Judicial Training Methods

The Judicial Training Methods activities aim to enhance the sharing of good judicial training practices among justice professionals and to establish new approaches for the delivery of training and knowledge to EU judges and prosecutors.

What is it?

On 12-13 June 2014 the EJTN members, at the General Assembly in Thessaloniki, Greece, agreed to give life to a new Working Group (WG) devoted to “Judicial Training Methods” (JTM).

The opportunities leading to the creation of this new WG replied to the following requirements:

  • The necessity to share good judicial training practices among justice professionals and set up a new approach towards the delivery of training and knowledge to EU judges and prosecutors, according to changing needs and priorities;
  • The need to combine judicial training with the quality of justice.
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What’s the objective?

The WG Judicial Training Methods can be read under the light of a “fil rouge” serving all these purposes, since its peculiarity lies in the creation of a proper environment for identification, research and dissemination of training tools. Its aim consists in proposing the most efficient and concrete training methodologies, applicable in all contexts.

Therefore, its contributions are polyhedric and transversal for any purposes of training tools development, by offering an actual reply to “training needs”, also through a wider recourse to E- tools.

Key Topics

The WG JTM is organised according to seven Project Teams concerning the following key-areas:

  • Training needs assessment

  • Innovative curricula/training plan

  • Innovative training methodology, E tools & E Learning

  • Judgecraft

  • Leadership

  • Train the Trainers activity on each of the 5 previous key-areas

Activities planned for 2023

    JUDICIAL TRAINING METHODS          
TM/2023/01 16 – 17 March Training trainers to train Judgecraft I

 

Brussels, Belgium Trainers, Programme managers and representatives of judicial training institutions English All EU MS 6 February 2023
TM/2023/02 23 – 24 March Personal Leadership Tallinn, Estonia Presidents of Courts, Institution or Court leaders, Chiefs of Prosecution Offices and Court staff leaders English All EU MS 6 February 2023
TM/2023/03 17 – 18 April Collecting best practices for e-tools and hybrid seminars Naples, Italy Trainers and representatives of training institutions English All EU MS 14 February 2023
TM/2023/04 18 – 19 May Training trainers to train Judgecraft 2 Nicosia, Cyprus Trainers, Programme managers and representatives of judicial training institutions English All EU MS 17 March 2023
TM/2023/05 25 – 26 May Cultural diversity in the courtroom Lisbon, Portugal Judges and Prosecutors English All EU MS 17 March 2023
TM/2023/06 5 – 9 June Judging and AI. a philosophical approach Trier, Germany Judges and Prosecutors English All EU MS 3 April 2023
TM/2023/07 5 – 9 June Virtual Reality in Judicial Training Trier, Germany Trainers and representatives of training instutitons English All EU MS 3 April 2023
TM/2023/08 20 – 21 June Leadership in Communication Zadar or Zagreb, Croatia Presidents of Courts, Institution or Court leaders, Chiefs of Prosecution Offices and Court staff leaders English All EU MS 20 April 2023
TM/2023/09 10 – 11 October Training for trainers: Public speaking Tallinn, Estonia Trainers English All EU MS 14 July 2023
TM/2023/10 19 – 20 October Change Management Brussels, Belgium Presidents of Courts, Institution or Court leaders, Chiefs of Prosecution Offices and Court staff leaders English All EU MS 14 July 2023
TM/2023/11 24 – 25 October Developing new methodology for EU Law training Thessaloniki, Greece Judges and Prosecutors English All EU MS 14 July 2023
TM/2023/12 13 – 14 November Judicial Ethics and Conduct  -Opening New Horizons Bucharest, Romania Trainers, Judges and Prosecutors English All EU MS 13 September 2023
TM/2023/13 4 – 5 December Coaching Leadership Tikkurila, Finland Presidents of Courts, Institution or Court leaders, Chiefs of Prosecution Offices and Court staff leaders English All EU MS 4 October 2023
TM/2022/14 11 – 12 December Communication and Vulnerability Lisbon, Portugal Trainers, Judges, Prosecutors and Court staff English All EU MS 5 October 2023

Reference Topic Dates Venue
TM/2023/01 Personal leadership 7 – 8 March Prague, Czechia
TM/2023/02 Evaluation and learning scan: a new approach in judicial training 14 March Online
TM/2023/03 Applying new technologies to judicial training. Good practices and ongoing challenges 18 – 19 March Trier, Germany
TM/2023/04 Virtual and hybrid hearings. IT tools, challenges and best practices 4 – 5 April Celle, Germany
TM/2023/05 Training trainers to train judgecraft 18 – 19 April Barcelona, Spain
TM/2023/06 Communication and vulnerability 2 – 3 May Barcelona, Spain
TM/2023/07 Pedagogical innovation through the skills-based approach: work on the posture of the judge 16 – 17 May Paris, France
TM/2023/08 Virtual reality in judicial training 3 – 7 June Pirna, Germany
TM/2023/09 Trauma informed judging and practice 10 – 11 June Hamburg, Germany
TM/2023/10 Leadership in communication 24 – 25 June Zagreb, Croatia
TM/2023/11  The legitimacy of the magistrate in the face of new technologies 3 – 4 October Lisbon, Portugal
TM/2023/12  Designing and video production for judicial training. Part 1 14 – 15 October Vienna, Austria
TM/2023/13 Communication and vulnerability 24 – 25 October Tallinn, Estonia
TM/2023/14 Change management 7 – 8 November Nicosia, Cyprus

Any questions?

For any queries concerning the Judicial Training Methods activities, please contact the EJTN Secretariat – Arno Vinkovic, arno.vinkovic@ejtn.eu