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.

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


In 2021, 11 training actions and one AC Training have been implemented. Due to pandemic reasons, most of the seminars were held online , and three seminars were held face-to-face. A total of 227 practitioners have taken part to online / face to face trainings and 56 experts collaborated to the organisation of these trainings.

Activities planned for 2023

Reference Topic Dates Venue
TM/2023/01 Training trainers to train Judgecraft 16-17 March Brussels, Belgium
TM/2023/02 Personal Leadership 23-24 March Tallinn, Estonia
TM/2023/03 Collecting best practices for e-tools and hybrid seminars 17-18 April Naples, Italy
TM/2023/04 Training trainers to train Judgecraft 2 18-19 May Nicosia, Cyprus
TM/2023/05 Cultural diversity in the courtroom 25-26 May Lisbon, Portugal
TM/2023/06 Judging and AI. A philosophical approach 5-9 June Trier, Germany
TM/2023/07 Virtual Reality in Judicial Training 5-9 June Trier, Germany
TM/2023/08 Leadership in Communication 20-21 June Zagreb or Zadar, Croatia
TM/2023/09 Training for trainers: Public speaking 5-9 June Tallinn, Estonia
TM/2023/10 Change Management 28-29 September Brussels, Belgium
TM/2023/11 Developing new methodology for EU Law training 24-25 October Thessaloniki, Greece
TM/2023/12 Judicial Ethics and Conduct – Opening New Horizons 13-14 November Bucharest, Romania
TM/2023/13 Coaching Leadership 4-5 December Tikkurila, Finland
TM/2023/14 Communication and Vulnerability 11-12 December Lisbon, Portugal



Any questions?

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