 the enforcement networks organised joint conferences to strengthen enforcement of EU environment and nature law and the compliance chain as a whole.
Supported by their key partner, the European Commission, these conferences have provided a forum for highlighting common challenges and practical solutions whilst examining case studies that help the less experienced to learn from more experienced practitioners.
Building upon the 2016 EU Environmental Crime Enforcement Network conference in Utrecht and the 2017 Successful Networks Conference 'Tackling Waste and Wildlife Crime in Europe' held in Oxford, IMPEL, EUFJE, ENPE and EnviCrimeNet are planning another 4 Networks Conference for the Autumn of 2021.
The objective is to emphasize that police, inspection, prosecution and the courts are part of one enforcement chain and can form a "fist" against environmental crime. The theme will be "organised environmental crime" because this is transversal and relevant to all actors.
IMPEL provides support for the organisation of our annual conference and our secretariat.
EUFJE participated in the SPIDERWEB / IMPEL Strategic Project to Increase the Detection and Disruption of Environmental Crime in the Western Balkans and formulated recommendations with respect to the functioning of the courts.
EUFJE delivered presentations during the IMPEL Annual Waste and TFS conference in Romania and the WasteForce Training in Portugal in 2019.
EUFJE is represented in the High-Level Advisory Board of the WasteForce project.
During the Brussels Conference in 2010, for the first time, the Forum brought together public prosecutors from the different members states of the EU. In doing so, the Forum was instrumental in the creation of the European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment (ENPE).
EUFJE is a partner in the LIFE project to develop the network and to undertake a programme of support for the operative work of prosecutors. The project aimed at improving compliance with EU Environmental Law by addressing uneven and incomplete implementation across Member States through improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of prosecutors and judges in combating environmental crime.
Working Group 4 – Sanctioning, Prosecution & Judicial Practice looked at ongoing practical issues around enforcement of the Environmental Crime Directive, and how best to tackle these through capacity building and other means. This WG was chaired by EUFJE in the person of Dr. Carole Billiet. The working group has published various interim reports and a final report with key observations and recommendations.