b'European UnionUnin Europeaeducation to support the development of professional skills. Consequently,deberan mejorar la oferta de formacin sobre legislacin de la UE, ya more justice professionals should attend training on EU law and trainingsea nacional o transfronteriza, (co)financiada por la UE o no. Esto se providers should improve the EU law training on offer, whether national oraplica a todos los profesionales de la justicia que aplican la legislacin cross-border, EU (co-)funded or not. This applies to all justice professionalsde la UE, incluidos principalmente jueces, fiscales y personal judicial, who apply EU law, including primarily judges, prosecutors and court staff,pero tambin profesiones como abogados, notarios, agentes judiciales, but also professions such as lawyers, notaries, bailiffs, mediators, legalmediadores, intrpretes/traductores jurdicos, peritos judiciales y, en interpreters/translators, court experts, and in certain situations prison staffdeterminadas situaciones, personal penitenciario y oficiales de libertad and probation officers. condicional. La formacin del personal penitenciario y de los oficiales de The training of prison staff and probation officers is crucial to upholdinglibertad condicional es crucial para defender los derechos fundamentales fundamental rights during detention and consolidating their key roledurante la detencin y para consolidar su papel clave en la prevencin de la in preventing radicalisation in prisons, and ensuring the success ofradicalizacin en las prisiones y para garantizar el xito de los programas rehabilitation programmes. At the same time, they also need to be awarede rehabilitacin. Al mismo tiempo, tambin deben tener conocimiento de of EU policies, in particular on prisoner transfers, probation, alternativelas polticas de la UE, en particular sobre las transferencias de presos, la sanctions, supervision, drug-related legislation and other issues in prisons. libertad condicional, las sanciones alternativas, la supervisin, la legislacin The strategy includes a new tool, currently in a test phase with recognisedrelacionada con las drogas y otras cuestiones en prisiones.EU-level training providers: the European Training Platform3. It is a searchLa estrategia incluye una nueva herramienta, actualmente en fase de tool for justice professionals who want to train themselves in EU law.prueba con proveedores de formacin reconocidos en el mbito de la UE: It advertises training courses on EU law and training materials for self- la Plataforma Europea de Formacin3. Es una herramienta de bsqueda learning and use by trainers. I encourage JUSTICE TRENDS Magazinepara los profesionales de la justicia que quieran formarse en el Derecho de readers to use it. la UE. Anuncia cursos de formacin sobre Derecho de la UE y materiales de formacin para el autoaprendizaje y el uso por parte de los formadores. Animo a los lectores de la revista JUSTICE TRENDS a utilizarla.JT: Following the topic of facilitating and improving judicial cooperation and the development of the justice area, the Mission Letter that the President of the Commission addressed to you states that "() you must also study how to make the most of new digital technologies to improve the efficiency and functioning of our judicial systems".4 How do you support accelerated digitalisation of justice systems, especially given that the pandemic may have had a boosting effect in digital transformation processes? DR: The European Union has supported Member States in their endeavours towards digitalisation of national justice systems for a long time. However, it is true that the difficulties experienced by the justice systems of Member States during the COVID-19 pandemic meant that we had to accelerate the digital transition. I will mention a couple of examples.Last December, we adopted a Communication on the DigitalisationEC - Audiovisual ServiceEuropean Union, 2020of Justice in the EU. This strategy outlines the main objectives for theDiscussion between Commissioner Reynders and Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner development of a digital European justice and proposes a toolbox offor Home Affairs at the weekly meeting of the von der Leyen Commission, in which they measures to foster the digitalisation of justice both at the national anddiscussed data and artificial intelligence strategies, among other topics. 19 February 2020.cross-border level.Conversacin entre el comisario Reynders e Ylva Johansson, comisaria europea de Asuntos de Interior en la reunin semanal de la Comisin von der Leyen, en la que se debatieron estrategias With regard to EU financial support, the Recovery and Resilience Facilityde datos e inteligencia artificial, entre otros temas. 19 de febrero de 2020.is our main COVID recovery instrument. I personally called on Member States to plan ambitious digitalisation reforms and investments. MemberJT: Siguiendo el tema de facilitar y mejorar la cooperacin judicial y el States could also benefit from the 2021-2027 cohesion policy funds anddesarrollo del rea de justicia, la Carta de Misin que la Presidenta de la the Justice programme. Comisin le dirigi dice que () tambin debe estudiar cmo aprovechar las Our support is not only financial, but is also provided through legislativenuevas tecnologas digitales para mejorar la eficiencia y el funcionamiento measures to facilitate interoperability between national systems andde nuestros sistemas judiciales.4remove legal barriers to digitalisation. The Commission recently adoptedCmo apoya la digitalizacin acelerada de los sistemas judiciales, a legislative proposal on sustainable management and maintenanceespecialmente dado que la pandemia puede haber tenido un efecto of the e-CODEX system. This system is an essential and importantimpulsor en los procesos de transformacin digital? component for the interoperable and secure exchange of information and data between national courts and competent authorities in cross-borderDR: La Unin Europea ha apoyado a los Estados miembros en sus esfuerzos judicial proceedings. Member States have free access to e-CODEX. Bypor la digitalizacin de los sistemas nacionales de justicia durante mucho the end of this year, the Commission is aiming to table a major reformtiempo. Sin embargo, es cierto que las dificultades experimentadas por proposal for the digitalisation of EU cross-border judicial cooperation inlos sistemas de justicia de los Estados miembros durante la pandemia de civil, commercial and criminal matters. This proposal is a further step inla COVID-19 hicieron que tuviramos que acelerar la transicin digital. modernising judicial cooperation procedures and in making them moreMencionar un par de ejemplos.efficient and resilient to crises. El pasado mes de diciembre adoptamos una Comunicacin sobre la I am confident that the ambitious Commission agenda, and the sharedDigitalizacin de la Justicia en la UE. Esta estrategia esboza los principales commitment of Member States to bring justice into the new digital era,objetivos para el desarrollo de una justicia europea digital y propone una through better use of technologies, will be to the direct benefit to ourcaja de herramientas de medidas para fomentar la digitalizacin de la citizens, legal practitioners, businesses, and the rule of law as a whole. justicia tanto en el mbito nacional como transfronterizo.3 https://e-justice.europa.eu/european-training-platform/3 https://e-justice.europa.eu/european-training-platform/ 4 von der Leyen, U. (1 de diciembre de 2019). Carta de misin Didier Reynders, Comisario de Justicia. 4 von der Leyen, U. (1 Dec 2019). Mission letter Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice. https://bit.ly/3fYhxpl https://bit.ly/3fYhxpl1 4 JUSTICE TRENDS //Semester / Semestre 12021'