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9 February 2023

The Italian School for the Judiciary hosts the first 2023 meeting of EJTN’s Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Sub-Working Group


The Italian School for the Judiciary (Scuola Superiore della Magistratura, SSM) hosted last 3 February in Rome the first 2023 meeting of EJTN’s Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Sub-Working Group (HFR SWG).

The event’s main goal was to assess the implementation of EJTN’s training programmes agreed upon in 2022 as well as the ongoing 2023 activities. Delegates also started working on the 2024 training calendar in the area of human rights and fundamental freedoms, building on the ideas gathered from Lot4 Partners and the European Commission during the recent Training Needs Assessment Meeting held in Brussels on 26 January 2023.

Ms Blanka Javorac Završek from Slovenia’s Judicial Training Centre organized, coordinated, and chaired the meeting, which also provided a platform for attendees to share their perspectives on innovative judicial training techniques and bilateral cooperation actions between judicial training institutions.

EJTN was represented by Ingrid Derveaux (Secretary General), Borja Sáez Martínez (Junior Project Manager) and Amaryllis Perotti (Executive Assistant).

EJTN participating members 

Academy of European Law
Austria – Federal Ministry of Justice
Bulgaria – National Institute of Justice
France – National School for the Judiciary (ENM)
Greece – National School of Judiciary
Hungary – Office of the Prosecutor General
Italy – Superior School for the Judiciary
Latvia – Latvian Judicial Training Centre
Lithuania – Office of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Lithuania
Poland – National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution
Portugal – Centre for Judicial Studies
Spain – Centre for Legal Studies (CEJ)
Spain – Judicial School of the General Council of the Judiciary

Note for editors

Launched in 2017, EJTN’s Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Sub-Working Group (HFR SWG) develops judicial training activities for European judges, prosecutors, and court staff.

These activities allow practitioners to discuss the most crucial and recent developments in human rights and fundamental freedoms at the European and EU level. Participants gain valuable insights from leading experts and exchange experiences and views on domestic legislation with their European counterparts.

The HFR SWG develops joint seminars and trainings in cooperation with EJTN’s external partners, such as the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the Council of Europe Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals Project (HELP), the Association of European Administrative Judges (AEAJ) and the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (MPI).

In 2022, the HFR SWG organized eleven training sessions for 343 participants from 24 countries across Europe, including 21 EU Member States, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and the United Kingdom.

For more information on the activities of the HFR SWG for 2023, click here.