The Justice Programme aims to foster mutual recognition and mutual trust between Member States*.

It promotes judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters, helps train judges and other legal practitioners and facilitates effective access to justice for individuals and businesses throughout Europe. The programme also supports EU action to tackle drugs. The Justice programme has been put in place to ensure that Union law is fully and consistently applied.

The total budget allocated to the programme for the 2014-2020 period is €378 million.

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