In a world which is digitalising rapidly and where the COVID-19 crisis has amplified the need to communicate online, Eurojust is launching its own channel on YouTube. This new communication platform will be used for a variety of messages and informative videos for the general public and particular audiences such as judicial practitioners.
The YouTube channel will feature video contributions on the core activities of Eurojust, the EU Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation, and the available judicial tools. The opening video will be a clip on the Webmaster case, where Eurojust played a major coordinating role in dismantling an international criminal network of traffickers in human beings.
The channel already plays a major role in the communication on the 5th EU Day against Impunity for War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity and Genocide on 23 May. Due to the protective measures of the Dutch government against the spread of the coronavirus, the planned event in The Hague cannot take place that day. Via contributions of, amongst others, the Croatian Presidency of the EU and the Commission on YouTube, the important message to combat impunity of war crimes and genocide can be communicated nevertheless.