Are you interested in exchanging and building a network with European law enforcement officials? Do you want to discover their work in the field?
The EJTN-CEPOL joint Exchange Programme is a hands-on training programme enabling the EU judicial institutions and law enforcement bodies to exchange information and best practices in the justice field.
Law enforcement officials and justice professionals have the opportunity to visit each other in their respective offices to share and compare experiences, working methods and investigation techniques in the areas of:
- Economic and financial crime
- Drug trafficking
- Trafficking in human beings
- Environmental crime
- Joint investigation teams
Building a network
EJTN-CEPOL joint exchanges are a unique opportunity to discover the work of law enforcement officials and how they act and strive in the field. In return, a law enforcement official will shadow the work of a judge or prosecutor to foster mutual understanding.
These exchanges are based on the principle of reciprocity. Applicants are aware that they will have to host their counterparts in their respective offices.
Although not compulsory at the application stage, a prosecutor or investigative judge can already apply with the name of a possible counterpart in another country.
Application process and requirements
Applications from prosecutors and investigative judges must be submitted on the Exchange Programme Platform by Friday 16 February 2024 at 18:00 (Brussels time).
Any application must contain the EJTN-CEPOL application form describing the project.
Other calls for applications
Together with the EJTN-CEPOL joint exchanges, the call for applications for the Regional exchanges and Judiciary learning grant programme 2024 will open on 10 January. This will be the occasion to set up a tailor-made project with a foreign counterpart. The call for applications is open all year long until the budget dedicated to this initiative is spent.
Please visit the project-based exchanges page on the EJTN website to learn more about it.
The EJTN Exchange Programme
Launched in 2005 at the initiative of the European Parliament, the Exchange Programme for judicial authorities aims to develop a European judicial culture based on mutual trust between judicial authorities in the European judicial area.
By participating in an exchange, judges, prosecutors, court and prosecution staff, and trainers from different EU Member States improve their knowledge of other judicial systems through establishing direct contact with each other as well as exchanging views and experiences.
In 2023, more than 3,000 judges, prosecutors and court staff from the EU, the UK and the Western Balkans participated in EJTN exchange activities.
All activities offered by the Exchange Programme can be found at: https://ejtn.eu/exchanges