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This is one in the series of free Raadzaal Lectures entitled “Finding a home for your talent”. The lectures form part of the Hague Talent Hub presentations at the 2020 Fair.

Discover how Eurojust the EU Agency for Criminal Justice, supports prosecutors around Europe to solve international cases of serious, cross-border crime.

In today’s connected world, criminals increasingly often form international networks to commit systematic, serious crimes, such as fraud, human trafficking, theft, drugs smuggling and terrorist actions.

In the EU, each Member State controls its national police and justice systems to bring such criminals to justice and the police can never act alone. To uncover and investigate cross-border crime, national judicial authorities around Europe therefore have to work closely together.

Eurojust, the EU Agency for Criminal Justice, is a unique hub where prosecutors from all EU Member States and beyond get hands-on, practical assistance to exchange information, draw up common strategies and coordinate and monitor joint action days.

In 2019, Eurojust provided practical support to over 7,800 investigations and, case by case, helped create a safer Europe by helping judicial authorities take drugs and weapons off the streets, stopping human trafficking networks and stripping criminals off illegal profits.

Join this presentation to find out more about Eurojust and the career profiles we work with.

TIME: 13:00 -13:30

LOCATION: RAADZAAL UPSTAIRS (The Hague Council Chambers)


Lousewies van der Laan is head of the Corporate Affairs Unit of Eurojust, responsible for institutional and international relations, as well as corporate governance.  Her career in international public service includes the European Commission, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Criminal Court, where she was chief of staff to the President. She served as a member of the Netherlands Parliament and the European Parliament. She has a law degree from Leiden University, a diploma in International Economics from SAIS and an International Baccalaureate from the United World College of the American West. She has been a member of the Board of the Internet Corporation for assigned Names and Numbers and is on the Advisory council of Alert Online, the Dutch campaign for cybersecurity.


This is one of a series of free lectures entitled “Finding a home for your talent” which form part of the Talent Hub presentations of the 2020 Fair. You can view the full programme here:

Raadzaal Lecture Series

12:00 Inventing the Futures of Education
By Etienne F. Augé, Principle Lecturer, Erasmus University of Rotterdam

13:00 Eurojust: Criminal Justice Across Borders
By Lousewies van der Laan, Head of Corporate Affairs, Eurojust

14:00 Careers in Intergovernmental Organisations
By Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

15:00 How can we connect world class students with the professional work field?
An informal debate hosted by Students from World Class The Hague and International Community Platform (ICP)


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