Back to News
5 September 2023

Applications to EJTN Exchange Programme 2024: deadline 16 October 2023


Are you interested in discovering other judicial systems or immersing yourself in the work of another judicial institution?

EJTN is delighted to announce the opening of the first call for applications for the 2024 Exchange Programme for Judicial Authorities.

The EJTN Exchange Programme, its Member institutions and partners offer a wide range of available exchanges for highly professional training.


Type of exchange Description
General exchanges They enable participants to share the work of their counterparts in another country and to familiarise themselves with a foreign judicial system. More than 1,000 places are offered in nearly all the EU Member States. Exchanges are available in different languages and different formats.
Specialised exchanges They allow participants to immerse themselves in the work of a tutor who shares the same specialisation as them. Exchanges are offered in a vast array of judicial areas. New in 2024: News specialisations for court and prosecution staff.
Judicial leaders exchanges
They provide members of the judiciary with the tools to shape their leadership and management skills. New in 2024: Judicial leaders exchanges are open to court staff managers.
Trainers exchanges
They allow participants to become familiar with training methodologies, pedagogical tools, and best practices. They also learn about any training initiatives applied in the host country.


Project-based exchanges

Type of exchange Description
Bilateral exchanges They are organised between two courts or prosecution offices of different EU Member States. A court or prosecution from one country sends a delegation of up to 5 participants to the corresponding institution of the other country. Applying courts or prosecution offices shall submit a duly completed exchange project and a signed hosting agreement at the time of their online application. More information on our tutorial “how to complete a hosting agreement”.


Long-term training periods

Long-term training periods represent a unique opportunity to get acquainted with European and international institutions working in the judicial field.

During several months, the trainees immerse themselves in the work, procedures, and decision-making processes of high-level institutions.

Organisation Period and duration
Court of Justice of the European Union
2 September 2024 to 28 February, or 
2 September 2024 to 30 June 2025
European Court of Human Rights
2 September 2024 to 31 August 2025
Duration: between 3 and 4 months, depending on the availability of each National Desk
European Public Prosecutor’s Office
Duration: 6 months, depending on the availability of each unit


Application process and requirements

Applications must be submitted via the Exchange Programme Platform by Monday 16 October 2023 at 18:00 (Brussels time).

EJTN Member institutions are responsible for the selection of applicants.


Upcoming calls for applications

Study visits in various institutions, Regional exchanges, Judiciary learning grant programme and EJTN-CEPOL exchanges will also be available in 2024 and will soon be open for applications.

Do you want to learn more about the Exchange Programme training activities? You can join the Exchange Programme’s information webinar on 13 September 2023 (12:00 – 14:00). Click here for more information and register.


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 direct contact and exchange of views and experiences.

In 2022 more than 3,000 judges, prosecutors and court staff from the EU, the UK and Western Balkans participated in EJTN exchange activities.

All the activities offered under the Exchange Programme can be found at: