Exchanges

Activities

Exchanges

Exchanges in courts, prosecution offices and judicial training institutions of the EU Member States allow participants to learn about the judicial system of the host country, attend court hearings, and exchange views and expertise with their peers.

  • General exchanges

    • General overview of the judicial system
    • 5 or 10 working days
    • Group & Individual
    • 25 Countries
    • Judges, Prosecutors, Court/Prosecution Staff
  • Specialised exchanges

    • Focused on a specific area of law
    • 5 working days
    • Group & Individual
    • 20 Countries
    • Judges, Prosecutors
  • Exchanges for Court Presidents and Chief Prosecutors

    • Focused on court management & leadership
    • 3 to 5 working days
    • Individual & Group
    • 20 Countries
    • Court Presidents, Chief Prosecutors
  • Trainers exchanges

    • Focused on methodology
    • 3, 5 or 10 working days
    • Group & Individual
    • 15 Countries
    • Judicial Trainers, Court Staff Trainers

General exchanges

By familiarising judges, prosecutors, and court/prosecution staff with the judicial system of other eligible countries, General exchanges are designed to contributing to fostering mutual trust. They help to build understanding as well as a feeling of belonging to a common judicial area among the EU judiciary.

 

General exchanges can be organised as group or individual exchanges…

  • In individual exchanges, the visiting judge/prosecutor/court staff shadows a counterpart in his/her daily practice in a court/prosecutor’s office of the host country.
  • In group exchanges, the visiting judge/prosecutor/court staff is received in the host country together with a group of judges and prosecutors from other EU/candidate countries.

… and can have two different durations:

  • One-week exchanges of a duration of 5 working days.
  • Two-week exchanges of a duration of 10 working days.

 

Every year, many places are offered in the participating EU Member States and published during the call for applications. Those places are defined by country, target audience, language and length.

 

Useful documents

2022 Financial conditions for one-week exchanges

2022 Financial conditions for two-week exchanges

Specialised exchanges

Through a Specialised exchange, judges and prosecutors extend their expertise in a specific area of law in a court or prosecution office of another EU Member State. 19 specialisations are offered each year in various EU Member States:

  • Anti-corruption
  • Asylum-Refugee law
  • Banking law
  • Company law
  • Competition law
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Environmental law
  • Family law
  • Financial crime
  • Intellectual property law
  • Juvenile law
  • Labour law
  • Mediation
  • Migration law
  • Organised crime
  • Patent law
  • Regulated market law
  • Sentence enforcement
  • Tax law

 

 

Every year, many places are offered in the participating EU Member States and published during the call for applications. Those places are defined by country, specialisation, target audience, language and length.

Exchanges for Court Presidents and Chief Prosecutors

Focusing on issues such as media and influence on jurisdiction, Information and Communication technologies, HR and Financial management, exchanges for court presidents and chief prosecutors allow judicial leaders to shape their leadership and management skills.

Trainers exchanges

Through an exchange for Trainers, judicial trainers and court staff trainers become familiar with the training methodologies, pedagogical tools, best practice and any training initiative which apply in the host country.

Trainers’ exchanges should be an opportunity to learn more about the best practices in the training of judges and prosecutors identified in the framework of the Pilot Project JUST/2012/JUTR/PR/0064/A4 on European Judicial Training.

 

Trainer exchanges can be organised as group or individual exchanges…

  • In individual exchanges, the visiting trainer shadows a counterpart in his/her daily practice in the judicial training institution of the host country.
  • In group exchanges, the visiting trainer is received in the host country with a group of trainers from other EU/candidate countries.

… and can have two different durations:

  • One-week exchanges of a duration of 3 or 5 working days, depending on the host country.
  • Two-week exchanges of a duration of 10 working days.

 

Every year, many places are offered in the participating EU Member States and published during the call for applications. Those places are defined by country, target audience, language and length.

 

Useful documents

2022 Financial conditions for one-week exchanges

2022 Financial conditions for two-week exchanges

Application

Interested in an exchange?

The call for applications for exchanges is open every year between September and mid-October on the EJTN Exchange Programme platform, for exchanges to be implemented the following year.

Applicants are preselected by the EJTN Members and Associate Members. Preselected applications are then submitted to the EJTN secretariat which proceeds to the allocation based on the available places in the host institutions.

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