1 Europass Curriculum Vitae Personal information Surname(s) / First name(s) Address(es) Telephone(s) Fax(es) Nationality ZIMIANITIS Dimitrios Amaseias 8-10, 11634, Athens Greece Greek Mobile: Date of birth Gender Male Desired employment / Occupational field Work experience October 2014 onwards Substitute Head of the Athens Public Prosecutor s Office at the Court of First Instance (2 years term of office) February 2014 onwards Member of the OLAF Supervisory Committee (3 years term of office) European Commission May 2008 onwards Member of the judiciary (Senior Public Prosecutor) Criminal law enforcement (criminal prosecution, participation to criminal trials, supervision of the execution of criminal sanctions, legal remedies), administration of criminal Court Units Public Prosecutor s Office at the Athens Court of First Instance (Proin Sxoli Evelpidon, 12252, Athen Criminal Justice System June 2002-may 2008 Justice and Home Affairs Counselor attached to the Permanent Representation of Greece to the European Union
2 Education and training - -Participating, either as representative or as a counselor, to the EU Council and the Commission legislative working groups dealing with Third Pillar issues at different levels (cooperation on criminal justice, substantive criminal law etc, multidisciplinary working group on organized crime, CATS, COREPER II, JHA Council). -preparing and supporting the Committee of Article 36 (CATS), the Permanent Representatives gro (COREPER II) meetings on Justice and Home Affairs agendas, and also of the Justice and Home Affairs Council meetings -participating at multilevel meetings during the Greek Presidency of the Council (first semester of 2003) and chairing relevant Justice and Home Affairs Counselors working group at the same period Permanent Representation of Greece to the EU, rue J. de Lalaing, 1040, Brussels Consultant to the permanent representative of Greece to the EU November 1999-june 2002 Member of the judiciary (Deputy Public Prosecutor) Criminal law enforcement (criminal prosecution, participation to criminal trials, supervision of the execution of criminal sanctions, legal remedies) Public Prosecutor s Office at the Athens Court of First Instance Criminal Justice System March june 1998 Lawyer Legal consultant in civil and criminal law cases, appearing before the Courts of First Instance and th Courts of Appeal Athens barrister Association, Akadimias 60, 10679, Athens Independent worker March 1993-september 1994 Trainee lawyer Drawing up legal documents, preparing civil and criminal law cases at the pre-trial stage, appearing before the Courts of First Instance under the supervision of a lawyer P. Papatsikis (lawyer), H. Trikoupi 7 A, 10678, Athens Employee June 1998-october Theoretical education of one year [comprising : (a) theoretical courses on a wide range of law branches, as civil, criminal, commercial, administrative, constitutional, human rights and internationa law, (b) issuing of draft decrees, (c) attending seminars on a variety of justice related topics, such as philosophy and sociology of law, judicial psychology, political science, criminology, (d) attending courses on foreign languages, use of computers etc.]. -vocational and practical training of 6 months, organized on the basis of attending trials at the Court First Instance, issuing draft decrees on model cases under the supervision of members of the judicia of distinguished expertise National School of Judges, Terma Foinika, PO 22, 55102, Thessaloniki February 1995-june 1998 Diploma in Sociology
3 -principles of sociology, methodology of social sciences, criminology, political economy, political sociology, statistics, psychology, crime prevention, methodology and techniques of sociological research, social anthropology, substantive and procedural criminal law, sociology of law, sociolog mass media, political science, victimology etc. Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences, Athens September 1986-january Diploma in law -civil law, substantive and procedural criminal law, administrative law, commercial law, European Union law, criminology, sociology of law, political science, international law, international criminal l comparative law etc. Law School, University of Athens July 2004 onwards Working on a Ph.D, having as a thesis title the principle of mutual recognition of criminal decisions the European Union. Acquis, problems and perspectives Law School, University of Athens September 1995-june 1997 Master s Degree in Criminology -particular issues of substantive and procedural criminal law, human rights protection, wide range of specialized issues of Criminology, international criminal law, philosophy of Law etc. Law School, University of Athens December 1993-july 1995 Master s Degree in Criminal Law -wide range of particular issues of substantive and procedural criminal law, Criminology, juvenile delinquency prevention, international human rights law etc. Law School, Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki Personal skills and competences Mother tongue(s) Greek Other language(s) Self-assessment Understanding Speaking Writing European level (*) Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production english B2 C1 B2 B2 french B1 B2 B1 B1 (*) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
4 Social skills and competences -team work : -As a member of OLAF Supervisory Committee (SC), having taken office as fr February 2014, I participate to at least 10 plenary meetings per year, over agendas focused reinforcing OLAF S independence and monitoring of the investigative functions of the Offi according to Regulation No 883/2013. As a rapporteur to a number of the Committee s Opinion collaborate and work occasionally with a team of SC Secretariat members and Commissio officials. My task also implies participation to inter-institutional actions (presentation to Council, EP Commission formats of the activities of the SC on an annual basis, participation to the ann exchange of views with the Institutions meeting as provided by article 16 of Regulation 883/2013 etc - During my 6 years attachment to the Permanent Representation of Greece to the EU, as a J Counselor ( ), I participated in an almost daily basis, to the various working groups deal with cooperation in criminal matters, convened by Council or the Commission, and have, therefo improved high skills of communicating, mediating and reaching agreement on legislative, criminal la texts. -experience in EU human rights policy : During the six years of my attachment to the Perman Representation of Greece to the EU, as a JHA Counselor, I have attained a high degree of experien on human rights protection matters, the EU policies and legislative priorities thereof [amongst othe have, indeed, attended, as member of the greek delegation, the meetings of the EU Council work groups, which : (a) delivered the Council Regulation (EC) No 168/2007 on the FRA and (b) examin the Framerork-Decisions on combating racism and xenophobia and on certain procedural rights criminal proceedings], as well as on the function of the EU institutions. -intercultural skills : (a) Acting as a member of the (5 members) OLAF Supervisory Committee sin February 2014, I work under a multinational schema in view of achieving a result of comm understanding and acceptance in order to better monitor the Office s investigative function. (b) During my attachment to the Permanent Representation of Greece to the EU, I have experienc daily work in an EU institutions environment (different formats of EU Council working grou European Commission workshops and working groups etc) and I have, in particular during the Gre Presidency of the Council (first semester of 2003), chaired the Justice and Home Affairs Counselo working group.
5 Organisational skills and competences -My duties as a public prosecutor involve the administration of criminal justice system issues (mak part of the day-to-day function of a judicial service of a large scale) and a high degree responsibilities and relevant competences -I present, on an annual basis, to the students of the National School of Judges, the acquis in the of the European area of Justice, Liberty and Security. -During my six years attachment to the permanent Representation of Greece to the EU, I ha participated, as a main speaker, in several seminars and conferences on Third Pillar and other issu of criminal nature (Eurojust, European arrest warrant, judicial cooperation in criminal matters, mon laundering, criminal protection of free competition), [e.g. (1) Seminars on the European Arr Warrant and the Eurojust Unit, held in Athens in 2003, during the Greek Presidency of the Counci the European Union, (2) Seminars on the Eurojust Unit and on the police and judicial co-operat in Criminal Matters in the EU (Thessaloniki 2002, 2005), (3) Seminar on the Judicial cooperation civil and criminal matters, organized by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), under GROTIUS Programme on the training of EU Court officials in the recent developments in the procedural law (London, 2003), (5) in Twinning Programmes in Bosnia-Herzegovina (2006) and Albania (2006), (7) TAIEX organized programmes in Cyprus (2007)]. -I have to day participated, as a main speaker, in several seminars and conferences on a variety criminal justice oriented issues [e.g. (1) domestic violence (Kavala 2009), (2) preliminary crimi investigation (Athens 2011), (3) plea bargaining (Athens 2013), (4) the new Draft of Crimi Procedure Code (Pyrgos 2014), -As chairman of the Council of the European Union Working Group on Cooperation in Crimi Matters (COPEN), during the Greek Presidency of the Council) (first semester of 2014), I had responsibility and schedule of the all relevant legislative work on the Draft Regulation on establishment of the European Public Prosecutor s Office (EPPO). - As a member of the OLAF Supervisory Committee (SC), being a rapporteur on several Opinio issued annually, I schedule, overview and administer the work of the SC Secretariat and collabor with a number of officials thereof. -As a Substitute Head of the Athens Public Prosecutor s Office at the Court of First Instance, I sha the responsibility of administering a judicial service of a remarkable climax (130 public prosecut and over 400 public servants of assisting duties). This is a task that implies managerial skills of a h quality and moreover the ability to serve efficiently the interest of Justice. Computer skills and competences Competent with Microsoft Office programmes (word processing, power point), , internet.
6 Additional information A. Substitute Head of the Athens Public Prosecutor s Office at the Court of First Instance (1-10 onwards, 2 years term of office) B. Member of the Supervisory Committee of OLAF/European Commission ( onwards) C. Replacement member of the Supervisory Committee of OLAF/European Commission (Decis of of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission, OJ L 26, 28-1 D. National Contact Point for Hate Crimes to OSCE ( ) E. Porte-parole of the Public Prosecutor s Office at the Athens Court of First Instance (2012 onwards) E. General Secretary of the Greek Public Prosecutors Association (2012 onwards). F. Publications and editions, comprising : (i) Articles on issues related with cooperation in criminal matters in the European Union and notes Greek Law Journals [e.g. (a) «Ποινική Δικαιοσύνη» ( Criminal Justice ), Issues 1998 ( extradition of Union citizens in view of decision of the ECJ on the case C-348/96 ), 1999, 2002, 2003 ( The Green Book of the Europe Commission on certain procedural rights in criminal proceedings in the EU ), 2004, 2005 ( Europe Fundamental Rights Agency ), 2006 ( Green Book of the European Commission on the presumpt of innocence, Framework-Decision on the european supervision order in pre-trial proceedings in European Union ), 2007 ( Framework-Decision on the recognition and supervision of suspended a alternative sanctions in the EU, Directive on the protection of the environment through criminal la Institutional changes in the European Area of Justice, Liberty and Security in view of the Refo Treaty ), 2008 ( Decisions of the Council on the reinforcing Eurojust and the European Judic Network ), 2009 («Framework-Decision on the management of conflicts of juristiction»), 2010 ( Stocholm Programme : Perspectives and policies of the European LJS area for the period »), 2013 ( The new institutional architecture of the European Criminal Area: The perspective setting up a European Public Prosecutor s Office ), ( The new Preliminary examination of crimi cases ), (b) «Ελληνική Επιθεώρηση Ευρωπαϊκού Δικαίου» ( Greek Review of European Law ), Issues 19 ( questions on the implementation of the ECHR and the UN International Covenant on Civil a Political Rights by the greek courts ), 2001 ( compensation of persons unjustly convicted in view of recent decisions of the European Court of Human Rights ), 2002 ( the right of access to the court appeal and the court of cassation in view of certain decisions of the greek court of cassation and European Court of Human Rights ), 2003 ( evolutions in the protection of fundamental rights in European Area of Liberty, Security and Justice, through the deliberations of the Convention on European Constitutional Treaty ), 2007 ( issues of criminal interest in the field of the protection of fr competition ), (c) «Ελληνική Δικαιοσύνη» ( Greek Justice ), Issues 1999 ( The Recommendation (87)18 of Coun of Europe on the Criminal Justice System ), 2003 ( the introduction of managerial methods in Criminal Justice System and the reinforcement of non carceral sanctions, according to the rec Council of Europe Recommendations ), (d) «Ποινικά Χρονικά» ( Poinika Chronika ), Issues 2003 ( the contribution of the judicial unit Euroj to the creation of a European area of protection for human rights ), 2006 ( disfunctions of cooperation in criminal matters in the European Union ), 2008 ( the contribution of the EJC to creation of the European Area of Justice, Liberty and Security ), 2010 («New tendencies of intens cooperation in the European JLS area under the Lisbon Treaty» ) (e) «Δίκαιο Επιχειρήσεων και Εταιριών» (Company Law), Issue 1999, (f) «Νομικό Βήμα» ( Nomiko Vima ), Issue 2000, (g) «Υπεράσπιση» ( Defence ), Issue 1999 ( home leave as a measure of alleviating the unpropitio consequences of incarceration ), (h) «Δικαιώματα του Ανθρώπου» ( Human Rights ), Issue 2004 ( the implementation of the Europe arrest Warrant and the protection of human rights )] and (ii) books : (a) Judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters in the European Union (Sakkou ed. 2006) and (b) judicial cooperation in criminal justice in the European Union (Sakkoulas