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10 July 2023

Call for Experts for the Western Balkans 2 Project is now open!


Within the framework of the Western Balkans II Project (Pilot Action on Judicial Training), EJTN is launching two calls for experts in judicial training on EU law.

The calls are addressed to judges, prosecutors and judicial trainers from EU Member States with practical and in-depth experience in European integration in the fields of:

• Criminal law, and
• Civil law.

The appointed experts will lead the process of design and implementation of seminars at the Judicial Academy of Serbia (JA) and the Centre for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution of Montenegro (CTJSP) from September to December 2023.

In particular, the experts will contribute to the development of:

• Two seminars for training of experts on EU criminal law, one in Serbia and one in Montenegro
• Two seminars for training of experts on EU civil law, one in Serbia and one in Montenegro

The seminars are part of a larger EJTN-supported judicial training programme on the EU acquis, which is based on a training needs assessment conducted by EJTN in 2022-2023. You can read more about the training needs assessment process and associated conclusions here: EJTN releases Training Needs Assessment reports, providing new insights for better EU law training in the Western Balkans.

The programme(s) aims to support the judicial training institutions in Serbia and Montenegro to train and accredit a core group of trainers on EU law and contribute to the establishment and continued advancement of national networks of experts for adherence to European standards in both countries.

A consistent approach will be adopted within the framework of the programme(s) and should be upheld by the Experts appointed to the Project.

More information about the training programme, the expert’s tasks and responsibilities, as well as on the application process can be found here:

• Call for Experts on EU law training – Criminal
• Call for Experts on EU law training – Civil
• Description of Training Programme on EU acquis

All applicants are invited to send their applications directly to EJTN via email ( by 15 August 2023.

The Pilot Acton on Judicial Training (IPA/2021/425-032) is funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR).