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10 June 2024

2023 EJTN Annual Report now published


We are happy to launch our 2023 Annual Report, focusing on the year’s accomplishments and the progress towards the European Judicial Training Network’s overall goals. 

“2023 was a year full of challenges but also of rewards. It was a dynamic and fruitful year with new activities and projects. EJTN organised 917 activities, trained 9,320 judges, prosecutors, court staff and trainers, and delivered 40,305.5 days of training,” writes the EJTN Secretary General, Judge Ingrid Derveaux in the report’s foreword.  

Some of the special highlights of 2023 include EJTN signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), establishing a new Working Group on Digitalisation, holding the second round of the Judges@Europe Forum, and launching the new Catalogue of Training Activities. Moreover, each of EJTN’s thematic portfolios contributed to the shared objective of furthering judicial innovation and judicial culture in Europe through a range of activities and trainings. 

In 2023, we paid attention to our special projects and continued our efforts to support the Ukrainian judiciary by providing an expert workshop to discuss practical cases and challenges in handling war crime cases. Moreover, in connection with our project on the Western Balkans, we released two training needs assessment reports and developed a comprehensive series of training sessions on various aspects of EU law.  

Court staff integration was also in focus in 2023. A total of 1,373 court staff from 24 EU Member States participated in all EJTN events, and EJTN strengthened its partnerships with other organisations and institutions in this area. Five EJTN Associate Members met for the first time at the French National School of Clerks to explore each other’s national judicial training systems, specificities and initiatives to identify court staff training needs. 

Our initial training programmes, the THEMIS Competition and the AIAKOS Programme, flourished during 2023. We were thrilled to welcome, for the first time, a THEMIS Grand Final jury member from the CJEU: Stanislas Adam (Référendaire at the cabinet of the President of the Court of Justice of the European Union).  

We are also grateful for the excellent cooperation and the continued increase in the number of study-visit participants at the CJEU and ECHR, allowing enhanced sharing of knowledge and experience for justice professionals. 

The results of last year would, of course, not be possible without the unwavering commitment of all EJTN Members, who create the activities and ensure their wide and targeted dissemination. Reinforced cooperation with partners was also a hallmark achievement of 2023, with EJTN’s Partners significantly contributing to the design of new activities and to the improvement of the existing ones. A special thank you belongs to the continuous support of and invaluable funding by the European Commission.  

Happy reading! 

Click here to access the digital version of the 2023 EJTN Annual Report 

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