The Siracusa Institute is the ad hoc mandated body of the Italian High Judicial Council (CSM) supporting the scientific and logistical management of the Twinning Project “Strengthening Efficiency, Accountability and Transparency of the Judicial and Prosecutorial System in Kosovo”, funded by the European Commission. The project is conducted by the Italian High Judicial Council in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Justice; the French Ministry of Justice is junior partner of Italy, represented by Justice Coopération Internationale (JCI). The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the Rule of Law in Kosovo by strengthening the independence, efficiency, transparency and sustainability of the judiciary and prosecutorial system. The specific objectives are: i) increase the efficiency of Kosovo Prosecutorial Council (KPC) and Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC), including the Special Prosecutors Office in Kosovo (SPRK); ii) both Councils should introduce effectively a clear mechanism for the career development of judges and prosecutors; iii) increase the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of courts and prosecutions.
The project will last 30 months, until March 2019.