AIAKOS Programme: more than 230 future and early-career judges and prosecutors visit judicial schools across the EU

More than 230 future and early-career judges and prosecutors from ten European countries participated in the spring session of the 2023 AIAKOS programme.

Applications to EJTN Regional Exchange programme are now open

To support judicial cooperation between neighbouring courts from two different EU Member States, EJTN has developed a dedicated training offer: the EJTN Regional Exchanges. Participants can foster mutual trust and cooperation at the local level, establish long-term cooperation relationships, and solve practical problems arising from cross-border cases.

Team Italy wins the semi-final of the 2023 THEMIS competition in Budapest

The 2023 edition of the THEMIS Competition kicked off last week with the Semi-Final A on EU and European Criminal Procedure. The Semi-Final was hosted at the Office of the Prosecutor General in Budapest. Seven European teams engaged in three days of innovative presentations and challenging debates about EU law.

Registrations to the 2023 edition of Judges@Europe Forum are now open

The European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) is honoured to invite judges of the European Union to the second edition of the judges@europe forum to be held on 25-27 October 2023 at the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights in Syracuse, Italy. Application is open to all judges in the EU through a self-application process.

EJTN's Secretary General participates at the 14th Conference of the NADAL Network. Objective : increase participation in EJTN’s activities by disseminating information on our training offer addressed, especially to (chief) prosecutors’offices and on the fight against financial crimes

The EJTN, represented by its General Secretary, Ingrid Derveaux, participated in the 14th Conference of the Network of Public Prosecutors or equivalent institutions at the Supreme Judicial Courts of the Member States of the European Union (NADAL Network).

EJTN experts participate in the European Commission’s conference on the digitalisation of justice

On 28 April 2023, EJTN took part in the online conference organised by the European Commission on “Judicial training: the right skills to embrace the digitalisation of justice”.

Delegation of the French National School of Clerks visits EJTN

On 25 and 26 April, EJTN received a delegation from the French National School of Clerks, led by its Director, Véronique Court. The objective of the meeting was to evaluate the participation of the School in the different activities of the Network and discuss future cooperation actions.

The application period for EJTN 2023 study visits is open. Apply before 15 May 2023

The EJTN Exchange Programme is pleased to open the second call for applications for study visits taking place in the second semester of 2023. EJTN’s study visits are open to judges, prosecutors, court and prosecution staff and judicial trainers from EJTN Members and Associate Members.

EJTN one-hour lunch webinars: learning EU law during your lunchtime

EJTN’s One-hour lunch webinars are ideal for judges, prosecutors and court staff interested in learning and discussing current topics in EU law. Participation is free of charge. To receive a Microsoft Teams invitation, you only need to click on any of the links below.

Western Balkans II project: EJTN delegation visits North Macedonia and Kosovo to support judicial training and reform

An EJTN delegation led by EJTN’s Secretary General, Ms Ingrid Derveaux, and composed of members of the Western Balkans II Project team, Mr Giovanni Pasqua and Ms Vanja Tekic, visited the Academy for Judges and Public Prosecutors of the Republic of North Macedonia, and the Kosovo Justice Academy between 29 and 31 March.

EJTN and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights organize a seminar on judicial protection of fundamental rights granted by the EU Charter

On 20 and 21 March 2023, EJTN and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) organized a seminar on the applicability and effect of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in national proceedings.

CEPOL’s Executive Director visits EJTN to discuss collaboration between the EU judiciary and law enforcement agencies

EJTN’s Secretary General, Judge Ingrid Derveaux, today welcomed a delegation from the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), led by Executive Director Montserrat Marín López.

70 European judges and prosecutors attend EJTN’s webinar on the protection of war crime victims

Today EJTN held the first webinar in a series on victims’ rights. The event, which focused on the protection of war crime victims, was attended by 70 judges and prosecutors from across Europe.

Going beyond legal concepts in fighting trafficking in human beings: EJTN and OSCE develop a toolkit to train judges

On 3 March 2023, EJTN’s Secretary General Ingrid Derveaux and the OSCE’s Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Valiant Richey, held a meeting to advance work on a toolkit to train judges about human trafficking.

Judicial staff from 19 Member States take part in a study visit to the Court of Justice of the European Union

Judges, prosecutors and court staff members from 19 EU Member States were in Luxembourg on 6 and 7 March for a study visit to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU). As part of the visit they attended a court hearing before the Grand Chamber.

EJTN members meet in Madrid to plan 2023 and 2024 training activities in the area of criminal law

On 27 and 28 February 2023, EJTN’s Criminal Law Sub-Working Group met in Madrid to discuss the implementation of EJTN training activities in criminal law for European judges, prosecutors and court staff.

Judges, prosecutors, court and prosecution staff, and judicial trainers from 15 EU Member States participate in a study visit to the European Court of Human Rights

EJTN’s first study visit of 2023 took place at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, from 27 February to 1 March. The visit included guided tours of key institutions, including the European Parliament and Council of Europe, as well as the European Court of Human Rights itself. It was conducted entirely in French.

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Introduction

European Judicial Training Network

The European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) is the principal platform and promoter for the training and exchange of knowledge of the European judiciary.

About us

Who are we ?

We are a membership-based association. Our members are judicial training institutions from all EU members states and the Academy of European Law.

Our vision is to foster mutual trust between judiciary professionals from all EU member states and to contribute creating a common legal and judicial European culture. We achieve this vision by providing networking opportunities for our members, observers, and partners, and by offering tailored training to all 400.000 judges, prosecutors, court staff, and judicial trainers in the EU.

 

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Our training platform

Digital Training Hub

Our full training offer and training material can be found on the EJTN Digital Training Hub.

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About us

How we work ?

EJTN follows a bottom-up approach: Our members learn with each other and from each other.

We design and implement all EJTN training activities together through our four working groups: Exchange Programme, Programmes, Judicial Training Methods, and Linguistics.

This work mode enables our members to exchange best practices and also to improve their domestic training programmes back home, all across Europe.

 

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Our key statement

Judicial Training Principles

EJTN’s nine judicial training principles are our key statement and serve as common foundation and framework for Europe’s judicial training institutions.

 

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Our partners

With whom do we cooperate?

EJTN acts as a platform for judicial training. We maintain a wide range of partnerships with EU institutions and agencies, and with our partner networks and associations.

EJTN remains open for new partnerships.

 

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