Fields of specialisation

EU area of freedom, security and justice; justice and security systems reforms; development of justice capacities in South Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean; International and EU criminal law, and in particular judicial and law enforcement cooperation in criminal matters, investigation and prosecution of cross-border organised crime, corruption, cybercrime and terrorism;

Professional experience

Constantin Virgil Ivan-Cucu (RO) joined, as Senior Lecturer, EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers in 2012.

Since 2016, he is the Key Expert for Judicial Capacity Building within the EuroMed Justice project founded by EU aiming to promote and implement a Euro-Mediterranean area of Justice and Security.

Constantin Virgil possess an impressive judicial career as Romanian Senior Prosecutor – Director for Judicial Cooperation, promoted to the Supreme Court of Justice as Judge, then Director for anti-corruption and crime in the Ministry of Justice and Inspector in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In these positions, he conducted and coordinated legal, judicial and diplomatic cooperation for his country in complex cases concerning counter-terrorism and organized crime in the Middle-East, Europe, America and South Africa. In South-East Europe, he was directly involved – as the Head of the Justice and Home Affairs Department within the Regional Cooperation Council, Sarajevo – in the development, implementation and coordination of strategies and policies for national and regional justice organisations and judicial networks.

Since 1995, Virgil played an active role in the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC). He was the Head of the Romanian Delegation at the UN Preparatory Committee sessions (1995-1998),  Plenipotentiary and Vice-President of the Committee of the Whole during the 1998 UN Diplomatic Conference in Rome, Romania representative at the ICC Assembly of States Parties (New York 2002, 2003 and The Hague 2004 and 2006).  

Within the International Association of Prosecutors, Virgil is a Senator and one of the founding members of the Association.

In his current position in EuroMed Justice, Virgil developed the vision and the strategic concept of cross-regional, Euro-Mediterranean cooperation in criminal and civil matters and pursued with its implementation including the creation of a sustainable cross-regional mechanism of judicial cooperation. In only one year of strategic advancement (2017-2018), EuroMed Justice established the experts group CrimEx and drafted the main instruments of cooperation: EuroMed Fiches, Legal and Gaps Analyses, Handbook on judicial cooperation and Digital Evidence Manual. The meeting of the EJN Contact Points with CrimEx members, and the first meeting of the EuroMed Forum of the Prosecutors General constitutes EuroMed historical events and milestones.

Virgil studied Law at Bucharest University and completed his education at the Diplomatic Institute, University Carol I for National Defence and the Marshall European Centre for Security Studies, Germany.