The EJTN Exchange Programme is pleased to open the second call for applications for study visits taking place in the second semester of 2023. EJTN’s study visits are open to judges, prosecutors, court and prosecution staff and judicial trainers from EJTN Members and Associate Members.
Seven study visits will be organised with five partner institutions. If you are interested, please connect to our online application portal and submit your application before 15 May 2023 (18:00 Brussels time).
EJTN provides financial support to participate in these activities. More information on the financial conditions governing the study visits can be found here.
The Hague Conference on Private International Law
The objective of this study visit is to provide participants with valuable insights into the main instruments of the Conference, including its Conventions, Protocols, and Principles. They are a key component of international family law. Applicants to this study visit must work in the family law area.
|End of September 2023 (TBC)||Hague, Netherlands||2 days||English||35 places|
European Court of Human Rights
The study visits to the European Court of Human Rights aim to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of the Court, including its functioning and case law. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to visit the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, and the European Ombudsman.
|25 – 27 September 2023 (TBC)||Strasbourg, France||2.5 days||English||40|
|16 – 18 October 2023 (TBC)||Strasbourg, France||2.5 days||English||40|
Court of Justice of the European Union
Study visits to the Court of Justice of the European Union are a long-lasting tradition in the EJTN Exchange Programme. These visits aim to equip participants with a deeper understanding of the Court’s powers, organisation and functioning.
|18-19 September 2023||Luxembourg||1.5 days||English||35|
|13-14 November 2023||Luxembourg||1.5 days||English||35|
European Institutions in Brussels
The study visit with the EU institutions in Brussels is organised with the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament, the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) and the European Data Protection Supervisor.
|24 – 26 October 2023||Brussels, Belgium||3 days||English||35|
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
The study visit aims to introduce the participants to the work of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights on a wide range of areas, including the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, non-discrimination, access to justice, LGBTI, hate crimes, asylum and migration, children’s rights and data protection. In addition, a visit to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) offers valuable insights into international approaches to preventing and addressing hate crimes, discrimination, and human rights violations.
|23 – 24 October 2023 (TBC)||Vienna, Austria||1.5 days||English||40|
Participants should keep in mind that selecting participants in the Exchange Programme is the prerogative of the EJTN Member and Associate Member institutions.
Launched in 2005 at the initiative of the European Parliament, the Exchange Programme for judicial authorities organises study visits bringing together groups of participants from different nationalities and providing them with insights into the functioning of key institutions.
The activities of EJTN’s Exchange Programme allow judges, prosecutors, court staff and trainers from different EU Member States to improve their knowledge of other judicial systems and human rights law through direct contact and exchange of views and experiences.
The Exchange Programme also aims to develop a European judicial culture based on mutual trust between judicial authorities in the European judicial area.